Bernie Blackout – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Vice TV strand ‘Vice Versa’ will premiere director and executive producer Patrick McGee‘s 90-minute documentary Bernie Blackout tonight (May 13), a film that unpacks the role of mainstream media in Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president.
“As a political enthusiast I was drawn to filming Bernie Sanders because of his movement’s politics and because of the historic nature of this election,” McGee tells Realscreen. “In my opinion, I had observed what some independent journalists were calling a ‘Bernie Blackout.’ Could it be true that the mainstream media has a bias when it comes to reporting Bernie Sanders’ campaign?”
The director — whose outfit Pat McGee Pictures produced Viceland’s American Relapse and has sold documentary projects to National Geographic and A&E Networks — says Bernie Blackout “found the perfect home” at ‘Vice Versa.’