Mock Bush Assassination Prompts Outrage
Posted on Sep 1, 2006
A British TV network is set to air a mock documentary that portrays the imagined assassination of President Bush. While the White House has refused to comment on the program, one Republican spokesperson said: ?I find this shocking, I find it disturbing. I don’t know if there are many people in America who would want to watch something like that.?
But the head of More4, the network airing the program, had this to say in its defense: ?It’s a pointed political examination of what the War on Terror did to the American body politic…. It’s not sensationalist or simplistic but a very thought-provoking, powerful drama. I hope people will see that the intention behind it is good.”
The 90-minute film shows Mr Bush being targeted by a sniper during an anti-war rally in Chicago in 2007.
He is confronted by a demonstration when he arrives in the city to deliver a speech to business leaders and is shot as he leaves the venue.
The ensuing investigation focuses on a Syrian-born man.