BBC NEWS | Row over Bush TV 'assassination'

You know, I’m gonna tread lightly on this one. Not going ot make any comments, suggestions or opinions. Not touching this one with a ten foot pole…not with our phone being recorded…

A British television channel has been criticised as “irresponsible” for making a drama in which US President George Bush is assassinated.

Death of a President, on More4, uses actors and computer effects to portray the president being shot dead during an anti-war rally in Chicago in 2007.

The makers of the 90-minute film said they used the event to explore the effects of the War on Terror on the US.

But John Beyer, of TV watchdog MediaWatch, said it was irresponsible.

He said it could even trigger a real assassination attempt and told the Daily Mirror: “There’s a lot of feeling against President Bush and this may well put ideas into people’s heads.” A White House spokesman said of the programme: “We are not going to comment because it does not dignify a response.”

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Row over Bush TV ‘assassination’