PBS To Throw Bill Clinton On The Fire

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Next month PBS will air a 4 hour documentary on Bill Clinton's life. About 1 hour will be devoted to his infidelities.

    The film covers Clinton’s life in its entirety — from his childhood in Arkansas to his first runs for office to his election as governor of Arkansas to his presidency — but almost a full hour of the documentary focuses on Clinton’s personal struggles with fidelity, coupled with harsh, blunt language from many of his colleagues and chroniclers. In fact, the film’s introduction, a quick summary of the entire documentary, opens with the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

    Eight minutes in, the topic of Gennifer Flowers surfaces.

    “There was this growing skepticism in the press that this guy was just a big phony,” Time’s Joe Klein said, discussing Clinton’s reaction to the allegations. “He was too slick. He was too smooth. And he would lawyer answers to questions.”

    When discussing the Clintons’ years in Arkansas, narrator Campbell Scott said, “Hillary had to deal with Bill’s constant womanizing.”

    “You’ve got to understand, at one time, there [were] at least 25 women per day coming through there trying to find him,” sais Paul Fray, Clinton’s campaign manager during his unsuccessful congressional run in 1974. “I’d tell them, 'He’s on the road, get out the door.' But, Lord, it was bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71382.html#ixzz1jHsM65Gj
  2. Lucrum


    I don't see how an hour could possibly be enough time. LOL
  3. Way to go PBS, you were only 20 years late. That is still better than the networks, notably CBS. They prostituted the once respected show 60 Minutes to allow him to go on and lie about Flowers et al and never challenged him.

    Of course, the networks and cable have come a long way since then. They made an attempt to appear even-handed with Clinton while doing their best to promote him. Now, they don't even try to pretend to be unbiased as they cheerlead obama.