[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]
I called bull on this movie a few weeks back, but to my pleasant surprise, the WaPo did the same, yesterday:
Hollywood has a habit of making movies about historical events without regard for the truth; “Fair Game” is just one more example. But the film’s reception illustrates a more troubling trend of political debates in Washington in which established facts are willfully ignored. Mr. Wilson claimed that he had proved that Mr. Bush deliberately twisted the truth about Iraq, and he was eagerly embraced by those who insist the former president lied the country into a war. Though it was long ago established that Mr. Wilson himself was not telling the truth – not about his mission to Niger and not about his wife – the myth endures. We’ll join the former president in hoping that future historians get it right.
Really, read the whole thing. This is the difference between the WaPo and, say, the New York Times. They do have some principles.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]