Public Comment

New: Network

Jeff Hoffman
Monday March 28, 2016 - 12:15:00 PM

I think Bob Burnett really missed the point of Network if his March 25 column is any indication. Once Howard Beale knew he'd lost his job, and again once his ratings went through the roof, he was free to tell the truth instead of being part of the corporate propaganda machine. Yes this was intertwined with his delusional insanity, but letting the public know about things like selling our country to foreign investors instead of promoting the usual pap that passes for "mainstream" (i.e., corporate) news was the important point of the movie, as was his boss's rant to him in private that there are no more nations, just corporations.