- May 16, 2014
One thing’s for sure, one doesn’t want Ronan Farrow sniffing around with his notebook and tape recorder.
Agree with your assessment of documentaries. PBS does it right. The HBO guys had their stance already determined and set things up to affirm that position. Your example could include Oprah - not exactly a probing interview by her with Harry and Meghan.OK, here goes my dos centavos.
PBS probably has the best documentaries. They try to present both sides to any controversy or issue. Then let viewers decide.
Nowadays the HBO, Netflix, Showtime, etc. "documentaries" offer only one side. There is no way you could watch that HBO doc on the Woody vs Mia scandal and NOT believe Woody was guilty as sin. It was like a trial with only one side. No defense of Woody was offered.
If the case was as cut and dried as HBO would have you believe, then why the New York and/or Connecticut police and district attorneys press charges prosecute back in 1992? Because Woody was a celebrity? So was Mia. Why not file a civil suit vs. Woody at some point? Fear of losing? If Woody was a child abuser did he simply stop in 1992 when he got together with Soon Yi? They've been together for nearly 3 decades. After Mia discovered Woody was having relations with Soon Yi she continued to finish a movie with Woody. Why would she do that?
Hey, maybe Woody is/was a child molester. I have no idea. But that HBO show made no effort to present a differing view than the Mia-Ronin position.