Skip to comments.Dan Ratherís Big Lie hits the big screen
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 countrys media.
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Are they trying to resurrect this fossil?
This will be a box office hit I’m sure
Exactly. Who is going to pay to see this? Who would watch this for free?
“Fake but accurate”
I think the last movie I actually went to a theater to see was Gone With the Wind—first time it was shown—LOL!
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.
I wonder if the movie gives credit to Buckhead and FR for exposing the fraud?
Janet Cooke upheld the standards of the modern “mainstream” media.
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