Received this email:
Sent: Thu, Jan 14, 2016 11:48 am
Subject: CNN Militia Episode
Dear Mr. Vanderboegh,
To which I responded:
I hope you're doing well. I read about your work for the 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment Constitutional Militia, and was hoping I could speak with you. I am a producer for a series called This is Life with Lisa Ling, which airs on CNN and is currently in its third season. The show consists of hour-long documentary films about communities, issues, and subcultures that people may not know much about, or may have a superficial understanding of. We pride ourselves in telling eye-opening stories from the perspective of the people at the heart of our topic.
We are exploring the possibility of producing an hour about citizen militias: who the real people are who participate, what their hopes and concerns are, and what it’s like on the inside. We would hope to follow one to two active organizations through a significant multi-day event, whether it be a training bootcamp, border patrol, or similar excursion. I would love to talk to you this week about your organization and see whether it might be a good match for us to film together.
Would you be available this afternoon, tomorrow, or Monday to discuss this possibility on the phone? You can reach me at REDACTED. . .
All the best,
To which I responded:
Sorry. I'm no longer a militia commander and even if I were, I wouldn't let CNN (more to the point any CNN EDITORS and PRODUCERS -- a generally dishonest lot of collectivist hacks in my experience) within ten miles of any field training exercise or operation. Been there done that and have the scars of third degree burns from the experience. If you want propaganda filler, go to the Southern Preposterous Lie Center. They don't know shit from shinola about the realities of the militia movement, but that's never stopped them in the past, nor has their dangerous dishonesty (internalized by the secret political police of DHS - and pointed out by numerous intellectually honest liberals) EVER been noticed by CNN. Such mutual and symbiotic onanism is apparently right up your company's alley. Enjoy the sterile experience, but don't expect the rest of us to be willing, witless stooges in our own enemy's propaganda.