Rob Reiner made the comment a few days ago that “nobody” had read the Mueller report — and certainly not Donald Trump, who claims he’s read every single word of it. (If so, it would be the first book he ever read in his life.) Nothing makes more sense in the age of the reality-TV president than to have the Mueller report read by a cast of luminaries. Variety:
For one night only on Monday, June 24, stars will perform a live reading of passages from the Mueller report for “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts,” Robert Schenkkan’s stage adaptation of the Mueller report. The live performance will be streamed online only on the website for Law Works. The stream will begin at 9 p.m. EDT. The cast of the event also includes Justin Long, Piper Perabo, Michael Shannon, and Zachary Quinto, among others. Sigourney Weaver, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Mark Hamill will also make appearances.
Law Works is an organization catering to bipartisan voices to make sure that the public is educated on the Mueller investigation among other issues in American politics. Their goal is to share resources and stories from experts to shed light on important developments based on the rule of law, making sure that neither Congress nor the American people consider themselves above the law.
Tapes will undoubtedly be available of this performance, and this is a good precedent to set. People will watch/listen to movie stars. If this is the way to get them to ingest the Mueller report, just like a kid who won’t take medicine unless it’s sugar coated, then maybe this is the way to do it. Perhaps Stephen Colbert could devote five minutes a night to different pages and sections of the report, as well. There’s a lot of ways to skin a Trump and it looks like creative people are finding creative solutions for doing so.