The journalists drama based on real events the moment of truth Cate and Robert raise a scandal with its news coverage to George W. Bush.
The moment of truth plays in 2004 in the United States. The presidential elections are pending shortly, and George W. Bush has a good chance to be re-elected. The television channel CBS owned important documents, which will be played to the News Director Mary Mapes and the freelance journalist Mike Smith comes at this time. The records from the years 1972-73 back President Bush’s military service in a bad light, it becomes clear it but for example that this was drafted through the use of family relationships to the Viet Nam war.
CBS brings a 60-minute contribution, unveiled in the newscaster Dan Rather the scandal. The news message triggers a wave of outrage in the media. But quickly votes loud, that the documents could be fakes and that their authenticity not verify leave. At once the tide turns and Mary, Dan and Mike and the belonging to their team Lucy Scott and Colonel Roger Charles get caught in the crossfire of attention.