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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Good Night and Good Luck

"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it."

-- Edward R. Murrow

Karen bought the DVD of Good Night and Good Luck. If you haven't seen this film, it's important.


As patriotic Americans, you should rent the DVD. Karen think it's great too, but she's not credible in that, as you all well know, she is in love with George Clooney. When asked, Karen said she didn't understand the Clooney obsession until seeing Good Night and Good Luck. Then she caught a full blown case of the Clooney fever. It's quite a dilemma for her, in that her allegiance to Colin Firth went back to the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice.

Anyway . . .

The film is about Edward R. Murrow's interview of Joseph McCarthy on See It Now, a news show during a time when news shows didn't involve Britney Spears or O.J. Simpson.
How odd. . . I bet they weren't broadcasting pedophile stings, either.

Interesting fact: the original three major networks (actually two at that time) were required to broadcast thirty minutes of national news every evening, as each was making boo coos of money and this thirty minutes was seen as a way to "give back". The news isn't profitable.
That is, until news became more sensationalized. Truth" is relative in the media. I don't know who to believe most of the time. My solution is to believe no one and get the information from a myriad of sources, assuming that each is telling me a different part of the "truth".
Anyway that's my answer, I'd love to hear others.
Since we're on the subject of media sensationalism and journalistic responsibility, I thought this pick for Songs Karen Likes and I Approve was appropriate:
Dirty Laundry (Don Henley)
"Come and whisper in my ear. Give us dirty laundry."
That is, after my nap. This philosophical thinking has made me quite tired.


the Bag Lady said...

Sounds to the Bag Lady as though Karen has excellent taste - Colin Firth and George Clooney. sigh. (the Bag Lady is not much of a movie-goer, and had to double-check that Colin Firth was who she thought - that adorable fellow from Bridget Jones).
Perhaps we could start a movement - the Clone Clooney & Colin Club - then we could all have one...

Ron Southern said...

THINKING will do that to you. But George Clooney may do even more!

"The Captain" said...

I love clooney's movies. Cubs are going to make the changes to win the series next year. take care,

Ron Southern said...

Listen, cat, you could learn to like me... In the meanwhile, I'm on the lookout for a label "Rated X".

Reb said...

Oh, you are such a wise cat - get information from all sources then decide on your own! I like that.

I am with the bag lady Clooney & Firth should be cloned and Karen has excellent taste.

Penelope said...

Bag Lady--

I'm somewhat surprised that Karen hasn't started a "Clooney and Colin Club". Who knows; it could happen.


First of all, you are FABULOUS!!! We are totally into cantankerousness over here at "I Don't Pretend to be an Ordinary Cat". We'd fund it if we had funds.

You're right, though. I don't trust movie stars going all political.

Thank you. I like to think I am wise. Karen called me lazy when she got home from work today, though. Something about being in the same place at six in the evening that I was at six in the morning.


-- P

Ron Southern said...

Penelope has good taste, if not good sense! You've got me wiggling like my 3 yr. old mephew who can never sit still (though he's not as subject to praise as I am!). Unlike me, though, he's a bundle of fun, and, Jesus, here comes Christmas! Look out, Santa Claus!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Even I approve of George Clooney and Colin Firth!

I thought Good Night & Good Luck was an excellent movie, and very timely. Made me nostalgic for a time when the press played a function other than mindless entertainment.

Penelope said...


So true.

The smoking thing totally cracks me up. Everybody smoking everywhere.

That and when Murrow asked Liberace when he was going to settle down and get married.

Do I need to point out the obvious???

-- P

Ron Southern said...

It's not even the mindless entertainment that's so bad, it's the senseless self-aggrandizement by people not fit to polish Murrow's shoes or light his stupid cigarette!