11/13/2005

Good Night, and Good Luck

George Clooney's black & white film about journalist Edward R. Murrow's clashes with Senator Joseph McCarthy over the latter's Communist witch hunt is, perhaps, one of the most important movies of the past decade, and it is especially prescient given the world in which we now live.

One could simply replace the word "Communist" with "terrorist" in many of McCarthy's speeches and they would sound remarkably similar to much of the current political dogma being spewed forth from today's White House.

It illustrates further proof that the old adage remains true. If we refuse to learn from the past, we are doomed to repeat it.

This film also sheds even more light on the responsibility of our reporters and journalists, that their job is to act as a check to those in power, to question their authority, to make certain they don't overstep their bounds.

Uncovering and reporting the truth is what matters. Anything else is unnecessary distraction.

1 comment:

Jaded said...

I really want to see this movie.