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A Rathergate Movie?
LGF ^ | Monday, July 21, 2008

Posted on 07/22/2008 7:46:51 AM PDT by yankeedame

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Rathergate Movie?


Rather -- Ready for his closeup?

If they’re really going to make a movie about the Rathergate scandal, and base it on the ludicrous book by moonbat pseudo-journalist Mary Mapes, it’s going to be a bad joke.

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"The Media Mob has learned that a team of Hollywood insiders is currently working on a screen adaptation of Truth And Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power—the 2005 book by former CBS News producer Mary Mapes, in which she defends the 60 Minutes II story by Dan Rather about President George W. Bush’s time in the Texas Air National Guard, which ran on CBS in September 2004 and eventually led to her ouster from the network.

"Who would want to turn “Rathergate” into a feature-length film?

"According to sources familiar with the situation, Producer Mikkel Bondesen, (his credits include serving as executive producer on the USA Network series “Burn Notice”) is actively working on the adaptation with screenwriter James Vanderbilt.

"Mr. Vanderbilt wrote the screenplay for the 2007 serial killer movie Zodiac—based on the nonfiction book by Robert Graysmith—and is currently writing the screenplay for Spider-Man 4.

"In the book, Ms. Mapes was highly critical of how her bosses at CBS and Viacom handled the aftermath of the wildly controversial story about President Bush’s military service. Along the way, she lays much of the groundwork for what could be a juicy White House conspiracy thriller.

“ 'Money is the master,' wrote Ms. Mapes. 'That is the bottom line to what happened at CBS that fateful fall when we aired a story that, like all stories, was imperfect, but was absolutely grounded in fact. It was well researched and well documented. But when Viacom saw that the story was not well received and that a conservative firestorm was threatening the corporation’s financial well-being, their collective wallets started itching. As a result, I believe CBS News, 60 Minutes, Dan Rather, and journalism itself got badly scratched.'"


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbsnews; rather; rathergate

1 posted on 07/22/2008 7:46:51 AM PDT by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

Maybe they can get Milli Vanilli to star.


2 posted on 07/22/2008 7:48:54 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: facedown

A preposterous title...


3 posted on 07/22/2008 7:49:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: yankeedame

Why does Hollywood thinks anyone buys their one-sided propaganda pieces. Mary Mapes is still in denial and bitter over the whole thing. If they told the true story it might be remotely interesting, but since they are gonna tell the story from fictional viewpoint, it is a complete waste of time.


4 posted on 07/22/2008 7:52:55 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Always Right
Mapes and Rather worked on the W air guard story for more than 20 years, going back to his governor of Texas days. They couldn't make it stick.
5 posted on 07/22/2008 7:56:53 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Buckhead

Ping to the champ who busted Rather’s fraud.


6 posted on 07/22/2008 7:58:30 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
They couldn't make it stick.

Which is surprising. If the media had stuck behind Rather, the story would have probably blown over. It is a rare instance where the media reported the truth and did not bury it under the rug. I think the media learned it lesson. I don't expect the dinosaur media to do McCain any favors, no matter how intellectually dishonest it makes them look.

7 posted on 07/22/2008 8:01:24 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: mnehrling

I wonder who’s going to play the evil, conniving, finger-twirling Buckhead.


8 posted on 07/22/2008 8:02:41 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam: Imagine a clown car.........with guns.)
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To: yankeedame
...like all stories, was imperfect... - And unlike most stories, was a laughable hoax.
9 posted on 07/22/2008 8:06:04 AM PDT by bobsatwork
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To: yankeedame
Lies are eternal embers, flaring up in the drafts of evil, spewing soot that discolors the white marble of truth. Words won't snuff them as words are their fuel. It is the bellows man that must be removed.

10 posted on 07/22/2008 8:11:20 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: yankeedame

no way...


11 posted on 07/22/2008 8:16:11 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: yankeedame; Buckhead

who they gonna git to play Buckhead?


12 posted on 07/22/2008 8:17:25 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Psycho_Bunny; Buckhead
I wonder who's going to play the evil, conniving, finger-twirling Buckhead.

I vote Anthony Hopkins in his Hannibal Lecter persona. That should fit how the left views anyone who took down Rather.


13 posted on 07/22/2008 8:17:40 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Psycho_Bunny

lol


14 posted on 07/22/2008 8:17:57 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
"I wonder who’s going to play the evil, conniving, finger-twirling Buckhead."

Either Sean Penn or Johnny Dep.

15 posted on 07/22/2008 8:21:39 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: yankeedame
Like Carter nearly replaced Johnson as the worst President ever, this movie might replace Ishtar on the worst-ever list of films.

BTW - I did see a movie that came very close to bumping Ishtar of the prominent perch of putrid performances, it was Martin Sheen in the movie "Da"

16 posted on 07/22/2008 8:31:39 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: yankeedame
I hear all the beautiful Hollywood starlets are clawing each others' eyes out, fighting over who gets to play Mary Mapes.


