A&E will conduct an investigation to find out how the company they hired produced what is believed to be a fake TV documentary about the KKK. The subjects of the KKK documentary said significant portions were fabricated by the producers.
It wasn’t as if the production company thought it was a reality show, they knew it was meant to be a hard-hitting series.
The American people can’t believe the mainstream news and they can’t believe TV documentaries. In fact, believe nothing.
The production crew must have been taking cues from Katie Couric who produced a fake documentary about guns last summer.
Some of the KKK leaders said they took hundreds of dollars in cash to lie every day to fit a predetermined narrative. The KKK members even had scripts written for them.
Variety conducted the investigation exposing the sham documentary. Their conclusions are based on interviews with over two dozen individuals in and around the KKK who cooperated with the documentary in at least six U.S. states.
“Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposing Hate in America” was produced by a Venice, Calif.-based production company, tied to A&E, and was to air on January 10.
Some of the results of Variety’s investigation:
The KKK leaders who were interviewed by Variety detailed how they were wooed with promises the program would capture the truth about life in the organization; encouraged not to file taxes on cash payments for agreeing to participate in the filming; presented with pre-scripted fictional story scenarios; instructed what to say on camera; asked to misrepresent their actual identities, motivations and relationships with others, and re-enacted camera shoots repeatedly until the production team was satisfied.
Basically it was inspired by an almost true story. They could sell it that way.
Producers of the Fake TV Documentary Paid for Materials to Build, Burn Crosses, Swastikas
The production company even paid for materials to construct and burn wooden crosses and Nazi swastikas, according to multiple sources.
Nice. Great job A&E.
One of the Grand Dragons was encouraged to use the “n….” word.
It’s not only journalism that’s dead, documentaries are too. Just consider documentaries as paid ads.
A&E didn’t comment yet except to say they already planned to cancel it before the revelations based on payment practices of the producers in the field. Convenient?
The production company said they’re taking all of this very seriously. The producers added that they were told the participants received threats and were coerced into speaking out against the authenticity of the show.
Led by principals Aengus James and Colin Miller, TIJAT is a prolific producer of unscripted TV series for cable networks such as TLC’s “I Am Jazz” and Animal Planet’s “Project Grizzly,” as well as theatrical documentaries and commercials. They’re probably fake too.
Just being KKK isn’t bad enough? They had to fabricate?