12.12.2004

Role reversal (a movie idea)

This quote from The Poor Man made me think:

"And I like how we have to rely on career politicians to provide a check on the corruption and idiocy of the media. That's a quite healthy situation, and not at all fucked up. Sleep tight."

You know how in the classic Hollywood press movie it was the plucky journalist fighting the scumbag pols to get the truth to the people? Doesn't it seem like the roles have reversed nowadays? Our movie now has to be about a plucky senator who's willing to forego up to two fundraising dinners in order to get his staffer to write a letter to The New York Times with the truth, dammit!

It should be a good movie and, if it's shot with any Senatorial authenticity, the craft service will be choice.

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