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Howard Beale she is not!

August 2, 2013

A phrase used by Andrea Vance in her ‘opinion’ piece yesterday , ” I’m mad as hell’  struck a chord with Adam. Deliberately or not, Ms Vance echoed the phrase used by Howard Beale (a character in the great movie Network – played by Peter Finch in an Oscar winning performance). A clip were Beale makes his initial rant follows:-

 

Yet Beale was fulminating against the media and the focus on sensationalism. If anything the central thesis is more apposite now than back when it was made. Vance in her article seems to the Inquiring Mind to be just what Howard Beale inveighed against.

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