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.
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
(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
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...
(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 […]
(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
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
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
(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
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...
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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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