Another blogger in the peanut gallery chimes in on Fact & Fiction.
Although I mostly enjoyed Aaron Sorkin’s sweeping saga The Farnsworth Invention, I felt cheated by the denouement, in which small-time inventor Philo Farnsworth squares off against RCA honcho David Sarnoff in a patent lawsuit that would lead to the creation of television. It’s a pivotal plot point, and in the play Goliath defeats David. But in real life, just the opposite happened.
"small time inventor"?? Sweetheart, this guy just invented TELEVISION for christsfuckingsake. What’s "small time" about THAT??