Literally a play on words, Larry Gelbart's rather broad put-down of America's leaders plays better in this made-for-cable adaptation than it did on the stage. Savagely satirizing politicians and media hounds in a TV setting that displays these individuals at their most corrupt, MASTERGATE
engages in doublespeak which allows the participants in a fictional governmental scandal to say exactly the opposite of what they really mean.
Totally News Network is proud of its coverage of a governmental hearing into a conspiracy more notorious than Watergate. A senatorial committee probes an abuse of power overseen by a war hero, Major Manley Battle (James Coburn), who rega...