Thursday, September 07, 2006

You Do the Math

The election season's Rovian slam fest begins with the first set of misleading information. The film's producer proclaims to the Press:
Marc Platt, the film's executive producer, said that although it "does contain composite and conflated scenes and representative characters and dialogue, we've worked very hard to be fair. If individuals feel they're wrongly portrayed, that's obviously of concern. We've portrayed the essence of the truth of these events. Our intention was not in any way to be political or present a point of view."
and then the brain trust reassures Hugh:
The Disney execs met all through the weekend - unheard of in this business - debating what changes would be made and what concessions should be given. Here is what looks to be the conclusion:

- There will be a handful of tweaks made to a few scenes.
- They are minor, and nuance in most cases - a line lift here, a tweak to the edit there.
- There are 900 screeners out there. When this airs this weekend, there will be a number of people who will spend their free evenings looking for these changes and will be hard pressed to identify them. They are that minor.
- The average viewer would not be able to tell the difference between the two versions.
- The message of the Clinton Admin failures remains fully intact.(emphasis mine)
After this, the smear boaters will be unleashed and only those who have been following along will be able to sort the wheat from the chaff. Which is what all magicians do, misdirect through slight of hand to lead you to believe one thing, knowing full well it is just a trick.

My guess is the electorate is getting bored with these games, especially since it is getting way to expensive for them.


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