Film historian and author Ed Rampell registers a shift in popular depictions of journalists on big and small screens since 9/11, linking the recent skeptical, critical portrayals of iconic media figures like Truman Capote (played by Toby Jones, above) to the evaluation of mainstream journalism’s performance.
Keith Olbermann delivered a masterful retort on Wednesday to Donald Rumsfeld’s recent diatribe on fascism. With a commentary as apt as it was eloquent, Olbermann excoriated the defense secretary’s very patriotism: “In what country was Mr. Rumsfeld raised? As a child, of whose heroism did he read? On what side of the battle for freedom did he dream one day to fight? With what country has he confused? the United States of America?” (Video & Transcript)