Woah! Did I see this right? Patrick Cadell was the producer of the Y2K Movie???

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From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California

This is what I thought I saw during the credits at the beginning of the movie, which I taped. I rewound it when the movie was over, and couldn't find that credit. Maybe my recorder didn't kick in right away, or they dragged the credits out too long. Anyway... can anyone verify the name of the producer? (not the director David Israel) If this is the same Patrick Cadell of Democratic polling and campaign spin fame, this is very interesting!

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), November 22, 1999


http://www.nbc.com/y2k/cred its.html

Starring: Ken Olin, Joe Morton, Kate Vernon, Ronny Cox and Lauren Tom. Executive Producers: David Israel, Pat Caddell Producer: Michael R. Joyce Director: Dick Lowry

Now.... your take on why this is so interesting?

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), November 22, 1999.

yes, please supply a profile of cadell and acts for which he is responsible.

-- RZN (robinsun@netscape.net), November 22, 1999.

Like the Californian said, Caddell was the chief pollster for the Dems in the early eighties. Instrumental in the first Klinton campaign. Before Paul Begala,there was Pat Caddell. Tres interessant that he produced this soporific: confirms my fevered speculation that the whole thing was a put-on: feed 'em some meat, heavily laced with Versed.

-- Spidey (in@jam.MinistryaTruth), November 22, 1999.

Make the people laugh at how lame the whole thing is.

Get them hooked in the beginning with a bunch of quick-moving incidents, a little potential, and then lame it out into a laugh-fest with ever-worsening high school acting and script toward the end.

A crescendo of "incompetence". Innoculations, anyone?

-- (normally@ease.notnow), November 22, 1999.

Make sure you have the right Patrick Cadell, like this guy.

-- (duh@duh.duh), November 22, 1999.


If it was your Cadell then why was it such a terrible film??? After all the films mentioned in the bio listing you posted were much, much better.

-- ..- (dit@dot.dash), November 22, 1999.

Anyone can make a mistake. LOL.

-- (duh@duh.duh), November 22, 1999.

Note - two different spellings. Either a typo or two different people - one "d" or two. Here's more on Caddell (two "d"s) as in Y2K The Movie: Patrick Caddell

Air Force One (1997) (political consultant) ... aka AFO (1997)

Outbreak (1995) (political advisor)

Actor filmography

In the Line of Fire (1993) .... Political Speaker

Caddell on Warren Beatty

Caddell lambaasted Republicans (search for "Caddell")

Caddell on polling... as an INSTRUMENT OF DECEPTION Interesting!

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), November 22, 1999.


Thanks Linda... on polling


Crafting Sympathetic Publics

Contemporary public relations helps big organizations adjust the public to their needs and procedures through propaganda and philanthropy. It also helps control public forums, organizes independent groups as pro-corporate spokespeople, and tries to divide critics from each other (see CornerHouse Briefing 6: Engineering of Consent).


Tres interesant! N'est-ce pas?


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), November 22, 1999.

"adjust the public to their needs"

Has such a nice warm fuzzy ring to it doesn't it?

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), November 22, 1999.

One of the above links didn't come out:

Caddell lambaasted Republicans on Clinton (search for "Caddell")

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), November 22, 1999.

According to David Israel, when he was interviewed on the Art Bell show, it's the same Pat Caddell who worked for the Dems.

-- Dean -- from (almost) Duh Moyn (dtmiller@midiowa.net), November 22, 1999.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California

Whew! Yeah, sorry, that's my typo. I was in a hurry & couldn't get back to the computer screen until now, many hours later. Damn, this is huge! Not that we didn't already know that this movie would be much monitored by TPTB for appropriate content, but this really demonstrates that it is so true. I had never encountered the "instrument of deception" article. This is so sleezy. Thanks to all those who followed up. I think this deserves some more probing. It seems likely to turn up some interesting stuff. I can't believe they actually put his name on it!

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), November 22, 1999.

Well I'm not the least bit surprised. After all the whole message of the movie simply consisted of "Don't panic, the government will save you." What a crock of shit.

-- Nikoli Krushev (doomsday@y2000.com), November 22, 1999.

Worse Nikoli... it gave the impression that Y2K is sort of like an earthquake (or the oft mentioned hurricane).. in that the "glitches" were widely scattered and so sudden that there was no time to do anything much, and if you weren't in the immediate area it wasn't your problem. Everything happened within one 24-hour period and there was not the slightest hint that there might be lasting effects (not even time to find out if blackout might last), or that advance preparations should be made by individuals. Hmmm... I take that back... there was that ONE guy who probably represented the Megiddo vision of preppers... and he got himself shot. Great message, right?

A poor movie with unrealistic scenarios put in a time slot that pitted it against the number one show (Who wants to be a millionaire).... produced by someone who KNOWS all about using the media as "Instruments of Deception".

Just all part of the plan.


-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), November 22, 1999.

Wrong link in "someone who KNOWS" above. Should have been linking back to : Whose voice is speaking?: How Opinion Polling and Cost-Benefit Analysis Synthesize New Publics

Same article as mentioned above... really interesting. Especially as a layer of the onion of Y2K. Stuff we sort of know but it looks so much worse in black and white. So deliberate.

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), November 22, 1999.

To the top.

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), November 23, 1999.

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