Skip to comments.A Rathergate Movie?
Posted on 07/22/2008 7:46:51 AM PDT by yankeedame
Monday, July 21, 2008
Rather -- Ready for his closeup?
If theyre really going to make a movie about the Rathergate scandal, and base it on the ludicrous book by moonbat pseudo-journalist Mary Mapes, its going to be a bad joke.
"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 Powerthe 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. Bushs 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 Zodiacbased on the nonfiction book by Robert Graysmithand 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 Bushs 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 corporations 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.'"
Maybe they can get Milli Vanilli to star.
A preposterous title...
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.
Ping to the champ who busted Rather’s fraud.
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.
I wonder who’s going to play the evil, conniving, finger-twirling Buckhead.
who they gonna git to play Buckhead?
I vote Anthony Hopkins in his Hannibal Lecter persona. That should fit how the left views anyone who took down Rather.
Either Sean Penn or Johnny Dep.
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"
Not only that, but who will play Buckhead's fiendish Puppet Master - The Rovester.
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.
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