Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The Dynasty Cracks
We learn from Newsday’s reviewer that the Kennedy miniseries has been produced by “an avowed conservative”. Apparently, to the avowed liberal who wrote the review that description is intended to convey that the series is inaccurate. To those whose religious Trinity is comprised of Jack, Bobby and Teddy such a formulation is just another obvious religious tenet. But the larger - not surprising - story is that the History Channel pulled because the remaining worshipers have complained. These complaints were probably not based upon the bad dialogue and there is no mention of inaccuracy; the series just taints their gods. Meanwhile, pulling a series or movie that was critical of an avowed conservative for any reason would a.) never happen and b.) if it ever did be met with cries of censorship. Fair and balance reporting is a difficult goal.