There could be no better time, or atmosphere, for the release of Errol Morris's newest documentary, Tabloid, than today. While the world is focused on the potentially criminal and atrocious misdeeds of Rupert Murdoch, a tabloid king and former owner of News of the World, it seems wholly appropriate that the famed documentarian, Morris, also focuses his attention once again to the very elusive idea of truth.
However, to characterize Morris's Tabloid, as a scrutinizing look at tabloid culture wouldn't be correct. Morris's opinion of the people and events that transpire during Tabloid is rather obvious, but it doesn't seem so important. What is important is that the story he is telling is one that operates outside the realms of believability. And yet... it's all true. Well at least some version of it is.