Hailing Robert Reich as the Next Al Gore of Film

The new Robert Reich documentary has yet to become a left-wing sensation when its promotional website can only tout its Audience Award at the Traverse City Film Festival. No one knew Traverse City even had a film festival.

But Parade magazine on Sunday put the film in its “Parade Picks,” and compared Reich’s new work to that classic Al Gore science-fiction movie on global warming:

In this [An] Inconvenient Truth for the economy, former labor secretary Robert Reich illuminates America’s widening income gap – and what can be done about it.

Reich is complaining about this economic malaise in the middle of the Obama Era, but the president has nothing to do with it. On the website, he announced, "We’re in the biggest economic slump since the Great Depression, and we can’t seem to get out of it. Why? Because, exactly as in the 1920s, so much of the nation’s income and wealth are going to the top, that the vast middle class doesn’t have the purchasing power to keep the economy going."

There is hope in all this. Reich told The Boston Globe “This is the last hurrah. If this doesn’t educate the public, I give up.”

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis