Bush has his Harry Thomason

Filmmaker Lionel Chetwynd is the usual go-to guy for journalists who dust off the "lonely Republicans of Hollywood" story. He also wrote and produced the Showtime docudrama "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis," which began its run last night. Howard Rosenberg, in a "Special to the L.A. Times" column on Sunday, and a New York Times national piece today note the help that Chetwynd enjoyed from his friends in the White House. Says the NYT:

"DC 9/11," it turns out, is not just a piece of Hollywood fantasy by an admirer of the president, but something the White House spent many hours cooperating with. It reflects not just how the writer wants the events to be seen, but how the Bush administration wants itself remembered.

Here's the Washington Times take on Chetwynd and politics.


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