Washington Examiner, Stephanopolous won’t be roped into
January 16, 6:59 AM
‘HILLARY: THE MOVIE’
Since moving from the Clinton administration into journalism, ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopolous has had to listen to all sorts of opinions he might have found objectionable
during his political career. But there is a limit.
On Monday night, conservative filmmaker David Bossie was debuting his latest effort, “Hillary: The Movie,” at the Loews Georgetown. Guests were milling about in the lobby, when who should walk in but Stephanopolous and his wife, actress Ali Wentworth.
His eyes open for VIPs, the anchorman was approached by one of the staffers for Shirley & Bannister Public Affairs (which handled media for the event) and asked whether he was there for the screening.
Not exactly, he said of the project that lobs bombs at his ex-boss’s wife for 90 minutes. He said they were there to see another film. But we hear he accepted a DVD copy of the movie with a “wry smile.”
Once everyone (Stephanopolous excluded) was seated, Bossie introduced his sixth film in three years by saying that his organization, Citizens United, “saw the success of Michael Moore and recognized the power of film.”
But he added, “Trying to make a movie about Hillary Clinton is really a very difficult job. Trying to figure out what not to put in the film is harder than figuring out what to put in it.”
Guests at the film, many of whom also appeared in the film, read like a who’s who of conservative media (columnist Bob Novak, American Spectator editor Bob Tyrrell) and a roster of figures from Clinton
scandals past (Kathleen Willey, former White House Travel Office Director Billy Dale and Rep. Dan Burton, who investigated the Clinton administration in the mid-1990s).
Also on hand: Christopher Hitchens, who wrote a book about the Clintons called “No One Left to Lie To.” He sidled up to Novak at the after-party at Sequoia and reminded us of “Wayne’s World” when told the veteran columnist, “I am not worthy.”
Party on, Hitch.