Hammering it Home

Via Talking Points Memo, news of a new documentary by Robert Greenwald’s production company, The Big Buy: How Tom DeLay Stole Congress. Grassroots srceenings are scheduled for June, but the DVD should be available in May.

Some interesting discussion on the interviews conducted (or not conducted) for the film.

Update: The New York Times has an interesting article about the history of the DeLay film, which grew out of the Texas Congressman’s efforts to reshape legislative districts, creating the partisan stand-off that led to several Democratic legislators holing up across state lines.

I’ll be interested to see how the documentary fits within the narrative of the trial. There is some speculation that outtakes from the documentary might be subpoenaed or that it might be a “factor” in the trial. That doesn’t seem likely, but I imagine that The Big Buy will be used to shape opinion of DeLay or the trial.

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