After all the fight and fuss CNN put up to defend its decision to produce and broadcast a feature-length documentary about likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, CNN has now abandoned the project. The director of the project, left-wing filmmaker Charles Ferguson, who says he was approached by CNN, puts most of the blame on Team Clinton’s lack of cooperation:

And then the fun began. The day after the contract was signed, I received a message from Nick Merrill, Hillary Clinton’s press secretary. He already knew about the film, and clearly had a source within CNN. He interrogated me; at first I answered, but eventually I stopped. When I requested an off-the-record, private conversation with Mrs. Clinton, Merrill replied that she was busy writing her book, and not speaking to the media.

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