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.
This documentary film was made and first released about four years after its source book of the same "The Hunting of the President" name by Gene Lyons and Joe Conason had been first published in the year 2000. See more »
There was a sense among a certain social set in Washington, that Clinton was not their kind of person. He gave a little talk at a party that was given to welcome him to town when he was President Elect, and he noted that those who came to Washington weren't there to serve themselves, and shouldn't be. But, they were there to serve the people who sent them. Now, some of those at that party thought that he was criticizing them. And they didn't understand that he wasn't talking about them or ...
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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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