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Truth

October 16, 2015 by Alison Bailes divider image

Can a film, especially one adapted from a personal memoir, ever portray the truth? If truth shifts depending on the perspective, then what do we believe, especially if the “truth” appears to be clearly weighted towards one side of a very knotty issue? The issue in question is extremely layered; in 2004 the CBS program […]


Can a film, especially one adapted from a personal memoir, ever portray the truth? If truth shifts depending on the perspective, then what do we believe, especially if the “truth” appears to be clearly weighted towards one side of a very knotty issue?

The issue in question is extremely layered; in 2004 the CBS program “60 Minutes” aired a report claiming that George W. Bush (who was running for re-election) had used family connections to avoid the Vietnam draft in 1968 and had then failed to fully carry out his National Guard duties. Esteemed anchor Dan Rather reported the story that hinged on documents that came into the hands of producer Mary Mapes via Lt. Col. Bill Burkett (Stacy Keach). The authenticity of those documents was immediately discredited by bloggers, other news outlets fell on CBS like a wounded animal and the result was the firing of Mapes and the eventual resignation of Rather. Continue reading


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