Sunday, November 20, 2022

Movie About Reporters Making Fake News

NY Times movie review:
Jurors in this trial received a particular instruction: The judge barred them from watching the trailer for “She Said.”

That’s the film adaptation of the nonfiction book of the same title. In it, the New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey describe — in pragmatic, restrained how-we-got-that-story prose — the reporting that led them to publish a series of articles detailing Weinstein’s behavior. Those articles helped ignite the #MeToo movement,

This ia a NY Times review of a movie about a book about NY Times reporters collecting Hollywood gossip. You might expect it to be a story about uncovering facts, but that is not what it is at all.
While forged in the mold of other films about investigative reporting, like “Spotlight,” “All the President’s Men” and “The Post,” “She Said” privileges female experience. It follows its journalists home more extensively than those earlier films did, accentuating their identities as women and mothers. This choice helps explain the sacrifices these journalists made and the reputational risks they took to report this story. It argues that a reporter’s private life and personhood might animate her work without compromising her ethics. ...

Weinstein appears in the film only glancingly. His recorded voice is heard, and in a late scene the back of his head (well, the back of the actor Mike Houston’s head) can be seen. The focus, rightly, remains with his accusers and the reporters

With 100 accusers, and numerous books and NY Times articles, surely there are some facts about Weinstein that they can show without getting sued. Apparently not.

California Governor Gavin Newson's wife was the star witness at the latest trial, telling some far-fetched story about trying to get an acting job many years ago. I thought that Newson had higher political ambitions. Apparently having a slutty wife is advantageous in today's Democrat Party.

I assume that Weinstein will get convicted again, just because he is a creep, and because the prosecution was allowed to do a character assassination about uncharged allegations.

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