Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Good Night, and Good Luck

We watched "Good Night, and Good Luck" last night. It's the story of Ed Murrow taking on and helping to bring down Joe McCarthy. It's a really good movie, mostly because it's so incredibly relevant to events that are taking place right now. It's almost frightening to watch a movie about Joe McCarthy accusing newsmen of being communists and then read an article the next morning about Republicans (including the President of the United States) attacking the NYTimes for being on the side of terrorists because they published an article about a secret program of questionable legality intended to monitor "terrorists". They are even suggesting the the NYT editors should be prosecuted. Scary. Really scary.

Anyway, I highly recommend the movie.

2 comments:

Grandma B, Jr. said...

We watched it last winter. Notice how they smoked constantly? As to the movie, yeah, it is scary. But what can we expect from a government that allows torture? And what can we expect when we let every bad thing run off our backs and concentrate on Brad's baby?
I would like some seashore vaction pictures. I had a good time in Minn. Addison is real cute.... but my granddaughters are cuter!

Karen said...

Amen, sister! We Bleizeffer girls are hotties! I will work on the pics--haven't uploaded them from my camera yet--and post them here.
As for overstepping government authority under the guise of national security, cnn just announced that the supreme court has decided Bush did overstep his authority with the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. I feel good.