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Five Leftist Films That Don’t Make My Skin Crawl

Posted on August 3 2010 8:00 am

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Here we have an abundance of the usual  anti-McCarthy garbage. However, if you can look past all of the lies (which there are plenty), this film is worth the time. What makes it great is that it captures the essence of a time period that is very intriguing (doing so in black and white was a nice touch). Political tensions were running high in the 1950s and Murrow’s show was becoming influential (at the same time a liability for CBS because few sponsors would advertise on the show).

The film is a useful learning tool in understanding the Left. Numerous characters admit to “yellow journalism” which shows how Murrow and his crew engaged in large scale character assassination against Senator Joseph McCarthy (in the name of “truth”). For them (and the Left), the enemy was McCarthy and not Soviet Russia (who was the real enemy). The end of the film shows how Murrow and Friendly’s constant spin led to the show’s demise. Of course, being a neo-Communist film, Murrow goes down as a hero (the ends justify the means). What Clooney neglects to mention is that Murrow repudiated his personal crusade against McCarthy years later.

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