"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Kennedy Déjà vu All Over Again?
Secret Service Agent stops Jackie Kennedy, who was attempting to bail after the first shot.
For 50 years the Kennedy family has attempted to control what was written about them, often successfully [William Manchester].
Now that the Kennedy mafia is pretty much eviscerated, will there be an
actual, true, Kennedy mini-series? Yes, Yes there will, it
seems. If you thought Clintonsnot reaction to ABC's 'The Path to 9/11' was
something, this should be ... well, it would be hard to beat the
Clinton's hysteria, but this is already shaping up as a media circus.
A new mini-series about John F. Kennedy’s presidency that is being
prepared by the History channel does not yet have a cast or a premiere
date. Not a frame of footage has been shot. It does, however, have
prominent critics who want it brought to a halt.
The critics, including Theodore C. Sorensen, a former Kennedy adviser,
say they have read the scripts for the project and that those contain
errors of fact and emphasis.
The mini-series, called “The Kennedys,” is the brainchild of Joel Surnow,
a creator of the Fox action show “24” and an outspoken political
conservative. That raised alarms among Kennedy partisans when the
History channel said in December that it would pick up the project.
On the other side is Mr. Greenwald, the founder of the advocacy media
company Brave New Films, who has created documentaries like “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism,
Comparing Surnow, a conservative who makes film with broad commercial appeal, with Robert Greenwald, who produces agitprop
full-time, is disservice to Surnow. Of course it is now a
chiché to say that unvarnished truth is poison to
Greenwald's fellows, so they'll go to the mattresses on this