Posted by Brian at 1:18 AM
There has been much tut-tutting by pundits who complain that the movie, though it has yet to be caught in any major factual errors, uses association and innuendo to create false impressions. Many of these same pundits consider it bad form to make a big fuss about the Bush administration's use of association and innuendo to link the Iraq war to 9/11. Why hold a self-proclaimed polemicist to a higher standard than you hold the president of the United States?
You'd think that the person with his finger on the nuclear trigger, with the power to instigate military action unilaterally (thanks, War Powers Act) and who recently argued (unsuccessfully, thank goodness) before the Supreme Court that his power during wartime should be virtually limitless would be held to a slightly higher standard of accuracy than a guy who makes movies for a living.
Well, you'd think that if we didn't live in the world of the compliant corporate media.
We're living in a golden age of documentary right now. Fahrenheit 9/11 is getting the most press and the greatest accolades, but Errol Morris's The Fog of War is brilliant, Morgan Spurlock's Supersize Me was well on its way to breaking Moore's Bowling for Columbine for highest grossing documentary ever until F9/11 opened, and I really want to see The Corporation, Control Room and The Hunting of the President as well.
And then there's this one. Outfoxed is a new documentary that details not only the bias in Fox News, but the damage they've done to journalistic integrity in general. I can't wait to see it.