Ed Driscoll has a good blog post discussing how TV and movies distort our views of history, both through the unavoidably selective presentation of “reality” and through fictional artistry.  (I did not know that “follow the money” was not a phrase used by Watergate “Deep Throat” — it only appers in the movie.)

Along the way, he makes a very apt prediction:

… in 2000 years they’ll make movies about our era, and everyone will be half-naked and sweaty while they commit mortgage fraud.

Link: http://pajamasmedia.com/eddriscoll/2010/11/06/follow-the-truthiness/