All the right-of-center pundits, professional and amateur, seem upset about CBS’s Reagan biopic.
Some claim it’s unfair, since it makes no mention of the huge economic gains made in the ’80s. Some worry that it undermines history, by providing no Cold War context. A few even argue that it’s personally insulting, since it unfairly portrays Reagan as a Bible-thumping homophobe.
But I’ll tell you the real problem with the show, the one detail CBS got so wrong that even liberals should feel dirty: Having Reagan played by James Brolin.
Let’s face it. Even during his Hollywood years, Reagan was a much better actor.