Friday, November 11, 2016

Two Rants

While writing something else for this blog, I stumbled on a striking juxtaposition:  two rants -- one from a film, one from a television show -- on YouTube.  They are, in one sense, exactly the same: they both feature fictional television newsmen expressing dissatisfaction with the state of the world and with the news media's representation of that world.  Yet they are completely different.  

I won't say any more; just watch.  

Albert Finney Peter Finch, Network (1976):

Jeff Daniels The Newsroom (Episode 1.1, 2012): 

Compare and contrast.

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