Looking hard for any hint of politics in the story we find only this:
"I wrote Bob (Redford) that I was going to commit grand theft larceny with 'All the President's,' and he told me, in his atheistic way, 'God bless.'"Ironically the nominee for Attorney General was just yesterday asked about a possible shield law for real journalists and provided a less than enthusiastic reply:
In the film, Beckinsale plays a reporter who is jailed after she writes a story that "outs" a CIA agent, played by Farmiga.
"It's a movie that puts journalism in a very positive light, and a movie that deals with the issue of the First Amendment," Lurie said. "I can't imagine any newspaper wouldn't be eager to be part of that."
he echoed Bush administration arguments that such a law could be used to protect journalists who are acting as spies or terrorists.As to the real-life subject of the film (oops, sorry--it's not actually about Judy Miller, wink, wink) we await something more than gossip.
x-posted at Fore Left.