Monday, April 13, 2015

Good Citizenship

Mad as Hell

“Ever since I was in junior high school, I was taught that to be a good citizen meant you needed to know what was going on in your country and in your world. You should read the paper, you should pay attention to the news, that's part of your responsibility of being an American. And the problem, especially in recent years, is the more informed I am, the more despondent I am, because day after day, there is news which drives me crazy and I want to see the public rise up in outrage and say, no, you can't do that . . . .” 

—Marty Kaplan, Norman Lear Professor of Entertainment, Media and Society at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, “Marty Kaplan and the Weapons of Mass Distraction,” Bill Moyers & Co., PBS, 2013 

Editorial Comment: Too late for that. We’ve already amused ourselves to death.

See the “Mad as Hell” speech by Peter Finch, Network (1976)

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

Beach Creek

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