Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry's incendiary documentary, based on the best-selling book by Gene Lyons and Joe Conason, offers a glimpse at the genesis of these partisan vendettas and explores the myths and truths behind the nearly ten year campaign to systematically destroy the political legacy of the Clintons.
I never understood how some of these Arkansas based people who were being relied on and listened to and wined and dined and flown around by the LA Times and others, how they got the credibility that they got to be listened to, because there wasn't one of them that was um a semi normal person."
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I rate this documentary as a "9" on a scale where "Bowling for Columbine" is a "10" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" is an "8."
The film makers show in detail how a group of right-wingers manipulated the system in order to bring-down an American President. It further shows the abuse of power by a Republican Congress and a vicious "independent" counsel.
It further shows an American newsmedia obliging in its coverage.
The true heroine of the story was Susan McDougal who went to prison rather than commit perjury.
Lest we forget that Ken Starr released the video of Clinton's deposition on the same day the President addressed the UN on terrorism. How much more could we have done about terrorism if the President was not distracted by the baseless attacks?
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