Source: Noah Rothman / Mediaite
“So where is a consumer going to get the truth?”Chicagoland executive producer Robert Redford asked during a CNN interview ahead of the release of that heavily promoted documentary series. “I lean toward documentaries because the documentarian will take an hour to tell his or her story.”
Sometimes the truth needs a little bit of help. According to emails obtained by the Chicago Tribune, Chicagoland’s producers coordinated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel in order to shape how certain events unfolded and to make the mayor “look good.”
“If it seemed as though some scenes of CNN’s documentary series Chicagoland were coordinated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Hall and the show’s producers, that’s because they were,” the Tribune reported on Friday.
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