Piers Morgan Mocks Davis Guggenheim for Obama Documentary
8:01 AM, Mar 9, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
CNN's Piers Morgan mocked filmmaker Davis Guggenheim last night for not including a single criticism of President Obama in his campaign documentary.
Piers Morgan: "Most documentary makers balance these movies with the negative as well as the positive. What are the negatives in your movie about Barack Obama?
Davis Guggenheim: "Well, I mean the negative for me was, there were too many accomplishments. I had 17 minutes to put them all in there."
Piers Morgan: "Oh, come off it! You can't say that with a straight face. Come on."
Davis Guggenheim: "I'm looking at you right now with a straight face."
Piers Morgan: "The only negativity about Barack Obama is there are too many positives?"
Davis Guggenheim: "That was the negative -- excuse me, that was the negative for me."
Piers Morgan: "Oh."
Piers Morgan: "But where do you find fault in him, personally?"
Davis Guggenheim: "I -- you know, I don't. I don't, frankly."
Piers Morgan: "He's a perfect human being?"
Davis Guggenheim: "Well, no. but I'm really quite in awe of him, as a leader, and the choices he's made."
Piers Morgan: "I mean, I'm only asking because you are a well-known documentary maker, and this would be the first movie, I guess, you've made where it's all completely positive. And even you personally don't see any negative at all in the guy. Do you think you were the right guy to make this? I mean, are you dispassionate enough to make a Barack Obama video?"
Davis Guggenheim: "But, Piers, you haven't seen the movie. You've only seen the trailer."
Piers Morgan: "Well, I've asked you to list all the negatives and you said the only negative was you couldn't put enough positives in."
Davis Guggenheim: "Well, that's true. That's true."
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