Mayor Emanuel’s Staff Coordinated to Develop Scripts on Redford’s “Chicagoland” Series
The Democratic-Media Complex at work–
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s staff coordinated with Robert Redford in his “Chicagoland” propaganda series.
Rebel Pundit reported:
Under the guise of documentary filmmaking, producers of CNN’s “Chicagoland” series concocted scenes to frame Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “leadership” and compassion,” 700 emails obtained by the Chicago Tribune show.
Produced by Robert Redford, the series had already been ridiculed in the Chicago Tribune for its focus on putting Emanuel in a positive light. CNN had insisted the series was “unscripted,” however — and billed it as a gritty look at the violent city.
The emails reveal exchanges such as this one from producer Marc Levin to Emauel aide David Spielfogel:
This is a real opportunity to highlight the Mayors leadership — his ability to balance the need for reform and fiscal reality with compassion for affected communities and concern for the safety of Chicago’s school children….We need the mayor on the phone in his SUV, in city hall with key advisers and his kitchen cabinet and meeting with CPS head BBB (Barbara Byrd-Bennett) and with CPD (Superintendent Garry) McCarthy.
And from producer Mark Benjamin:
Still need more Rahm. Need the mayor at Fenger High School with Liz also. I know i am needy but we want more Rahm in the series. I know I sound like a (broken) record, but in the Feb. ’14 broadcast, Rahm will look good making ‘his’ points.
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