The New York Observer reports that a team of Hollywood insiders is working on a screen adaptation of Mary Mapes’s 2005 book Truth And Duty. Mapes was the producer of the 60 Minutes II story by Dan Rather about President Bush’s time in the Texas Air National Guard, which ran on CBS in September 2004 and led to her dismissal from the network. I thought I was the only person in the country who had read Truth and Duty. I reviewed Mapes’s incredibly bad book for the Standard in “Second time’s a charm?.” Bad books frequently do make good movies, but Mapes’s isn’t bad in quite the required way and I therefore doubt that it would conform to the model.
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