Alexandra Pelosi, the youngest daughter of U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, created an interesting documentary of the Bush 2000 campaign. In this video, viewers are shown the election campaign through a perspective that is rarely seen: from the eyes and ears of the media. From the back of the campaign bus, to photo-op opportunities, to the charter airplane, the most striking thing about the media is that it is not a disinterested and objected observer of the news.
Journalists are human beings who are unable to separate their beliefs from their reporting. There are varying degrees of bias, of course, but it is clear from this documentary that the reporters personally disliked Bush's proposals yet liked the man personally. That is mainly because most reporters are -- according to many anonymous profiles -- quite liberal.
Mrs. Pelosi, the documentarian, obviously did not agree with Mr. Bush, and she tried to disagree with him in her cutesy-kind-of-way, although it was clear that he found her to be somewhat of an annoyance after time.
This video provides a very "intimate" portrayal of Bush the candidate -- closer than any I've ever seen. It is quite exciting to see the man when he can be loose and act natural, without having to please the expected norms of the media. And although Ms. Pelosi may be a liberal, this Bush supporter still enjoyed this documentary.