Michael Atkinson replies: I'll admit that the use of "embedded" in this context was both generalized and suggestive of the film's attitude, not an explicit accusation about Longley's activities. But prevarication (not lying per se; see Webster's) pervades the film, each and every time Longley invents a reaction shot he could not have had the additional cameras to capture. (Multiple cameras hovering around Iraqi children would have entailed its own compromises.) Robert Flaherty and Walt Disney did it too, and it's dishonest.
In last week's issue of the Voice, Cynthia Carr's piece stated that owners of the "Bonanza" condos on Pacific Street were each offered $1.2 million to vacate. In fact, Forest City Ratner offered owners $850 per square foot.