Calling Out Hollywood On Their Lying Crocumentary

I expected to see this kind of fact-checking on the latest leftist propaganda piece, but not from the Washington Post editorial board:

“It’s accurate,” Ms. Plame told The Post. Said Mr. Wilson: “For people who have short memories or don’t read, this is the only way they will remember that period.”

We certainly hope that is not the case. In fact, “Fair Game,” based on books by Mr. Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions – not to mention outright inventions.

Both the books and the movie should be filed in the “fiction” section, but people will continue to repeat the lies.

7 thoughts on “Calling Out Hollywood On Their Lying Crocumentary”

  1. Out of curiosity, I went to IMDb to dig for this box office stat:

    $3,724,546 (USA) (21 November 2010)

    What possessed these bozos to think that they could make Plamegate interesting to the general public? This will be the Ishtar of documentaries.

  2. I was wondering, if we’re talking about historical events and the story is retold with distortions and inventions, is that the same as a lie?

    (just looking for a quick answer as I lost my thesaurus in a recent move)

  3. Jonathan,
    until now, it was a HUGE secret to those of us who DON’T live in NYC, L.A. or Washington D.C.!

  4. Schtumpy, if the intent is to deceive, what difference does the medium make? They can lie with finger-puppets and Morse code if they want — the effect is the same.

  5. Most people really don’t get it that documentaries are an artform and editorial/literary in character not reference/research in character. I learned this after watching numerous Werner Herzog documentaries and watching his interviews.

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