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Reagan Movie

Ramesh, Mr. Lips is right that protests to CBS should not assume that every nasty leaked script tidbit will make the final movie, and that demonstrating a groundswell of passionate Reagan boosters is the point. But thousands are massing NOT because they assume CBS will knuckle under, but because they KNOW CBS would never even contemplate making a TV-movie where Hillary tosses a lamp at Bill while he’s on the phone with Sonny Montgomery discussing Bosnian troop allotments while Monica is under the desk. They won’t be making a movie where Jimmy Carter eats peanut butter in the Oval Office while ordering the Desert One fiasco. They won’t make a film about Ted Kennedy contemplating his Chappaquiddick options in his hotel room as his car sinks under the bridge. They won’t be making a movie where Lyndon Johnson asks Doris Kearns Goodwin to move over in bed for her President. (Eeuuuwww.) The very concept of a TV-movie hit piece would never occur to them.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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