17 posted on 07/22/2008 8:33:19 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
I wonder who’s going to play the evil, conniving, finger-twirling Buckhead.

Not only that, but who will play Buckhead's fiendish Puppet Master - The Rovester.

18 posted on 07/22/2008 8:34:29 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: yankeedame

I think this is designed to capitalize on what Hollywoodists see as Obama’s inevitable victory, recalling the heroic struggle that led to that triumph.

In that sense it is like the spate of anti-war movies that were made to capitalize on the ignominious defeat of American forces in Iraq, a defeat Hollywood was sublimely sure would already have happened by the time the movies were released.

They could well be in for another costly surprise. You might think they would learn after a while but, as with all fantasy ideologues, acting out the narrative is far more important than the objective reality.


19 posted on 07/22/2008 8:39:28 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: Cicero
Well, Linda Hunt played Shadout Mapes in Dune. Perhaps she is available.
20 posted on 07/22/2008 8:46:43 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: yankeedame

This movie will never be made.


21 posted on 07/22/2008 8:49:46 AM PDT by Bob J ("For every 1000 men hacking at the branches of evil, one is striking at it's root.")
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To: yankeedame
his credits include serving as executive producer on the USA Network series “Burn Notice”

Uggghh...I think I can see the quality of film we're looking at already...

22 posted on 07/22/2008 8:50:41 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (How 'bout a magic trick? I'm gonna make this pencil disappear...Ta-dah!)
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To: yankeedame

OMG! A movie on Mape’s book would amaze me even out of LaLa land!


23 posted on 07/22/2008 9:01:47 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: bobsatwork
"...like all stories, it was imperfect... "

Ummmmm what a quaint way to say they aired FORGED DOCUMENTS that they were WARNED LOOKED LIKE FORGERIES

24 posted on 07/22/2008 9:02:22 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Yes, excellent. She would fit the role perfectly!


25 posted on 07/22/2008 9:34:20 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: hellinahandcart

ping.


26 posted on 07/22/2008 9:50:12 AM PDT by sauropod (God created asphalt so yuppies can go four-wheeling.)
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To: Mr. K

FWIW, I always believed that Mr. Dan knew these were fake before the first broadcast. He hoped to wave the docs in front of the cameras, then change the subject to interviews, etc. Dan is a smart guy surrounded by other smart people. SOMEBODY had to notice that the docs looked fishy.


27 posted on 07/22/2008 10:00:05 AM PDT by bobsatwork
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To: yankeedame
A Rathergate Movie?

A Rathergate MUSICAL!

THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE DAN AWAY
Tune: "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-haaa!"

Remember when I broke the news
How Bush got in the Guard
And didn't have to leave
To go to Vietnam?
Well . . .

I pushed that story hard
Just weeks before Election Day
And so of course you know
The thoughts I had in my mind
Like . . .

They're going to give me a prize, Ha-ha!
They're going to give me a prize, Ho-ho, Hee-hee, Ha-ha!
For a journalist
Who helps the Democrats all the time
And I'll be happy to put
That nice award
In my trophy case
And they're going to give me a prize, Ha-haaa!

You thought it was a fake
And so you cringed
You cringed when people said
That superscript was not done at that time
Right . . .

The people laughed, I heard them laugh
They laughed, they laughed and laughed
You made me leave
But now you know I'm Rather upset!
So . . .

I'm going to take you to court, Ha-ha!
I'm going to take you to court, Ho-ho, Hee-hee, Ha-ha!
For a tidy sum
Like six--no, seventy million bucks
And put me back on the Evening News
And make all the viewers watch
And I'm going to take you to court, Ha-haaa!

I read your news
I gave my views
And this is how you pay me back
For all my years of bold unbiased news?!
Hah . . .

Well, you just wait
I'll find the proof
And when I do
They'll know that Dan is not some sort of old unbalanced nut!
'Cause . . .

They're coming to take me away, Ha-ha!
They're coming to take me away, Ho-ho, Hee-hee, Ha-ha!
To the Kinko's store
Where fake but accurate faxes fly
And I'll be happy to see
Those daring scoops
Come across my desk
And they're coming to take me away, Ha-haaa!

To the anchor desk
With lights and cameras and breaking news
And four producers who sit and smile
And tell me that I'm the best
And they're coming to take me away, Ha-haaa!

To the Kinko's store
Where fake but accurate faxes fly
And I'll be happy to see
Those daring scoops
Come across my desk
And they're coming to take me away, Ha-haaa!

28 posted on 07/22/2008 11:20:54 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: yankeedame; monkapotamus; All

Who could play Buckethead or JR in the movie


29 posted on 07/22/2008 5:51:22 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Cicero



30 posted on 07/22/2008 6:00:51 PM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." --- Edmund Burke)
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To: N. Theknow

The Rovester would have to be Kevin Spacey, as a reprise of his portrayal of Lex Luthor.


31 posted on 08/18/2008 2:52:45 PM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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