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Dan Ratherís Big Lie hits the big screen
The New York Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | 8:18pm | Rich Lowry

Posted on 10/13/2015 10:19:06 AM PDT by TBP

There are many things that real people do to become the subject of sympathetic movies. Make a flawless emergency landing in the Hudson River with a disabled jet full of passengers. Survive a devastating storm atop Mt. Everest. Become the most lethal sniper in the history of the US military.

Before the advent of the movie “Truth,” no one would have thought broadcasting a shoddy and immediately discredited report that ruined the careers of the journalists involved and gave their storied network a black eye would make the list.

In a better world, the bloggers who exposed the malfeasance of these seemingly untouchable mandarins of the media would be the ones to get the feature-length film. Not only did they uncover the truth — to borrow a term — they were plucky underdogs whose exertions to prevail against a broadcasting behemoth signaled the beginning of a new, more democratic era in the history of the country’s media.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: journalism; liberallies; memogate; movie; movietruth; rather; rathergate; seebs; truth
"I believe you can be considered an honest person and lie about any number of things." -- Dan Rather, May 15, 2001 (on "The O'Reilly Factor")
1 posted on 10/13/2015 10:19:06 AM PDT by TBP
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To: TBP

Are they trying to resurrect this fossil?


2 posted on 10/13/2015 10:21:45 AM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: TBP

This will be a box office hit I’m sure


3 posted on 10/13/2015 10:36:33 AM PDT by LMAO (#BlackLivesMatterWhenItsForPoliticalPoints)
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To: LMAO

Exactly. Who is going to pay to see this? Who would watch this for free?


4 posted on 10/13/2015 10:42:40 AM PDT by olepap (Your old Pappy)
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To: TBP

“Fake but accurate”


5 posted on 10/13/2015 11:07:56 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

I think the last movie I actually went to a theater to see was Gone With the Wind—first time it was shown—LOL!


6 posted on 10/13/2015 11:14:18 AM PDT by basil ( God bless the USA!)
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To: TBP

Ironically, the CBS P.R. department had the best take on the film (so far):

“There’s very little ‘truth’ in ‘Truth”

Thirty-five years ago, Janet Cooke was rightfully shamed out of journalism and spent years working as a department store clerk—it was the only job she could find. Mary Mapes gets a book and movie deal. How times have changed—and not for the better.


7 posted on 10/13/2015 12:07:59 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: TBP
"Dan Rather’s Big Lie hits the big screen"

The movie fantasy began with the end of an error


8 posted on 10/13/2015 7:00:07 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: TBP

I wonder if the movie gives credit to Buckhead and FR for exposing the fraud?


9 posted on 10/13/2015 7:12:26 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Janet Cooke upheld the standards of the modern “mainstream” media.


10 posted on 10/13/2015 10:25:26 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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