"The current controversy centers around Ken Burns' forthcoming film, "The War," which focuses on how the people of four American towns were affected by World War II. Famous historians everywhere have supported the project. Burns, who has created epic "poems" about everything from sports to the Civil War, seems poised once again to capture the country's imagination in a seven-part series.
Of course, I haven't seen it yet. But neither have the people protesting that PBS shouldn't support Burns or air his series because, from those four towns, none of the people who go to war are Hispanic.
I kid you not."
Thursday, May 10, 2007
HELL HAS DEFINITELY DEVELOPED A FROSTY ATMOSPHERE!
It must have because, for the third time in as many months, I completely agree with a column written by Susan Estrich! Unaccustomed as I am to this sensation, I think that her current column regarding a protest being lodged against a documentary by the splendid Ken Burns that is due to appear on PBS absolutely nails it!
As she puts it in this excellent column:
Granted Susan Estrich is considerably smarter than most of the netroots crowd, but when she is catching on to the insanity, could its end be far away?