'District of Corruption' to Debut June 17 on AXS TV
Last week I was on Fox and Friends to announce a wonderful development for Judicial Watch’s public education mission. In just a few weeks, we are going to take another major leap forward in exposing the truth about President Barack Obama's corruption--and D.C. corruption generally--to the American people.
On June 17, our hard-hitting documentary District of Corruption will receive its national television premiere at 8 p.m. EST, with an encore performance at 11 p.m. EST on the AXS TV network, reaching 41 million households. Additionally, HDNet Movies will air the documentary this fall.
Our film is written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon, the writer/director of Occupy Unmasked and the Sarah Palin film The Undefeated. It is produced in association with Constant Motion Entertainment and co-produced by Dan Fleuette.
(District of Corruption is a companion piece to my New York Times best-selling book, The Corruption Chronicles, Obama’s Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government, which was released in July 2012 by Simon & Schuster’s Threshold Editions.)
As I say, the film’s television premiere comes at a time of increased public attention to corruption scandals inside the Obama administration.
Benghazi-gate, the Department of Justice and IRS scandals are grabbing the headlines. They represent the latest examples of the D.C. corruption crisis. But anyone who wants to truly understand the truth about this and more must look behind today’s headlines. And that is why our film is so important.
District of Corruption is the most sweeping attempt to date to examine political corruption--in both political parties. And make no mistake; this film is as factual and compelling a film on this out-of-control Obama administration as you will see. We are grateful to our partners at AXS TV for providing a platform to reach and educate millions of Americans.
AXS TV Chairman Mark Cuban, for his part, believes the film will certainly be a conversation starter: “There is an enormous amount of public interest in the subject of political corruption, so I’m confident that District of Corruption will find an audience on our network. The film is dynamic and unsparing of politicians all across the board. District of Corruption is bound to get Americans talking.”
The film chronicles Judicial Watch’s epic battles against corruption through three presidential administrations (Clinton, Bush, Obama), focusing most intensely on the current administration’s scandals, including: Operation Fast and Furious; crony capitalism; Solyndra and other “green energy” projects; federal bailouts and earmarks; ACORN and voter fraud; illegal alien amnesty; and threats to the integrity of the 2012 elections; as well as new attacks on government transparency and accountability.
The film traces the arc of government corruption and secrecy from the Clinton administration through the Bush years to the current corruption and transparency crises of the Obama administration.
“We decided from the outset that we could not and would not pull a single punch in making this film,” Bannon said. “To play favorites or to avoid naming names would have completely undermined our objective. This film goes far beyond high-adrenaline, emotionally compelling entertainment. This is about saving our institutions of government from the corruption and cronyism that threatens their existence. We intend to initiate a seismic shift in the public policy and cultural landscape.”
Be sure to check the film website frequently for updates (www.DistrictOfCorruptionMovie.com).