Talking about the relaunch of CNN’s “Crossfire,” Newt Gingrich took the opportunity to offer his opinion on two high-profile TV projects that are in the works about Hillary Clinton — including a documentary at CNN.
Gingrich said it isn’t possible to make a “neutral” documentary about Hillary Clinton, Deadline.com reports.
“Asked his thoughts on the Republican National Committee’s decision last month to block CNN from GOP presidential primary debates during the 2016 election cycle because it is working on a Clinton docu, Gingrich said he thought CNN — and NBC, which has said it is developing a Hillary Clinton miniseries — should offer equal time,” the story says.
The story quotes Gingrich saying: “I actually don’t believe you can create a neutral documentary about Hillary Clinton." Gingrich also referred to NBC’s Clinton miniseries project as a documentary, the story notes.
“’I don’t see it as a giant deal,” he said of the CNN project, adding, “I don’t think Hillary’s survival or failure are going to rest on these two documentaries.’”
“That said, Gingrich took particular issue with NBC’s having signed actress Diane Lane to play Clinton in its miniseries,” the story adds.
Said Gingrich: "If you look at who they have playing Hillary Clinton, it’s unquestionably bias from Day 1."
Gingrich did not elaborate on the comment, but the report notes: "In discussions about NBC’s miniseries some critics have pointed out that Diane Lane is the soon-to-be former daughter-in-law of James Brolin, who played Ronald Reagan in the controversial CBS miniseries about the former president; the RNC also took issue with that miniseries, which wound up running instead on Showtime — a network whose programming chief at that time was Bob Greenblatt, who is now in charge of programming at NBC."