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Will Dustin Hoffman Play Scott Johnson?

I wrote today about the perversely titled movie Truth, lionizing Dan Rather and Mary Mapes for one of the great journalistic fiascoes of the last decade (and, as always with the National Guard story, I’m dependent on the work of ourShow More Summary

FRONTIERS OF FABULISM: Robert Redford’s Dan Rather Film So Bad That CBS Is Ripping It….

FRONTIERS OF FABULISM: Robert Redford’s Dan Rather Film So Bad That CBS Is Ripping It.

Dan Rather Still Insists His Anti-Bush Memo Story from 2004 Was True

Here’s Dan Rather, insisting to this day that the Rathergate story was true:  “Our story was true…They couldn’t attack the truth of the story, so they attacked the process by which we arrived at the truth — was it flawed? Yes, it was flawed. Show More Summary

“Truth” and other lies (3)

(Scott Johnson) I’ve lost my sense of humor about the Rathergate movie Truth. Watching the TimesTalk love-in with Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Dan Rather and Mary Mapes aggravated my condition. I may need to take another lesson in Beatles harmony with Galeazzo Frudua to get right with the world. Show More Summary

Dan Rather on Donald Trump: ‘I Don’t Think It’s Outside the Realm of Possibility He Gets Elected’ — Watch the Video

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather examined the Donald Trump phenomenon and the 2016 presidential race, commenting, “I don’t think it’s outside the realm of possibility he gets elected.” Rather noted that...

“Truth,” according to the Times (3)

(Scott Johnson) I have taken another pass at commenting on this past Thursday’s New York Times love-in with Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Dan Rather, and Mary Mapes talking about the forthcoming Rathergate film Truth. I take a whack...Show More Summary


NEW YORK TIMES SHILLS FOR MOVIE THAT CLAIMS TO EXONERATE DAN RATHER—AGAINST ALL EVIDENCE. At City Journal, Scott Johnson writes: All of which raises a simple question: What is the New York Times doing promoting the film and Rather’s and Mapes’s discredited accounts? While Rathergate lacks the historical importance of Walter Duranty’s journalistic wrongdoing as […]

“Truth,” according to the Times (2)

(Scott Johnson) Late last week the New York Times celebrated the forthcoming release of the Rathergate film Truth, starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes. The event featured all four of them. “The full catastrophe,” as I would like to think of it. Show More Summary

Robert Redford Dismisses Dan Rather Scandal as ‘Technicality,’ ‘Small Glitch’

In a softball interview on Monday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer teed up liberal actor Robert Redford to push propaganda about his latest role as disgraced CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather: “60 Minutes did a piece on George W. Bush and his National Guard service. Show More Summary

Robert Redford: Playing Dan Rather in 'Truth' was 'tricky'

Actor Robert Redford sits down with Matt Lauer to talk about his latest film, "Truth," in which he plays former CBS News anchorman Dan Rather. He says the "tricky" challenge of the role was capturing "the essence of Dan without caricaturing him" and expresses his hope that the drama will spur people to pay more attention to journalism. Show More Summary

“Truth,” according to the Times [updated]

(Scott Johnson) This past Thursday the New York Times hosted a TimesTalks conversation moderated by New York Times Magazine staff writer Susan Dominus and featuring Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Dan Rather, and Mary Mapes. “The full catastrophe,” as Zorba puts it. Show More Summary

Another Twitter Roundup - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]

I'm just gonna leave this right here and hope that later, perhaps, someone else can stomach the entire article. I couldn't and ended up going on a rampage through Twitter. Poor, poor ol' Dan Rather. So put upon by a...

Sally Kohn, 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' CNNers Win Dan Rather Memorial Award for Stupidest Analysis

Lefty writer and CNN contributor Sally Kohn, along with her fellow CNN panelists, earned the dubious honor of winning the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis at last night's Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards.

Blanchett and Redford Talk Guns and Bush

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The stars of the excellent new drama ‘Truth,’ about the Killian documents controversy and subsequent resignation of Dan Rather, sat down to discuss the film and its timeless message.

Cate Blanchett in Truth: When Truth Is Besides the Point

Truth, a riveting movie about the famous scandal at CBS 60 Minutes that cost Dan Rather his nightly news anchorship, is based on Mary Mapes' account. A sassy, hard working producer, Mapes was fired in this incident calling into question George W. Show More Summary

Robert Redford on Dan Rather's Feud With George W. Bush

Robert Redford appeared at a forum sponsored by the New York Times on Thursday evening in New York City talking about a new film in which he stars called "Truth". The movie is about an incident that occurred during the presidential election...Show More Summary

Review of Dan Rather's Book: Rather Outspoken

A book-PR company sent me a parenting book to review recently, and then emailed me again to ask if I'd like to get a review copy of Dan Rather's new book, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News. Of course, at first I said I couldn't do...Show More Summary

FNC’s Perino, Kurtz Blast Upcoming Dan Rather Movie

On Wednesday night’s Kelly File, Fox News hosts Dana Perino and Howard Kurtz had some harsh words for the upcoming movie “Truth” which attempts to tell the story of how a fake story about the National Guard service of George W. Bush resulted in the downfall of CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather.

Dan Rather Confesses 'A Lot of Flaws,' But Not on Rathergate

The forthcoming Rather-phony-documents movie – shamelessly titled Truth – is the latest occasion for Rather to claim (to The Hollywood Reporter) "We reported a true story....There wasn't any doubt then, and there is no doubt in any reasonable...Show More Summary

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