Thursday, April 05, 2007

Remind Me Not to Buy Tickets...

A bunch of HBO donors to liberal Democrats intend to make a movie about the 2000 recount. And it seems that they aren't interviewing any Republicans in doing their research:

HBO is planning to make an unbiased film, titled "Recount" and scheduled to premiere early next year, about the 2000 presidential election.

That could be difficult, if not impossible, to pull off, because the director, executive producer, and writer of the movie are all Democrats. Oh, and Colin Callender, the president of HBO Films, is also a D.

The Hollywood Reporter this week quoted Callender as saying the movie won't take sides and instead would be "a fascinating look at democracy." Callender has made political donations to then-Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.), Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton ( D-N.Y.).

Executive Producer Paula Weinstein, who has given to Sens. Clinton, Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), praised Sydney Pollack for being the only director able to deal with the "dramatic twists and turns of the story with honesty and truthfulness."

Pollack has contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats over the years. Some of the recipients were Clinton, Boxer, and California Reps. Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters. In 1999, however, he gave to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Daniel Strong, the writer of "Recount," has claimed he did detailed research and conducted numerous interviews with the people involved.

That is news to one Republican operative who was in the middle of the hanging-chad controversy, who said he knows of no Florida Republican — including former Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) — who was interviewed by Strong.

Do you suppose we can count on it to be as accurate as Fahrenheit 911?

1 comment:

Philo-Junius said...

I wonder if Sen. McCain will have any pithy insights in the film about how healthy for Democracy (note the capital D) it is to have campaign finance legislation muzzling paid media contributions, leaving the field instead to responsible professionals.

Oh, that's right; he was still sulking back then.