Death of a President
Posted by Chris @ 9:28 PM
More4 recently showed “Death of a President” and it piqued my interest enough for it to be sat recorded on my Humax for a few weeks before I finally got around to watching it this weekend.
For those who don't know Death of a President is set a year from now, and depicts in documentary style the assassination and subsequent investigation of George W Bush. It had piqued my interest because of the obvious shock factor (fancy making a film about an assassination of the sitting President, shame on you Channel 4!), but also because I was interested in how they were going to present it.
Sadly what I endured for 2 hours was pretty much a propaganda film for the “Stop the War Coalition”, and quite frankly I had hoped for better. I'm not particularly for or against the war in Iraq, but propaganda like this just annoys the hell out of me. Certainly they aren't the only ones at it, the news media are just as bad, but somehow I expect better from Channel 4.
Oh well, a quick search shows the shock factor certainly worked. Did anyone else see this programme, what did you make of it?