Skip to comments.Dan Rather Impressed That Redford Will Play Him as 'Truth-Telling'
Posted on 07/13/2014 6:22:30 AM PDT by rktman
On Friday, The Washington Post reported what may be obvious. On his own website, disgraced former CBS anchor Dan Rather is thrilled someones making a Rathergate movie based on a book by his producer Mary Mapes, the Bonnie to his Clod. It's sad the Hollywood Left is handing money over to Mapes for trying to dig out of that journalistic fiasco.
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At best...it’d appear on a Friday night...take in $700 with the elitist crowd, $70 from the Saturday night showing, and $7 from the Sunday attendance of one retired teacher. By Monday...the theater manager would be pushing it to be removed and show some monster thriller from the 1970s to make up for losses. The movie would disappear within two weeks after release. Hard to say who’d be stupid enough to finance this...unless it’s a guy wanting to lose a couple of million on purpose.
He now. Good thing you put the disclaimer about offending buffoons. ;>}
LOL! Can you say hollywood tax write off?
Why do these jokers waste their money.NO one wants to pay good money to watch another lying piece of liberal garbage like Dan Rather..
Redford looks like a piece of fried chicken with eyes.
The lefties are so transparent.
At least we know the movie will be fake but accurate!
Of course any truth on this will be lost.
A wonderful Liberal Version of the truth starring Robert Redford from Watergate Days.
Now what role can Dustin Hoffman play so they be in a film together again???????
I can hear Redford now uttering those immortal words spoken by Rather, “What’s the Frequency Kenneth”.
Will Bernie Goldberg make a cameo appearance? He worked with and knows exactly how biased Rather was.
So who I they going to get to play Buckhead?
And I used to think Redford was so good looking. Years of internal ugliness are now manifested in his face.
If Redford takes off his wig...
The movie will be a financial flop!
Flushing money down the toilet.
Another fantasy film from Leftywood
Probably won’t even make it to Redbox.
Released directly to airliners where the crowd can’t walk out.
Can’t see the squintie eyes so much as the lips and the wig,but that is hee-hee larious!!!!
He did not mention Robin Rather (Dan’s Daughter) or Bill Burkett (I once worked for the same company with Bill Burkett).
Or other ComDem operative friends of Robin’s: Ronnie Earle or Ben Barnes.
High ranking ComDem Operatives all, Liars ALL.
Rather has aged better than Redford. Either that, or he has a better plastic surgeon.
So the Dan Rather Rehabilitation Tour begins ... I wonder if Dan’s about to shuffle off the mortal coil and this is the start of his obituary.
Redford and Rather are and have been so far left of everyone they fell off the left edge of “the flat earth”
Neither are worth a mention
I just don’t understand who will pay to see this obvious propaganda...
...will union due pay the licensing fee for the mandatory showings/viewings in all the nations high schools etc?
Plenty. One old irrelevant lefty playing another in a pathetic attempt to rewrite history, to sanitize Rather’s permanently soiled reputation as a serious journalist.
How’s that for a thumbnail description?
Nobody.This is a fantasy film, after all - and facing the reality that it takes willful ignorance to fail to see that the memos are frauds would be a downer. The whole point of the slick, professional movie will be that Rather was speaking truth to power. Buckhead didnt have, and didnt need power to tell the obvious truth. What are we going to counter it with? None so blind as those who will not see.
Our problem is that Democrats know it all, and will not listen to contradictory truth. Kids today - people under the age of thirty - have no hands-on experience with a 1973-era typewriter. FReepers either have that experience, or are willing to learn from those who do. We might as well start a list of all the things we know to be true, but which will not be mentioned by Robert Dan Rather Redford. Ill start with the obvious:
The fundamental problem in fighting this revisionism is that it is very hard to preach to the non-converted. You have to make people want to listen. Given that Obama is in pretty bad odor by now, it should be possible to get an audience for the proposition that there was no need for Killian to even want Bush to retain his flying status at the time the memos purport to have been written.
- Killian didnt type the memos" - or anything else. Fighter pilots of the era were far too sexist to stoop to that kind of work even if he had wanted those memos typed.
- Killian had no motive to protect himself by writing memos which confess to illegality, which those memos do.
- Killians secretary said she didnt type those memos either.
- In fact, there is a black hole where the chain of custody for those memos should be if they were to be taken seriously. They just appear in Burketts hands out of nowhere, but they do not purport to be originals but many generations of degradation copies of copies of copies. As if a copy of the original had gotten into the wild, and copies of that had been passed around and copied again, and again, and again. Of course, in such case these memos would have been learned of by Texas Democrats when Bush was running for governor the first time, never mind during his gubernatorial reelection campaign or Bushs first run for the presidency. Thus, the quality of the copies cannot, and will not, be an issue in the movie. Redford will be a dead ringer for Rather compared to the casting of what the moviegoer will see purporting to represent the actual Burkett memos. Thus, the notorious th which in the Burkett memo extends above the height which a dedicated th key can strike will be represented by a th which is not a true superscript. If indeed the memos appear at all. Which I seriously doubt. They will dismiss the superscript problem by simply showing a typewriter with a th key in the keyboard, and make that seem dispositive. Nice and simple.
Killian didnt need Lt. Bush in flight status at TANG for the simple reason that the Air Force was drawing down its assets from Vietnam, and many combat-veteran pilots were available to fill TANG flying billets for which earlier (when Bush enlisted) it had been difficult to get enough qualified recruits. This, at a time when the plane Bush was trained up in was about to be phased out.I would say that it matters relatively little who plays Rather in this agitprop movie. The star of the show will play (an utterly fictional version of) Killian.
“Redford looks like a piece of fried chicken with eyes.”
Johnny Carson once did some National Enquirer headlines; one went,
“Robert Redford’s hometown held a Robert Redford lookalike contest, and a jar of mayonnaise won first prize!”
Redford’s last movie vehicle was ‘All is Lost’... I think it was an autobiographical attempt, and pretty much a statement of his current value as a film actor. Regardless, if this coming movie actual does have any ‘truth’ in it’s story telling, it will expose Rather for the fool he became in his later years and it will produce a lesson for future journalist to learn from. When somebody shows you a piece of paper that is supposed to be old, make sure the font of the typing on that paper existed during that time period in question. LOL
I see two lying old farts. That’s a pretty striking similarity to me.
Dauuuumm, Rather looks a ton better than hollywood.