According to Reuters, CBS is seriously considering canceling its miniseries on the Reagans. What an utter joke.
Since I haven't seen it, I have no idea if the thing is complete tripe, biased, maudlin, lame or whatever. From my experience with TV miniseries, it's probably all of those things.
(Of course, not having seen it doesn't seem to be much of a problem since, from what I can tell, none of the critics have actually seen it either.)
I mean, imagine the temerity of CBS in running a miniseries which departs from a hagiographic portrayal of the former president!
The only good I can see coming of this is that it puts the lie to all the conservative mumbo-jumbo about 'wingers being for free speech or their being an embattled group oppressed by the liberal media. A little mau-mauing and the plug is pulled.
A TV network produces a miniseries about a former president and the current national chairman of the president's party demands that it be reviewed for historical accuracy by a board of 'scholars.'
The fact that it's put together by people who aren't themselves conservatives (and/or party loyalists) is itself, it seems, another outrage.
Wake me up when we're back in America.