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 »
And I remember George Stephanopoulos coming into the Oval Office not once but two or three times and saying "Mr. President you have GOT to get into this meeting." It was surreal. I was taking the time of the President of the United States during an international emergency, talking with him about the Paula Jones case.
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Less a vindication of Clinton than an indictment of the press, this film provides a timely commentary on the excesses of journalistic zeal that almost brought down a presidency. I was especially moved by the women players, including Susan McDougal, aka Joan of the Ozarks, who was treated like a serial killer during her two years in prison, after she ran afoul of nasty-minded Ken Starr and his minions. I also like the brave and witty portrait of ex-Arkansas Governor Riley's wife Claudia. The facts presented here may seem all too familiar by now, but we can thank authors Joe Conason and Gene Lyons for unearthing a good number of them. Students of history will long debate the merits of the Clinton presidency, but the incompetence of the press is now an established fact.
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