Did you see that creepy video about Sinclair Broadcasting, the one where footage of news anchors across the country reading the same script about fake news and trusted sources is edited together into a cacophonous display of propaganda? Yeah, it’s some unsettling Orwellian-type stuff. That “fake news” is part of the lexicon at all is telling.
In other words, now is a good time to revisit a movie that celebrates the value of the First Amendment and the free press like “All the President’s Men,” the 1976 film starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as a young Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, respectively, as they pursue the story on the Watergate break-ins that eventually led to resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Sure, “All the President’s Men” inspired many of the tropes that make this Seth Meyers parody, “Newspaper Movie,” a dead-on send-up, but it still has the power to create tension and suspense even though the outcome of the movie is etched into history.
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