I know attacks on Hillary Clinton are ongoing and that not every oddball project that comes along that gives her opponents fresh ammunition is initially intended as such but it's difficult [and dangerous for the Democrats] to interpret this short film about a sculpture of Hillary Clinton in any other frame given the Republicans' history and current state of crisis.
Now that I've watched it, the film really does seem to use classic CIA media disinformation approaches in artistic/documentary form. I'd be investigating the funding of the film and the sculpture if I was researching this episode. At the same time, this is the guy who made the Britney giving birth nude sculpture so, though I see the artistic legitimacy of the project [seriously], I would still be taking a closer look at this guy and his network of support.
According to the video, it's being displayed at the Museum of Sex starting this month. Suspicious timing given the upcoming elections in New York.
It's not that I'm saying the Museum of Sex isn't just trying to make some money, but paranoia really is sometimes your best defense.
BDR Quick Take: If there is a disinformation campaign in progress, the filmmaker would be the most likely source or direct connection given the juxtaposition of the Hillary Clinton bust, the initial story of an entirely unrelated project that introduces a violent theme, the references to Sharon Stone, the busts of black musicians and the near continuous presence of the image of the Hillary Clinton sculpture in the visual frame.
Such juxtaposition techniques have long been used by the CIA in foreign media in which, for example, images of leaders that they are attempting to destabilize appear next to headlines of unrelated disasters. I would assume that other agencies use such techniques but I'm primarily familiar with CIA tactics and strategies. Plus given the Bush connection and the CIA's increased ability to conduct domestic campaigns, it would be foolhardy for political operatives to not consider this possibility.
Even if my suspicions are misplaced, and that can only be disconfirmed through research that I'm currently incapable of pursuing, it certainly will provide Republicans with a great angle for attack and its availability on YouTube offers an incredible range of viral distribution possiblities from oddball humor sites to the sites of conservative bloggers.
Jul 26, 2006 14:39 America/Los_Angeles
Hillary Topless - Documentary Uncovers Nude Origin of Sex Museum's 'Presidential Bust' of Senator Clinton
NEW YORK, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The nude study of Senator Hillary Clinton used in creating her first portrait as U.S. President is featured in a documentary now viewable at YouTube.com, the net's leading video download site. "Hillary's Bust", an eight-minute short produced by Goodnight Film, reveals the sexy origins of a statue of the former First Lady planned for display at New York's Museum of Sex. The film contains the only footage taken of an unclothed preparatory study of Hillary Clinton's upper torso used for developing the heroic-scaled "Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: First Woman President of the United States of America."
The documentary reports Hollywood actor Sharon Stone's recent statements regarding Mrs. Clinton's potential White House bid as inspiration for her Presidential portrait. The bust's creator, Daniel Edwards, points out that during the promotion of her most recent Basic Instinct film, Stone sparked a sexual power debate with, "I think it is too soon for her to run. This may sound odd, but a woman should be past her sexuality when she runs. Hillary still has sexual power and I don't think people will accept that. It's too threatening."
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