The Movie That Predicted Birtherism 11 Years Ago The Movie That Predicted Birtherism 11 Years Ago
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The Movie That Predicted Birtherism 11 Years Ago

by Cord Jefferson

April 29, 2011

A Democratic minority politician gunning for higher office who is beset upon by right-wing conservatives, all of whom caterwaul about a secret past. Is it today's biggest headline? Nope, it's The Contender, an underappreciated Rod Lurie film from 2000 that should be on the Netflix queue of anyone interested in birtherism.
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The Movie That Predicted Birtherism 11 Years Ago