Monday, November 10, 2003

Jeff Jarvis has the last word on The Reagans and Saving Jessica Lynch (and, sweet galloping Christ, couldn't NBC have at least bothered to use Lynch's proper rank in their title?) and all other TV-movie brouhahas:

    TV movies are crap. To act as if they matter is like acting as if we should care about the political pronouncements of, say, Robin Leach. If he came out tomorrow and said anything about Iraq, would we care or notice? No, because it's just Robin Leach. If a TV movie claims to depict the story of Jessica Lynch or Ronald Reagan, should we care or notice? No, because it's just a TV movie.
    And that makes the stinks all the more fake news.

It's certainly a saner response than, say, this.

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