Roger L. Simon: Mystery Novelist and Screenwriter

Friday, September 01, 2006
Roger L. Simon: Mystery Novelist and Screenwriter: "[W]hat interests me is how the Plame Affair fits into the whole framework. It may be opera bouffe, but it is far from unrelated to the way the press has conducted itself in recent years. Is it so different from Pallywood and the Mohammed Al Doura case, the Reuters photographs, the Jenin 'massacre' and so forth - all lies swallowed whole by a gullible Western media? At first glance they would seem far apart, but in this small world one concept draws them all together - narrative. The truth is less important than the weltanshauung of the publication."

6 comments:

Knucklehead said...

That's an excellent piece by Roger and some great commentary (other than mine) following.

terrye said...

Yes it was a good post. I think the thing that I have noticed the most, is the complete lack of shame on the part of the media.

I am reading a novel by Tami Hoag and a character in the book compares the press to 4 year olds. Why is the sky blue? Because God made it blue. Why did God make the sky blue? They just keeping asking the same questions over and over and never hear the answers.

They have a very limited perspective.

ex-democrat said...

Knuck: your "BDS is like the evening temper tantrum thrown by a brat who has been misbehaving all day" was worth the price of admission by itself.

Peter UK said...

The Plame Affair has parallels to the 9/11 conspiracy,it is complicated,farfetched and requires a credulity akin to faith to believe in it.Absolutely made for the media,since it is not simple and cut and dried,it can be milked endlessly.

gumshoe1 said...

of course,you mean it has "nuance",PUK.

that plain-speaking stuff
is for rubes.

;0p

Luther McLeod said...

P UK and gumshoe, well put.

Anything but reality, suits'em fine.