Liberal Documentaries Everywhere

The Washington Post today has a story discussing a perceived leftward tendency in documentary filmmaking titled "Liberal Documentarians Are the Reel Majority." The story, while containing the usual quotes from Heritage and the guy making the anti-Michael Moore documentary, apparently skips around something I think worth noting: the recent glut of left leaning documentaries in general. The story suggests this here:

In the last year alone, there's been the Oscar-winning "Fog of War," in which former defense secretary Robert McNamara, one of the chief architects of America's military strategy in Vietnam, questions the disproportionate price of war; the Oscar-nominated "The Weather Underground," a sober but ultimately sympathetic look at the '60s radical leftist group; Sundance winner "Super Size Me," the anti-McDonald's film about fast-food eating; and "Fahrenheit 9/11," the first documentary to win the Cannes Film Festival's top prize.
Let's see, off the top of my head and roughly in reverse-chronological order, (most with websites worth visiting):

The Corporation
The Hunting of the President
Control Room
Fahrenheit 9-11
Super Size Me
The Fog of War
The Weather Underground

EDIT: "Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election" (2003, but close enough)

Phew. If only every year were like this!


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