The Clinton Chronicles

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The Clinton Chronicles: An Investigation into the Alleged Criminal Activities of Bill Clinton
Directed by Patrick Matrisciana
Produced by Patrick Matrisciana
Release dates
1994
Running time
85 minutes

The Clinton Chronicles: An Investigation into the Alleged Criminal Activities of Bill Clinton is a 1994 film that accused Bill Clinton of a range of crimes. The video, directed by Patrick Matrisciana, was characterized by The Washington Post as a "bizarre and unsubstantiated documentary."[1]

The New York Times reported that it was a poorly documented "hodgepodge of sometimes-crazed charges."[2] It helped perpetuate a conspiracy theory known as the "Clinton Body Count" about a list of associates Clinton was purported to have had killed.[3] The deaths listed in the film have largely been discredited due to deliberate bias, weak circumstantial evidence, and coincidence.[3]

The film was produced by Citizens for Honest Government, a project of a Westminster, California organization named Creative Ministries Inc., partially funded by Larry Nichols, a long-time Clinton opponent, and distributed with help from the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who also appears in the film.[1] Over 300,000 copies of the film were put into circulation[2] with perhaps half that being sales.[4]

To promote the film, Falwell aired an interview with Matrisciana, who was silhouetted to conceal his identity as he pretended to be a journalist who was afraid for his life.[4] Matrisciana later acknowledged that he was not in any danger, but that the interview was staged for dramatic effect at Falwell's suggestion.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Lois Romano (1998-03-02). "A Core Collection of Clinton Enemies". The Washington Post. 
  2. ^ a b Philip Weiss (1997-02-23). "Clinton Crazy". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ a b "Clinton Body Count". Snopes.com. 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Murray Waas (1998). "The Falwell connection". Salon.com. Archived from the original on February 14, 2008. 

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