Good Night, and Good Luck (Widescreen Edition)
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In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy. CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fred W. Friendly decided to take a stand and challenge.]]>
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The prior moral binge had been Prohibition, which brought a turmoil different from the communist scare's. In defense of McCarthy and his henchmen, if defense is justifiable, this country was not subjected to actual communist espionage the way Great Britain was by two agents who fled to the Soviet Union before they could be apprehended. As I say, it is scant justification, if any, for the damage McCarthy inflicted on innocent Americans, and the disregard of rights guaranteed under the Constitution.
The current moral binge is the proclivity in some circles to criminalize doubt about the nation's crusade to control the climate with heavy excises on carbon dioxide emissions. Skeptics here have not only a constitutional right to express an opinion on the matter but, by their analysis, a legitimate scientific reason to question the official government position and spending.
Beware of Americans when they get morally righteous.