from the Corbett Report
Julian Charles of TheMindRenewed.com joins James Corbett to discuss Being There, the 1979 film by director Hal Ashby that follows the story of Chance the Gardener, a simple man with no experience of the outside world who is suddenly thrust onto the national political stage. Despite his complete lack of knowledge and experience (or precisely because of it) the powers behind the scenes float him as a potential candidate for next president of the United States.
So is this a reflection of political reality, or broad satire? What does the movie tell us about the way modern media shapes the political landscape?