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    Bush assassinated? New film depicts it

    Bush assassinated? New film depicts it
    British TV network defends its airing of ‘Death of a President’
    The Associated Press


    Updated: 10:29 a.m. ET Sept 1, 2006
    LONDON - A British television network plans to broadcast a dramatic, documentary-style film about a fictional assassination of U.S. President George W. Bush, the network’s head said Thursday.

    The program uses actors and digital manipulation of real footage to show a fictional account of Bush being gunned down after delivering a speech in Chicago, Peter Dale, the head of More4, told a news conference.

    “Death of a President,” also scheduled to be shown at the Toronto Film Festival in September, focuses on all those linked to the pretend crime — including nearby anti-war protesters, suspects, Secret Service guards and investigators, Dale said.

    More4, which is the digital offshoot of Britain’s Channel 4 network, plans to show the program on Oct. 9.

    The White House declined to comment on the network’s announcement, saying it would not dignify the program with a response.

    “It’s an extraordinarily gripping and powerful piece of work, a drama constructed like a documentary that looks back at the assassination of George Bush as the starting point for a very gripping detective story,” Dale told reporters.

    “It’s a pointed political examination of what the war on terror did to the American body politic,” he said.


    Dale said he expected the film would upset some, but defended it as a sophisticated piece of work.

    “It’s not sensationalist, or simplistic but a very thought-provoking, powerful drama,” he said. “I hope people will see that the intention behind it is good.”

    “Death of a President” is directed by Gabriel Range, whose 2003 TV movie “The Day Britain Stopped” showed what might happen if the country’s transportation network ground to a halt.



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    Publicity stunt = free advertising. Pitiful, liberal crap.

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    “It’s a pointed political examination of what the war on terror did to the American body politic,”

    I'm sure they're really in tune to the American public, because of the extremely accurate and honest reporting of the mainstream media. We all know that whatever they say is exactly the way it is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sgkelly
    What a bunch of crazy bastards.
    I agree - Just encourages people who would love to assassinate the President in real life

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    Wonder if the producer/director got a visit from the USSS? I'm not sure if they would contact anyone overseas for something like this, but I've heard of them doing it here.

 

 

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