From a New York Times article about the cancellation of a planned CNN documentary about Hillary Clinton by filmmaker Charles H. Ferguson:
as Republicans publicly worried that the projects would cast Mrs. Clinton in a favorable light, aides trying to guard her image privately grumbled about the projects, according to a person close to Mrs. Clinton who would not discuss private conversations for attribution.
The aides expressed concern to CNN that a for-profit documentary, which would be released theatrically and broadcast on CNN, would pose a potential conflict with its news coverage, especially since the cable channel had no creative control over it. ...Mr. Ferguson said Mr. Reines had "contacted various people at CNN, interrogated them and expressed concern about alleged conflicts of interest generated because my film was a for-profit endeavor."
Mr. Reines and Mr. Merrill declined to comment. But a person close to the Clintons confirmed that the Clinton camp had reached out on to Vinnie Malhotra, senior vice president for development and acquisitions at CNN Worldwide, to express "confusion" about how a news organization could cover Mrs. Clinton while also producing a for-profit movie about her life.
What do the Clintons think CNN itself is, a charity? The idea that Hillary Clinton, who made $100,000 trading commodities, and Bill Clinton, who goes around the world raking in millions of dollars in speaking fees, are worried about Charles Ferguson's profit motive is really too much — like the claim by an anonymous Clinton friend, quoted in a recent New Republic article, that Bill Clinton "doesn't care about money." If he doesn't care about money, what is he doing earning so much of it?