Monday, October 02, 2006

Good night, and good luck.

After Bill Clinton impassionate reply to a moronic Fox News journalist last week, Keith Olbermann (journalist at MSNBC) channels Edward R. Murrow. I know the whole journalists-have-to-be-objective thing but this made my day. It's time some people (and that includes journalists) wake up and start talking out loud.

If you haven't seen it, I would really recommend that you watch George Clooney's second movie as a director (which proves that you can actually be good looking AND smart) Good night, and good luck. This movie (shot in black and white and set in the 50s) depicts CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow as he opposes Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House of Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff--headed by his producer Fred Friendly (played by Clooney himself) and Joe Wershba (Robert Downey Jr) in the CBS newsroom--defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist witch-hunts...

After this segment, I think Murrow would have been proud of Olbermann.

1 comment:

John said...

I love this guy! (and I loved 'Good Luck and Good Night' too!!!) Do this kind of things happen on french TV?