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CNN 'documentary' on George H.W. Bush paid for by Bush Library Foundation
CNN 'documentary' on George H.W. Bush paid for by Bush Library Foundation

I am not looking to make a big deal out of this, but I thought at least one mainstream media critic ought to point out that CNN plans to air what it's calling a "documentary" about George H.W. Bush Sunday night in prime time, starting at 9. Except it's not a documentary as the word is used to describe the work of a filmmaker like Ken Burns or Frederick Wiseman. It's not even a documentary as the word might be used to describe an extended report of 30 minutes or so about a historic building airing on your hometown TV news station. This is two hours of hagiography paid for by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. One of its two producers, Mary...

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