I'm not much of a movie buff, so I didn't even know Clooney had a latest film since Confessions... Not that I saw that.

More importantly, not that it has anything to do with the state of affairs in the American Media.

Liberal biased? Conservative lapdog?

Corporate Owned and worth it to the stock holders, if no one else, is my take, and this guy's as well apparently.

This was CBS
A timely reminder of what the American press once was

By Steffen Silvis
Staff Writer, The Prague Post
March 15, 2006

George Clooney's latest film feels much like the old CBS program You Are There. Hosted by Walter Cronkite, You are There re-imagined historical events, such as Lincoln's assassination and the sailing of the Mayflower, as if they had been covered by CBS reporters. In Good Night, and Good Luck, Clooney looks at CBS broadcaster Edward R. Murrow's public battle against Senator Joseph McCarthy and the anticommunist witch hunts of the 1950s in the United States. The director's careful recreation of this world and its time are so thorough that it feels as if we are there.

Considering the politics of our own day, we really are there. But even with the current upheaval in the States over the Bush junta's flagrant wiretapping and injudicious and childish "with us or against us" prattle, Clooney's film points to an even more alarming failure in contemporary America's body politic: the absence of an independent, critical media — something that existed in the early days of television.

It's a good read from an interesting source.


  1. You make me want to see the movie...
    Love the look of your blog now, too!

  2. Wow, nice upgrade Michael. I locked my blog up. Feeling a lot of stress or whatever. But I'll definitely be back to visit.

  3. anita, I'm glad you left that comment for Michael! I just tried to click on your blog and couldn't get in.

    Hope you're doing ok. Try not to let the stress overwhelm you.

    ...Hi Michael.

  4. Thanks about the new look y'all. I like it more all the time, even if I DID only pick it because I just needed Anything! after losing my sidebar.

    I think it holds some of what I liked about the old template - kinda keepin' consistency for Silly Humans.

    It was a cool blogger I met on your blog Anita, LeftOfCenter, who suggested readability was an issue on the old format and that hit the nail on the head for me.

    I hope you're alright Anita. It's funny how different folks handle stress so differently. This is my one really efficacious outlet for the sillystupidsickening angst I keep feelin'. I am tremendously glad I've got it. And very thankful that you let me know what's goin' on. I'm totally with Blue Girl in that regard. Take care of you however you must and I'll be thinkin' good thoughts of ya.

    Hi Blue Girl! The check's in the mail... lol!


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