Filmmaker working on Hillary Clinton doc for CNN terminates project

Charles Ferguson, the filmmaker behind the Hillary Clinton documentary set to air on CNN, has terminated the project.

Ferguson, who won an Academy Award in 2007 for his documentary about the Iraq War announced his decision in a blog post for the Huffington Post:

After painful reflection, I decided that I couldn’t make a film of which I would be proud. And so I’m cancelling. (Not because of any pressure from CNN — quite the contrary.) It’s a victory for the Clintons, and for the money machines that both political parties have now become. But I don’t think that it’s a victory for the media, or for the American people. I still believe that Mrs. Clinton has many virtues including great intelligence, fortitude, and a deep commitment to bettering the lives of women and children worldwide. But this is not her finest hour.

He went on to say he faced opposition from Republicans, Democrats, and Clinton staffers in trying to create the special.

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“This shows you how free our press is. There is an amazing story up from The Guardian that shows that CNN has cancelled a documentary on Hillary Clinton and they said no one, no one wanted anything to do with this,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “[Ferguson] has decided to pull the plug on a documentary after being met with a wall of silence. He said, ‘When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody was interested in helping me make the film. Not Democrats, not Republicans, and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons or dreams of a position in the Hillary Clinton administration. Not even journalists who want access, which can easily be taken away. I sensed potential difficulty in licensing archive footage even from Pat Robertson and from Fox. After approaching well over 100 people, only two people who had ever dealt with Mrs. Clinton would agree to an on‑camera interview. And I suspected that even they would back out.’ Is this amazing? I mean that’s how free your press really is.”

“That’s also the kind of power the Clintons have,” Pat added.

CNN has expressed its disappointment that the project would not be moving forward. A CNN spokesperson told TheBlaze that CNN “was excited to be working with [Ferguson], but we understand and respect his decision.”

“You can imagine the [2016] election and what’s going to happen and what the media is going to do to anyone who runs against Hillary Clinton,” Glenn said. “She was promised, she was promised this is your presidency after we get rid of BO.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Mrs. Rodham-Clinton has a good chance of winning if she decides to run. Which we don’t know yet?? She is well-loved, respected, and has the credentials . . . Plus, she knows how to work across party lines and idealogy, which are the two illnesses running free in our Govt. today.
    I will vote for her . . . but nobody knows . . . politics are a dirty sport!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Really don’t know if she is running please her ego needs it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    I am sorry but I refuse to vote another Clinton if not only she was apart of a lot of screw ups that past four years but also when you got the media treating her like someone off limits you begin to wonder if they liberal media wants her as dictator for both her in dictators at least got that one thing in common the media is up both their rears.

  • Jarheadwife

    Anyone, and I mean anyone for any reason, who would even think that “Mrs. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE ANYWAY?” would be a good candidate for the presidency let alone vote her into office would have as much blood on their hands as she does on hers. You need a long ‘go to JESUS moment’ and ask for some wisdom…this woman has proved wickedness and corruption makes a billionaire! 

  • SB1

    That guy is going to get killed too.

  • GrandmasterBeavis

    Hillary, the Butcher of Benghazi !!

  • Anonymous

    “Great intelligence?”  Get real?  Hillary is a woman of pedestrian intelligence whose chief notoriety comes from being married to the womanizing dirt-bag of an ex-president.  She is an economic illiterate, a scientifici illiterate and a moral degenerate.  She bought the global warming fraud hook-line and sinker, attacks oil companies for “record profits” when their profit margins are lower than industry averages, and thinks nothing of demonizing her opponents to serve her political aims.  Think Billy Dale of the WH Travel Office who was not only fired by Hillary, but brought up on charges of financial impropriety to cover her act.  Dale was later exonerated, and Hillary herself should have been indicted.  She is a self-described “Progressive” in the worst sense of thr term.

  • John

    Blood on her hands.  I would never vote for her.  In addition, why vote for someone who was co-architect of the housing collapse which affected the global economy?

  • Anonymous

    Well-loved?  BY whom.  The politically clueless who know nothing about her whole despicable record, starting when she worked for the Watergate Committee in the 1970s, from which she was fired.  She is an arrogant elitist who is driven by a far-left ideology.  She is not only incompetent (witness her tenure as Sec. of State), but an economic and scientific illiterate.  Like Obama, she is completely driven by ideology.
    And she hardly knows how to work across party lines.  Her statement to Congress “At this point, what difference does it make? reflected her arrogance and cluelessness in an effort to escape from her incompetence..  Remember that it was Hillary who early in her tenure pronounced Bashar Al Assad a “reformer.”  Idiot!

