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Truth takes a back seat in another historical movie
Truth takes a back seat in another historical movie

As the uproar died down over the Hollywood comedy that depicted the fictitious assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, another movie came under fire for taking liberties with the truth. The film in question, "Selma," seemed to some critics to characterize the late President Lyndon B. Johnson as a reluctant dragon against civil rights. Prominent defenders of LBJ, led by his close White House aide Joe Califano, expressed outrage that the movie portrayed Johnson, a critical figure in the history of civil rights in the United States, as somewhat less than a chief architect of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The events depicted...

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