The C&L "EDWARD R. MURROW for a MINUTE" Finalists
Good Night, and Good Luck reminds us of the power of journalism and the importance of a courageous press that's not afraid to push back at power. After all, it was James Risens reporting that led to the revelaton that George W. Bush had been illegally spying on American citizens, subverting FISA and breaking the law. Laws the president pledged to uphold. Risen's reporting helped lead to Senator Russ Feingold's censure of President George W. Bush. A poll showing 48% of voters "favor" a censure. Glenn Greenwald notes the support for censure, with Chris Bowers at MyDD offering more.
The 37 finalists are listed below, a wide range, irreverant to the lofty. If you think anyone has been slighted or an entry isn't orignal, contact me. Now, read and vote for your favorite Murrowism in the comment section, by name. Don't forget to hear Murrow's coda, "Good Night, and Good Luck" as you read these excellent entries. Think of yourself as playing Keith Olbermann. Voting closes at midnight tonight, Pacific time. We'll pick the 3 winners and let you know tomorrow.