Wednesday, July 07, 2004

indieWIRE BLOGS > Truth is Fiction: "Fahrenheit" is only as biased as CNN

indieWIRE BLOGS > Anthony Kaufman's Weblog: "One of my favorite moments in Jehane Noujaim's documentary Control Room occurs when an Al Jazeera editor is accused of not being 'objective' by a Western journalist, and responds, 'This word, 'objectivity,' is a mirage.'
With every film critic, journalist and moviegoer about to pass judgement on the 'factual accuracy' of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9-11, I felt compelled to say something about this 'mirage' we call objectivity. As Control Room so brilliantly conveys, everyone is biased, coming to the table with their own views of the 'truth.' Is the picture attached of a bombed out building in Baghdad the result of American airstrikes or insurgent mortar fire? Depends on who you ask. "


Post a Comment

<< Home