Via Fox News comes the scary news that the Clinton biopic for CNN has come to a grinding halt, thanks primarily to the Clintons themselves. The circumstances surrounding the decision were in large part driven by a wall of silence:
The filmmaker who was planning to produce a controversial documentary on Hillary Clinton has pulled out of the project, claiming that Clinton aides exerted pressure on him and that dozens of potential sources refused to grant interviews.Director Charles Ferguson...indicated the strongest resistance came from the Clinton world."When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film," he said. "Not Democrats, not Republicans -- and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration."
Sounds like there might be pressure on those on the left to shut up. The pressure eventually extended to the filmmaker himself.
Ferguson described how he faced resistance from Clinton's inner circle from the beginning.After he signed a contract with CNN Films, he said he was grilled by Clinton's press secretary. "He interrogated me; at first I answered, but eventually I stopped," Ferguson wrote.
So after all the pressure, Ferguson finally had to give up. He believes the cancellation is a victory for the Clintons.
Ferguson reserved choice words for the Clintons. He claimed that after running into Bill Clinton during a June dinner, "he proceeded to tell me the most amazing lies I've heard in quite a while" about the financial crisis...Ferguson said his decision to cancel the film, ultimately, is "a victory for the Clintons, and for the money machines that both political parties have now become," but not for the media."I still believe that Mrs. Clinton has many virtues including great intelligence, fortitude, and a deep commitment to bettering the lives of women and children worldwide. But this is not her finest hour," he wrote.