During his interview with Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart was trying to make the case that he is somehow more on the sidelines politically then are folks like Maddow and such. As an example, he said that “Roger Ebert doesn’t make movies…”
Wrong! Roger Ebert has indeed made movies.
From the Wiki:
Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 Russ Meyer film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and likes to joke about being responsible for the film, which was poorly received on its release but is now regarded as a cult classic. Ebert and Meyer also made Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, Up!, and others, and were involved in the ill-fated Sex Pistols movie Who Killed Bambi? In April 2010, Ebert posted his screenplay of “Who Killed Bambi?” aka “Anarchy in the UK” on his blog.
This is one of those things, one of those little details you don’t think matters, like when PB pointed out about who actually, historically, created “fake news.” One might not think it matters so much. But to say that “Roger Ebert doesn’t make movies” is actually an inaccurate portrayal of the man’s career. Roger Ebert was, at one point in his career, involved in making films. Sorry.