Skip to comments.The Fiction of 'Truth'
Posted on 11/12/2015 4:25:28 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
We live in a weary age of fable.
The latest Hollywood mythology is entitled "Truth." But the film is actually a fictionalized story about how CBS News super-anchor Dan Rather and his "60 Minutes" producer supposedly were railroaded by corporate and right-wing interests into resigning.
In reality, an internal investigation by CBS found that Rather and his "60 Minutes" team -- just weeks before the 2004 election -- had failed to properly vet documents of dubious authenticity asserting that a young George W. Bush had shirked his duty as a Texas Air National Guard pilot.
The fabulist movie comes on the heels of the Benghazi investigations. An email introduced last month at a House Benghazi committee hearing indicated that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- just hours after the attacks on the consulate that left four Americans dead -- knew almost immediately that an "al Qaeda-like group" had carried out the killings.
Clinton informed everyone from her own daughter to the Egyptian prime minister that the killings were the work of hard-core terrorists. Yet officially, she knowingly peddled the falsehood that a video maker had caused spontaneous demonstrations that went bad.
Apparently, the truth about Benghazi clashed with the 2012 Barack Obama re-election narrative about the routing of al-Qaeda. For days, Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and the president himself likewise sold the fantasy of video-driven killings.
The Black Lives Matter movement grew out of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The protestors' signature slogan, "Hands up, don't shoot," evolved from the belief that Brown raised his hands after Wilson had fired the first shot and told the officer, "I don't have a gun, stop shooting" in the seconds before his death.
Yet the Justice Department exonerated Wilson ...
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
VDH ping ...
Like the Red Queen, libtards insist “truth” is but their servant and it will be whatever they tell it to be.
>>In reality, an internal investigation by CBS found that Rather and his “60 Minutes” team — just weeks before the 2004 election — had failed to properly vet documents of dubious authenticity asserting that a young George W. Bush had shirked his duty as a Texas Air National Guard pilot.
VDH is far too kind to label the documents as being “of dubious authenticity.” To anyone with half a lick of sense, they were obvious forgeries after FReeper buckhead’s “A-HA!” moment when he realized that letter had proportionally spaced fonts that could not be produced on the common equipment of that day and time (to wit, the IBM Selectric or less).
Let’s say that again: Obvious forgeries.
If I weren’t on an iPad I would find and post the gif showing the Rather letter overlayed with a letter produced in MS-Word. The two documents line up perfectly.
Thanks for the ping
"Noble lies" alter our very language through made-up words and euphemisms. In our world of fable, there can be no such people as "illegal aliens" who broke federal laws by entering the United States. "Workplace violence" is how the Obama administration described the Fort Hood shootings, rather than calling it terrorism. American servicemen who shoot and die in Iraq are not supposed to be called "combat soldiers."
Euphemisms have a long and ignoble history. Liberals today use “society” as a euphemism for government - but then, a teacher pulled that one on me way back during the Eisenhower Administration.
I knew at the time that it was a con, but what I only learned after I retired was that it traces back to the Eighteenth Century. Thomas Paine rebutted that con in Chapter One of Common Sense.
I will always be thankful for Freeper “Buckhead” who kicked off the evidence of Rather and Mapes fraud by questioning the type face of the “documents”. That thread blew up into a digital typhoon that night which eventually swamped both of those charlatans and drove Rather off air
He's a measured guy, isn't he.
I used to love to hear him on the Dennis Miller radio show, always calm, steady, informed, often wise.
The thought of him losing his daughter to leukemia, quite recently, still makes me wince.
Wish we had a million like him.
Good point. Although it is long past time to be far too kind, far too polite, about this sort of thing. If you look closely at what is going on in Mizzoo, Yale, Ithaca, these are the sort of people who would send you to re-education camp if they could. They will likely try before it’s over.
The Hollywood Myth Machine clings tightly to the fantasies they promote.
Sadly, barring the (by some) much hoped-for revolution/CW2, Rather, Clinton, Mapes, Obama, et.al. will not see the justice they deserve until they are dead. Then they will burn in the eternal fires of Hell.
For some, that is a comforting thought.
Yale and U of Mizzou showed us the current young-uns of Group Think.
Too lazy for vigorous and critical thinking, they want spoon-fed information and just want to ‘enjoy their feelings and be happy’.
Hollywood, political punditry and the power that be are only too happy to promote and oblige.
Fake but accurate.
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