The government is corrupt. It’s always a tickle to note the protestations of liberals on these pages who howl when we conservetarians point out that our government is too big, inept beyond belief, costs too much, overreaches into our lives, and is hopelessly corrupt in literally all that it does. The local leftwing lackeys dutifully decry our citations of such violations of public trust as the whine of an ignorant, negligible and soon-to-disappear miniscule minority. Yet the national data keeps coming in to show how out of touch are our neighbors of the Left. Gallup again returns to us polling results that confirm 3 out of 4 Americans believe that our government is indeed corrupt, and the national Right/Left split falls evenly at 48% favoring each. What is it about the definition of 'small minority' that these innumerates don’t understand?
The new movie ‘Truth’ is a hopelessly blatant whitewash of the CBS/Dan Rather scandal of forged documents used to create out of whole cloth a smear of President George W. Bush. It is truly desperation time for Democrats to put out such a movie that will highlight the perennial mischief the Left propagates through its lamestream media. But in this case even CBS is distancing itself from this revisionist propaganda piece about Rathergate. Here is what CBS said to Variety about the film portraying their yellow journalists –
It’s astounding how little truth there is in “Truth.” There are, in fact, too many distortions, evasions and baseless conspiracy theories to enumerate them all. The film tries to turn gross errors of journalism and judgment into acts of heroism and martyrdom. That’s a disservice not just to the public but to journalists across the world who go out every day and do everything within their power, sometimes at great risk to themselves, to get the story right.
Can the combined auras of Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchet as the wicked producer Mary Mapes really convince 2015 Americans that they were the moral equivalents of the heroic Woodward and Bernstein of Watergate fame?