Daily Topics - Thursday January 29th, 2015

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mathboy 7 years 44 weeks ago
#1

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have interviewed several American-born ambassadors from foreign countries to the U.S. or the U.N. Usually, however, they represent nations with tiny populations.

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Roger Dodger 7 years 44 weeks ago
#2

Thom talked about Wikipedia changing information . . . I just sent this below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Fury_(film)

I just watched 1950 noir film and found a piece of information in the Wikipedia! has been changed. I had just watched the film via Amazon.com (Prime).

Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Fury_(film)

Under "Reception," second paragraph is a quote from film critic Dennis Schwartz . . .

Quote:

Film critic Dennis Schwartz liked the film and discussed the political and social aspects of the film. He wrote, "Endfield's social consciousness film hits hard at uncontrolled violence in small-town America in much the same way as did Fritz Lang's Fury (also based on the same factual episode). The director was soon after making this film blacklisted due to his leftist positions on social and political issues. It's a superb characterization of America's thirst for crime and violence; one of the most powerful statements ever from a Hollywood film about the class divide in America and the yellow rag press that incites the public with poisonous newspaper coverage to sell papers (in modern times think NY Post or MSNBC cable TV). It calls attention to something about the 'cowboy attitude' in Americans that they don't like to acknowledge about themselves, but Europeans are quite aware of how uncivilized Americans can be."[4]

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Please note the MSNBC listed in the article. That surprised me, because as the movie was finishing, I thought, this is like what Fox News would have reported that caused the riot in the first place.

Well, when I read the Wikipedia! article, I clicked on footnote #4 and it took me to the original article By Dennis Schwartz. Everything was the same except he DID NOT WRITE MSNBC -- but Fox Cable TV instead.

Quote from Schwartz:

Endfield's social consciousness film hits hard at uncontrolled violence in small-town America in much the same way as did Fritz Lang's Fury (also based on the same factual episode). The director was soon after making this film blacklisted due to his leftist positions on social and political issues. It's a superb characterization of America's thirst for crime and violence; one of the most powerful statements ever from a Hollywood film about the class divide in America and the yellow rag press that incites the public with poisonous newspaper coverage to sell papers (in modern times think NY Post or Fox cable TV). It calls attention to something about the 'cowboy attitude' in Americans that they don't like to acknowledge about themselves, but Europeans are quite aware of how uncivilized Americans can be.

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I choose to write to you to make the change -- and see what some people are doing from the "right" political side -- trying to change stories and articles to suit their belief.

Please fix the article,

Thank you,

Rev. Dr. Roger M. Sobin

Rmsobin@aol.com

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