It has long been apparent that much of the media and entertainment industry are biased in favor of Democrats and increasingly will work proactively to try and help that political party and its candidates win elections.
The latest example of such is the fact that HBO is set to release a special documentary covering President Joe Biden’s first year in office just a few weeks ahead of the midterm elections, Breitbart reported.
There is little doubt, as evidenced by the promotional trailer for that documentary, that it will portray Biden and his administration in the most positive light possible in hopes of rallying the president’s Democratic supporters to turn out at the polls and vote to keep the party in control of one or both chambers of Congress.
Coincidental timing, to be sure
On Oct. 19, just three weeks before Election Day, HBO will premiere on its premium cable network and streaming service that documentary titled “Year One: A Political Odyssey.”
The special, which HBO promises will offer a “rare glimpse into the inner working of the White House,” features interviews with numerous current and former top officials in the Biden White House and administration as well as allied members of Congress.
It will cover some of the major developments of 2021 both domestically and globally, from dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the fallout of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the rise of communist China as an overt adversary, and the build-up and launch of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — with a healthy dose of blame in some or all things for former President Donald Trump and his administration.
Special access granted
Politico Playbook reported that HBO was granted special access by the Biden White House to conduct interviews — albeit not of Biden himself — and film scenes, both in Washington D.C. as well as on trips abroad.
The project is headed up by New York Times reporter David Sanger, who teamed up with director David Maggio, and the documentary will span from Biden’s inauguration in January 2021 to his first State of the Union address in March 2022.
“The whole film plays through the interplay of these three things: Covid, post-Jan. 6, and the international challenges,” Sanger told Politico.
“The common theme — I’d say there are two: The country was in a deep hole because there wasn’t a Covid vaccination rollout plan, they had to kind of make one on the fly,” he added. “The second was the country was deeply divided and our adversaries saw an opportunity in that because they knew we were so distracted. I think you’ve seen that with the resumption of superpower conflict.”
Whether this HBO documentary will serve to bolster the electoral chances of a deeply unpopular first-term president’s political party — which historically has suffered substantial losses in midterm elections — or whether this overtly biased puff piece timed to coincide with the elections will be dismissed as blatant partisan propaganda is something that remains to be seen.