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'Truth' be damned in film about CBS, Rather and Memogate

'Truth' be damned in film about CBS, Rather and Memogate

Director James Vanderbilt says his film about Dan Rather, CBS and the "Memogate" affair is titled "Truth" because "that's the thing everyone is after" in the movie.

Aren't we all?

The problem with this docudrama — closely based on the book "Truth and Duty: The Press, The President and the Privilege of Power," which was written by former CBS producer Mary Mapes — is that instead of truth, what it primarily delivers is revisionism, ideology and even more confusion about the role of the press in a free society.

And more confusion is the last thing American journalism or democracy needs these days, notwithstanding the...

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