Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.
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The story of The Killian Documents controversy (a.k.a. "Rathergate") in the days leading up to the 2004 presidential election. When veteran newscaster Dan Rather and CBS News head Mary Mapes choose to air a segment on 60 Minutes exposing how President Bush avoided being drafted to Vietnam through his father's political advantages, the resulting fallout ultimately costs them their jobs and reputations. Written by
Toward the end of the film, when Mary Mapes is talking on the phone to Dan Rather, she is leaning against a bookcase in her home. On the shelf, you can see the autobiography of legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, called A Good Life. Bradlee was editor when the Post exposed the Watergate scandal. Like in this movie, he had to manage a media disaster when it was discovered that Post writer Janet Cooke fabricated a story about a young drug addict, which won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize. Once the truth came out, the Post returned the Pulitzer Prize. See more »
After Bill Burkett's filmed interview, the 60 Minutes team pass round a bag of Lay's potato chips. Throughout the scene this changes position; sometimes it's shown facing the front, and then suddenly it's facing the other way when the scene is shown from a different angle. See more »
I rarely pay to see a film these days. But I do when I'm so excited about a film that I just can't sit around waiting for a copy of it to appear online. Such was the case with Truth. I remember the events depicted in this film well and they infuriated me. In order to get the media off his back and under his thumb, Bush set out to take down one of the biggest names in investigative journalism, Dan Rather, to make an example out of him, and Bush succeeded. This pretty much killed investigative journalism in America as nobody these days is willing to risk it all to tell the truth. It is probable if the documents that this film revolves around were indeed forgeries, that they were forged by the Bush administration itself and intentionally leaked for the very purpose of destroying Dan Rather. I find it funny that there are still Bush supporters to this day, even after all he did to destroy civil liberties in this country, but apparently there are as is demonstrated by all the partisan negative reviews of a wonderful film with Oscar worthy performances by Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett. This is one of the most important films to be made this century but just like the news it is bound to suffer from censorship from the media it is criticizing and that's why you'll only find this gem in select theaters until it's available for home viewing.
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