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  • Sharyl Attkisson Claims CBS Moved On From ´Fast and Furious´ as She´d ´Barely Begun

    04/10/2014 11:18:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/10/14 | Matt Hadro
    Appearing on Thursday´s O´Reilly Factor, former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson claimed that CBS "had barely begun to scratch the surface" of the "Fast and Furious" scandal before the network moved on from the story. She noted that the network showed similar reluctance for its coverage of Benghazi and the ObamaCare rollout. Before her resignation last month, Attkisson covered Obama administration controversies like "Fast and Furious" and Benghazi and her reporting helped the CBS Evening News win the Edward R. Murrow award in 2012. Yet she told O´Reilly that higher-ups at the network moved on from the
  • Murrowhead (Song Parody)

    06/15/2008 9:35:52 PM PDT · by RichInOC · 104+ views
    Holland/Wasserman/Kriesel/Parada/DeCamp | 2008 | "Hammerhead", from "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace" by the Offspring, adapted by Rich
    I was the man On ESPN Now I spend my life Keeping the people informed Freedom of speech Vested in me This I defend By making the truth deformed Out of makeup What’s on the other side Never knowing Exactly how I’ll lie Locked and loaded Director’s screaming “Let’s go! “Four, three, two—” The red light glows I’ll tell a lie That leftists may live Oh that’s just the way it goes I’ll shut my eyes Ed Murrow’s in my head When he’ll end nobody knows I’ll tell this lie Then leftism may live Oh that’s just the way it...
  • Grandson Wants Stalin’s Death Probed (But You Know The New York Slimes...)

    03/13/2006 11:50:54 PM PST · by Bender2 · 20 replies · 1,008+ views
    www.einnews.com ^ | 3/2/06 and 3/14/06 | www.einnews.com & Bender2
    Site requires membership to pull up story but here is excerpt... Grandson Wants Russian Authorities to Investigate Stalin’s Death Joseph Stalin’s great-grandson has appealed to the Russian authorities with a request to investigate the circumstances of his great-grandfather’s death, news agencies reported Thursday. “When Stalin was disposed of, Khrushchev, who imagined himself to be a statesman, was able to come to power. His so called activities were nothing but a betrayal of the interests of the state that he headed,” Jacob Jugashvili said in a statement. The betrayal committed in the Kremlin should be judged in the Kremlin, too, he...
  • Clooney film faces censorship (But You Know The New York Slimes...)

    03/09/2006 3:38:57 PM PST · by Bender2 · 45 replies · 1,773+ views
    BBC World Service ^ | 3-8-06 | Julia Wheeler & Bender2
    Clooney film faces censorship (But You Know The New York Slimes...) by Julia Wheeler The film which won George Clooney an Oscar may be banned in one of the countries where it was shot because of political sensitivities. Syriana was partly filmed in the United Arab Emirates. The authorities there are still deciding whether the film, which is a political thriller, will be shown.
  • McCarthyism and Murrow (need some freeper help)

    02/11/2006 9:14:02 PM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 10 replies · 312+ views
    Website Commentary | Feb 6, 2006 | jeffmill (Handle used on a website)
    Anyone that is silly enough to deny the Venona Documents, which exposed communist infiltration in govt, has got to be either stupid or a communist themselves. According to the Edward R. Murrow Center for the Advancement of Public Diplomacy at Tufts University, Edward Murrow had at least one communist working for him while he attacked Senator McCarthy. Yes, Murrow was working with the Communist Party in an effort to destroy Senator McCarthy's attempts to stop communist subversion of the U.S. govt. The archives also contain correspondence relating to an article that appeared in Look magazine titled “The Man, the Myth,...
  • Looney Clooney Smears Senator McCarthy

    01/21/2006 2:04:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 935+ views
    AIM ^ | January 13, 2006 | Wes Vernon
    Anyone viewing the George Clooney film, "Good Night and Good Luck," should bear in mind that media skill does not necessarily reflect historical truth. Perhaps the most glaring distortion in the film is the failure to note that Murrow, a former director of the U.S. Information Agency, was motivated to go after McCarthy because one of Murrow's friends, Laurence Duggan, had been questioned about his communist ties and committed suicide as a result. As Stephen Hunter conceded in an October 7, 2005, Washington Post review of the film, it turned out that Duggan was a Soviet spy embedded in the...
  • Is George Clooney Running The State Department?

    12/29/2005 9:44:11 AM PST · by RepublicNewbie · 13 replies · 738+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 12/29/05 | Cliff Kincaid
    The liberal media have been screaming about federal departments or agencies sponsoring or buying news here and abroad. But they were strangely silent when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced on December 13 that the State Department would launch an Edward R. Murrow Journalism Program to influence foreign journalists. It seems that a federal program honoring an icon of the liberal media is considered an acceptable mix of journalism and state. The Rice announcement buys into the myth perpetuated by the George Clooney movie, "Good Night and Good Luck," that Murrow, a CBS journalist who became director of the U.S....
  • Murrow vs. McCarthy

    12/06/2005 1:47:03 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 41 replies · 1,326+ views
    National Review ^ | 12-06-05 | William F. Buckley,Jr.
    December 06, 2005, 3:05 p.m. Murrow vs. McCarthy Here is a coincidence of extra-parochial interest. — Hollywood releases a movie featuring (the late, lamented) Edward R. Murrow and (the late, unlamented) Senator Joe McCarthy. It is called Good Night, and Good Luck, and it portrays a famous broadcast denouncing McCarthy, shown in March 1954, on the eve of the Army-McCarthy hearings. Murrow concluded his half-hour blast by inviting McCarthy to take the half-hour slot the following week to reply to Murrow's charges. McCarthy's office advised CBS that the senator had decided to turn his half hour over to William Buckley...
  • Murrow raised issues TV news still faces

