August 01, 2003

Lost Chances

A few months ago, in advance of the premier of Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story on the USA Network, I sent an interview request to James Woods's publicist. I wanted to interview the actor for a piece, tied to the TV movie, focusing on Woods's political views. (I'd blogged about Woods and read some of his pro-Bush, pro-Giuliani public statements; I thought his politics would make for an interesting article, though not interesting enough to actually be payed for it unless I did original reporting.) I knew it was a long shot, but it was worth a try.

I never heard from the publicist, which is a shame. I'm pretty sure that if I'd interviewed Woods, he would have come off better than he does in this interview, reprinted by so you needn't worry about the tedious ads. Woods is so paranoid that the liberal reporter is going to write an attack piece (rather than the verbatim interview that we're reading), he unwittingly writes one himself. The angle: Woods is paranoid about liberal reporters.

Posted by John Tabin at August 1, 2003 02:28 PM