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CNN's Hillary Documentary Falls Apart

Director backs out due to lack of interview subjects
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2013 12:30 PM CDT
CNN's Hillary Documentary Falls Apart
In this Sept. 9, 2013, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about Syria in the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(Newser) – CNN has decided to cancel its controversial Hillary Clinton documentary, Time reports—and it's only partially because Republicans pressured the network into it. Behind the scenes, prominent Democrats were just as hostile to the film, director Charles Ferguson reveals in a Huffington Post blog post today. Clinton's people were actually calling to interrogate him and complain to CNN before the RNC ever got involved.

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Ferguson says he dug up plenty of reasons they might feel that way—like Clinton's ties to Walmart, Tyson Foods, and Saudi Arabia. "I would have loved to explore all this. But when I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film. Not Democrats, not Republicans." While CNN was sticking with him, Ferguson decided he simply didn't have enough interview subjects, and quit. "It's a victory for the Clintons, and for the money machines that both political parties have become," he laments. (Read more CNN stories.)

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