The title is a quote by Edward R. Murrow which I heard while watching the film Good Night, and Good Luck last night. As I was watching this story of Murrow’s coverage of Joseph McCarthy and the communist hearings of the 50’s I couldn’t help but hear today’s headlines in my head.
I’m sure the message is quite intentional, but that doesn’t make it any less important to note. There is a line between protecting our security and giving up the very liberties that make our security worth protecting.
The political message aside I found the film to be very powerful and deserving of the critical praise it has received. I found myself wishing that there were news men like Murrow around today. It may be that they are around and we are so overwhelmed by information these days that we can’t see them for the noise.