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Robert Redford Fights Dan Rather's Good Fight

Eric Mink | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media
Eric Mink

"He didn't try to do a caricature or an impression," Dan Rather told me. "He just tried to capture some of the essence of the person." Rather was sharing his thoughts about Robert Redford's performance in the role of Dan Rather in the movie Truth.

'Truth,' the Movie: When Truth and Power Collide

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
Glenn W. Smith

Directed by James Vanderbilt, Truth tells the story of 2004's controversial 60 Minutes II broadcast questioning George W. Bush's military service record. It stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes. This time, Truth prevails.

The Disingenuous Dismissal of Chuck Hagel's Military Service

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Conservatives have consistently glorified military service, as they should. But now, as Obama nominates a man who has served honorably in combat in Vietnam, the "Hagel Haters," -- many "chicken hawks" themselves -- are disingenuously changing their tune.

FLASHBACK: When the New York Times Ignored Gaping Holes In Candidate Bush's War Record

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

It's tough to make sense of the Times' recent dedication to pursuing the Blumenthal story.

Is Bernie Goldberg Right? Had Bush "In Fact Volunteered to Go to Vietnam?"

Thomas Lipscomb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Lipscomb

Bernard Goldberg has unearthed a "lost fact" in the Rathergate mess: that George W. Bush volunteered to serve in Vietnam. Until valid paperwork is produced, that claim will remain a supposition.