    10/15/2005 4:15:56 PM PDT · by jetbanana · 13 replies · 487+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 14, 2005 | Kay McFadden
    Like the Colossus at Rhodes, Edward R. Murrow was a guardian of epic proportions. Instead of a harbor, he stood at the portal of American television news, protecting its reputation from collapse during a time of tumult and timidity. That's the image of Murrow presented in George Clooney's new film, "Good Night, and Good Luck," which chronicles the CBS reporter's famous takedown of Sen. Joseph McCarthy and opens today at local theaters. Suffice to say here that from a vetting standpoint, the film is an exceptionally lucid look through a narrow aperture. But Murrow's reputation as TV legend (and Washington...
  • George Clooney’s Clueless Movie

    10/14/2005 11:46:13 AM PDT · by bigsky · 70 replies · 2,862+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 14, 2005 | Allan H. Ryskind
    If George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck is the best shot the left can unload on Joe McCarthy these days, the famous Red hunter is well on his way to a thorough rehabilitation. Ann Coulter has already begun the process in Treason and Stan Evans’ much anticipated book—due out next year—is likely to boost the late Wisconsin senator’s stock even further. The movie is really about CBS’s star journalist, Edward R. Murrow (played by David Strathairn), and how he went after McCarthy, who is featured only in film footage from the archives. As Clooney (and most historians) would have...
  • Good Night, And Good Luck

    10/13/2005 9:41:15 PM PDT · by nunya bidness · 82 replies · 2,088+ views
    Tony Medley ^ | 10/08/05 | Tony Medley
    From Clooney's website: About The Movie "Good Night, And Good Luck." takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when...
  • Clooney film not high on facts

    10/08/2005 4:09:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 46 replies · 1,776+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/8/05 | Tom Snyder
    There are few facts on display in "Good Night, and Good Luck," actor George Clooney's liberal version of CBS-TV news commentator Edward R. Murrow's 1953 feud with Joe McCarthy, the fiercely anti-Communist senator from Wisconsin. The movie, which opened yesterday, presents the feud as an emotional battle of political rhetoric, with the loser, of course, being Sen. McCarthy. The real historical facts, however, are not so clear. "Good Night, and Good Luck" opens with Murrow giving a speech in the late 1950s warning about the confusion of TV news with entertainment. Cut to 1953 at the height of McCarthy's war...
  • BRAVO, JACK SHAFER -- Edward R. Movie: Good Night and Good Luck and bad history (MUST READ)

    10/06/2005 9:40:14 AM PDT · by OESY · 14 replies · 1,872+ views
    NRO ^ | Oct. 5, 2005 | JACK SHAFER
    If Jesus Christ no longer satisfies your desire to worship a man as god, I suggest you buy a ticket for Good Night and Good Luck, the new movie about legendary CBS News broadcaster Edward R. Murrow. Good Night and Good Luck's Murrow burns cigarettes like altar incense. He speaks in a resonant, godly rumble. And he plods through the greatest story ever told about the hunting of communist hunter Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy like a man carrying all the world's sins. Of course, Murrow was no god. Point of fact, he shouldn't be regarded as the patron saint of...
  • George Clooney's Edward R. Murrow

    10/04/2005 7:29:05 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 909+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 10, 2005
  • George Clooney Hates Diversity -- re: his film "Good Night and Good Luck" about Murrow and McCarthy

    10/02/2005 9:51:47 AM PDT · by OESY · 47 replies · 1,748+ views
    Random Observations ^ | September 1, 2005 | Tim
    Apparently, it means you'll have to think: Clooney, who has just directed Good Night and Good Luck, which is about CBS television news in the 1950s, said he grew up with three network broadcasts, all professional operations that allowed him to judge what was going on in politics and in Vietnam. Now, with the onset of cable television and "130 different channels", the quality of news was "fractured", with each network, like Fox, playing to audiences with "specific belief patterns". Viewers had to switch channels continually to discover what was going on in the world. You mean like when the...
  • The Hidden Truth About Joseph McCarthy

    07/09/2005 12:54:21 AM PDT · by John Filson · 26 replies · 4,858+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 2000 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The Hidden Truth About Joseph McCarthy Daniel J. Flynn     For generations of American students, the name Joe McCarthy and not Joe Stalin has been synonymous with evil. A practitioner of “black arts,” a “demon,” “ogreish,” and a “seditionist” are a few of the descriptions of him handed down to us from his first major biographer. The passage of time hasn’t tempered these hysterical reactions.    The late senator, the story goes, created a climate of fear in the early 1950s by conducting a witchhunt that called liberals “Communists” and Communists “spies.” We now know better. The witches were real. Today,...
  • BOOK REVIEW: EDWARD R. MURROW AND THE BIRTH OF BROADCAST JOURNALISM, BY BOB EDWARDS

    09/26/2004 7:07:57 AM PDT · by OESY · 20 replies · 676+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 26, 2004 | THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB
    It has taken more than 40 years since Edward R. Murrow's retirement for CBS to wreck the brand name Morrow created for the network's news department. The current Rathergate fiasco is a sad commentary on the difficulty corporate cultures have remembering the values that made them great. And no one would have understood the gravity of this "mistake," as Dan Rather finally called it, more than Ed Murrow.... Murrow foresaw the end as well as the beginning. In a speech before the Radio-Television News Directors Association in 1958 Murrow warned: " . . . unless we get up off our...