Good Night and Good Luck

We watched Good Night and Good Luck recently. Powerful. It is the story of Edward R. Murrow reporting on Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communism proceedings.

“It focuses on the theme of media responsibility, and also addresses what occurs when media is a voice of dissent against the government” (Wikipedia).

In days gone by, prophets held governments accountable for their injustices (Nathan to David, Jeremiah to whomever would listen, ditto for Amos, John the Baptist to Herod). Now the press has that responsibility. Reactions?

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