Cinemax is running a broadcast this February 18th at 7 PM EST(?).
It sounds interesting enough to want to watch.
View The Trailer !!
In October 1999, a short article appeared in the New York Times: St. Martin's Press recalled Fortunate Son, the first published biography of
George W. Bush. At the time of its recall, the book was #8 on Amazon.com’s best-seller list – no doubt due to the book's widely publicized
allegations that Bush had been arrested for coc aine possession in 1972. However, Bush wasn’t the only one with a hidden past. Citing distrust of
the author, J. H. Hatfield, the publisher pulled the book from stores after learning that he was a convicted felon.
Several weeks later, small underground imprint Soft Skull Press, the self-styled "punk of publishing," announced that it would re-publish the
book. But getting Fortunate Son back on the shelves wouldn't prove so easy. Operating out of a tenement basement on New York City's Lower East Side,
29-year-old founder Sander Hicks struggled without significant success for over a year to get the book back into stores and into the national
consciousness. After months of lawsuits, bad press, and disagreements with the distributor, Soft Skull made one final desperate attempt to make a
splash at the 2001 Book Expo of America. Against the author's wishes, Hicks revealed the sources for the book's coc aine allegations, which
leads to electrifying consequences.
Democracy Now! Premieres the Full Interview with Bush Biographer J.H. Hatfield Who
Died 2 Years Ago of an Alleged Suicide Amidst Controversy Over his Book Fortunate Son
CLICK HERE to watch the (High Bandwidth) interview
Today we play an interview that we have held for over three years. It involves allegations of President Bush, drugs, obstruction of justice and
corporate scandal. It raises questions about why Bush’s driver license number was changed.
In the book Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President author J.H. Hatfield charges that President Bush was arrested in
1972 for coc aine possession and that Bush’s father George Sr. used his political connections to have his son’s record expunged.
Soon after publication, Hatfield’s credibility was challenged. He had been convicted in 1988 for hiring a hit-man in a failed attempt to kill his boss
and had served five years in prison.
J.H. Hatfield died of an alleged suicide in July 2001.
The interesting thing about the book, the movie, and the interview, is that it suggests the idea that you do not want to dig too deep, in your quest
for the truth !
[Edited on 17-2-2004 by smirkley]