  • Anonymous

     I wish the “Capitol Hillbillies” would just go away….

  • Anonymous

    We will all be in such an Obamacare mess by then we won’t know which end is up and if the plan works as planned, many true Americans will be killed by the bill…My doc said to hoard all our pills…they dictate what she can write for the elderly…

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t Hillary think she is Eleanor Roosevelt incarnate…..??? I know she says she talks to her.

  • Anonymous

     She has no moral compass.

  • Anonymous

     What a shame for anyone to vote for the big phony….murderess!  Shame on you..You are what is wrong with this country…..You drink kool aid and believe the lies….Sad.

  • Anonymous

     She has always always wanted to play with the big boys and be one of them…P envy…..at her core….

  • mspatdev

     The only reason Hillary is running is because her husband wants her to. He has always wanted her to run. He is 73 yrs. old and Hillary is 69 yrs old. She had to go to the hospital shortly after the Benghazi mess. She and obammy did watch everything that was going on with Benghazi and the drones were taking the pictures. So, she got sick and ended up in the hospital. Is she going to be doing that all of the time when the drones are killing people? Why does she want to be in the pres. after obammy? He will have ruined the country that she will not be able to put it together unless she is part of it. She can’t even tell congress the truth of Benghazi and then her answer was “SO BE IT, IT IS OVER WITH’, I hate to tell her it is not over yet. Benghazi isn’t over with many unanswered questions. The dictator in the w/h isn’t even going to help solve it. There is a lot of us that make posts or comments that know how really has happened.  I didn’t vote to bozo and I sure in the hell am not going to clinton.

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    Reject the superstitions and illusions of today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Anonymous

    What difference does it make she look’s dead anyway !
         Trader with a movie , remember that movie she lied about.

  • Anonymous

    This is all on purpose there setting everything up for this crack.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    And it is going to be that bad.

  • Anonymous

    Why doesnt The Blaze do an expose of Hillary. You could start with the “suicide” of Mr Foster, wasn’t it? Then the Starr report on all of her shady dealings taking govt money supposedly for poor black women
    To start businesses, when she was the Governor’s wife. Also her investment with the Ark. Chicken guy that made her a quick 100,000 dollars in a few days, while others lost money. Then of course her health care flop. Then on to Bhengazi and how much better off the world is since she and ger Muslim Brotherhood asst helped make the world a safer place. (Haha!) Maybe the comedy guys could write the script. It is time to get out the real story on this lady maybe just after her nomination. Show all of her lies. I want a truthful expose of this woman. Not one that she must approve. Just using her own words that show what a trail of bodies she has left behind her.

  • Anonymous

    Amen bro I can feel the pain before it even has gotten here look in her eyes she looks like Hitler enraged !

  • greywolfrs

    I guess you missed White Water, idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1572773932 Rob Wetherbee

    If you vote for Hillary, you are an absolute fool.  Most of the Progressive Obomass regime’s, policies and practices, will just continue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marybarbara.buxton Mary Barbara Buxton

    I lived the Clinton years in DC and watching 4van loads of gifts to the American people being hauled to an 8 million dollar free mansion donated to Bill and Hill makes me SICK. They are the current behind the scenes leaders of the Gimme  generation. Hill didn’t give in to the Bomma man for no reason. Gimme someone to vote for who can define and live INTEGRITY.  Webster has it right. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/marybarbara.buxton Mary Barbara Buxton

    The Hill Billys left 5 years ago and now the Hill part is planning to return in 3 years. Cant wait to vote against her and her cronies again and gain

  • http://www.facebook.com/marybarbara.buxton Mary Barbara Buxton

    All this junk Bomination is pulling is going to speed up end times.  It’s not a pretty sight and terrorizing to look ahead even here in the Land of the (Un) Free and the home of the Apathetic 

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the reply they have chosen there master and I have chosen mine and I hope you agreed MATTHEW 6:24 pretty much sum’s up these worshipers of man, but don’t be fooled they know what they do and do it anyway .GOD bless

  • Anonymous

    If our country even makes it to the next Presidential “election” (I use that word loosely, as electronic voting machines get rigged constantly – see the true story of how Michael Connell died when his plane was tampered with during the Bush election), we will need to elect an everyday American citizen if we want anything to change.  Then, all ballots must be paper and must be counted by hand.  None of the people currently in office can be trusted, and their names should NEVER appear on a ballot again in this country!