January 21, 2015

RatherGate: It was real

So says the actor to play Mary Mapes' boss in Robert Redford's upcoming film about the sordid affair, Bruce Greenwood. (Greenwood has played, among other things, Capt. Pike in the Star Trek reboot films, and Ashley Judd's scumbag husband in Double Jeopardy.)

The incident "reflected poorly, ultimately, on CBS and Viacom who were unwilling to pursue the truth because there was legislation forthcoming that if they didnít play ball with the [Bush] administration the legislation would have cost them millions and millions and millions of dollars," Greenwood says. "Rather than allow Mary Mapes and Dan Rather to support their story, they allowed this avalanche of right-wing resistance to swamp the real story."

Greenwood's take on Rathergate's fallout? Modern journalists are "under the thumb" of the powers that be, not the news cycle....

He complains that even Wikipedia has it wrong when it comes to Rathergate, according to his viewpoint.

"It's a reminder that if bull-expletive is repeated often enough it becomes perceived truth, conventional wisdom," he says.

Right. The powers-that-be just said "Hey, let's not make an issue of this. We know these documents about George Bush are true, but what the f***. Let's dump Mapes and Rather. That's an even better story!"

Posted by Hube at January 21, 2015 05:31 PM | TrackBack

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