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From the Hollywood Reporter:

Robert Redford will play the famed news anchor in “Truth.”

"Rathergate," the scandal that erupted in September of 2004 after Dan Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, will be the subject of an upcoming film starring Robert Redford as Rather and Cate Blanchett as CBS News producer Mary Mapes.

Hollywood Reporter

Well now's the time to big batch of popcorn, and store it in gift tins, not just for the movie but for the conservative sideshow that is sure to come.

So many hot buttons. Join me beneath the genuine, artificial, orange butter topping.

First off it's called "Truth."

How dare they. Everyone on the Right knows the movie should be called Kerning!

Then you've got Robert Redford, Hollywood's leading liberal tree hugger actor --the same one who played one of the reporters that helped bring down Richard Nixon--now playing the reporter that tried to besmirch the impeccable military career of George W. Bush.

No doubt there will be calls for buycotts of all the actors, screenwriters, producers and venues associated with the film and there will be pre-buttals and rebuttals from former Bush staffers aired on FOX news.

Count on Rush Limbaugh, and the rest of the wing noise machine to raise holy hell about it in hopes they can shut it down as they have successfully done before. And if they can't shut it down, they will be assiduously  counting receipts to breathlessly report that the film is a box office flop even if it is not.

Dan Rather has to know all of this is possible, yet he is still optimistic about the production.

"I want to emphasize that I'm no expert in the movie business. What I know about the movie business could be written on the back of a postage stamp," Rather tells THR. "But I at least know enough to recognize that having the Sundance Kid make a film about political and corporate interference of news can only help audiences understand why a truly independent press and strong investigative reporting are so important in a country such as ours."

Rather first met Redford in the mid-1970s and last saw him about three years ago at Redford's Sundance Film Festival.

"He has more faith in truth-telling than most people in Hollywood," adds Rather. "In no small part because of that I'm of course pleased and honored that he's agreed to take on the challenge of trying to make a film about political and corporate interference with truth-telling investigative journalism."

Hollywood Reporter

I'll see you at the movies!

And the sideshow.

In the meantime let the poll know what your favorite Redford flick is.


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