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Howard Beale

'Network' Came Out 40 Years Ago And Trump Is Proof It Still Matters

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.23.2016 | Entertainment

The relationship we have with the media is a complicated one. We binge, hate-watch, cry, and laugh with characters familiar and unfamiliar. We equally...

Donald Trump Channels Howard Beale

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.26.2017 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Today, most movie fans remember "Network" for Peter Finch's searing portrayal of Howard Beale. Nonetheless, critics - who rate "Network" as one of America's classic movies - note the prophetic depiction of the descent of mainstream media from hard news into entertainment. Certainly, that trend helps explain the political emergence of Donald Trump, who is an entertainer, a narcissist consumed by his own interests and not those of the US.

As Establishment Flails, Trump Goes in for Kill

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

The GOP Establishment is in such a state of apoplectic panic over the rogue candidacy of real estate developer Donald J. Trump that on Thursday they sent out its feckless failed nominee Mitt Romney to verbally assassinate the party's own frontrunner.

'I'm as Mad as...'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.22.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Having been close to education for the past 14 years, I've become more and more disillusioned as time goes by. From the view out my window, where I went to yell as Beale asked me to do, things have gone from bad to worse at every level.

Why Isn't This a Front Page Story Nationwide?

Joel Sucher | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

So time marches on and so do the foreclosures. Justice for homeowners impacted by the fraud is yet to be achieved, and -- if the financial services industry has its way -- the remuneration will be paltry at best.

Occupy Planet Earth: The Great Rising Up

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Dr. Judith Rich

We are witnessing the birth of a new paradigm for mankind, one that is a game-changer for the planet. What is unfolding before our very eyes, ears, hearts and minds, is the awakening of our collective consciousness.

Play Howard Beale's MAD Libs and Discover Why the Occupy and Tea Party Movements Are Alike

David Ropeik | Posted 12.13.2011 | Comedy
David Ropeik

For all their apparent differences, the Occupy Wall Street protestors and the Tea Party are far more alike than either side, or the punditocracy, would like to admit.

Occupy: Mad As Hell And Not Going To Take It Anymore

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Dori Hartley

So, are you angry enough to take your own life back? Are you ready to be heard? Are you at the place where your present condition is so threatened that the only thing that could possibly save you is your own rebellious voice?

Mad as Hell

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement have been criticized for not being focused enough, or not providing a list of demands, or not having leaders. This can be forgiven. Call it free-floating rage.

#f*ckyouwashington: The Story of a Hashtag and a Movement

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 09.23.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

I didn't intend this to be anything more than spouting off in 140 profane characters. It turns out that the people of Twitter taught me a lesson about the potential of a public armed with a Gutenberg press in every pocket, with its tools of publicness.

From Anger to Action: Why Women Must Get Mad

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.12.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Women, this is a call to action. We have to stand up and say "We're as mad as hell as we're not going to take it anymore!" Demand jobs, equal pay, health care, the right to choose what we do with our own bodies.

Teachers, We Need To Stick Together!

Peter Zucker | Posted 06.14.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

Apathy and ignorance of what is going on with education today will ultimately be our undoing. The time has come for us to start standing up for our rights.

Only a Pawn in Their Game

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Spare me the shock. Violent talk inspires murderous rage. Tormented souls are precisely why such incendiary talk is so dangerous. And spare me the s...

Wrestling with Demons in UFC

Elliot Worsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

The Brits aren't being squashed, disgraced or smashed out of sight, but they are being beaten. The scorecards don't lie. We want to stand and bang, and the spoilsports won't let us.

"Network" -- A Precursor to Glenn Beck

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

The film was a warning to the media industry that was beginning to go off the rails. Chayefsky understood the trajectory it was taking and painted an apocalyptic landscape to make his point.

The Mad-As-Hell Flight Attendant

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Stanley Bing

I'm of two minds on this whole crazed flight attendant thing. My sympathies naturally gravitate to the guy who's telling management to Shove It. On the other hand, who wants to be imprisoned at 35,000 feet with a demented burn-out?

Exploring What It Means to be a Terrorist

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

If the country is facing a war on terror, then we need to understand that any violence against innocent civilians that is intended to make a political statement is terror, no matter where it comes from.

William Shakespeare and Fox News

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

'Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any oth...

Watch Long Island For the New Right Wing Groundswell

B.D. Gallof | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
B.D. Gallof

Today we will see the crawl, but next year we will see the running. The bouillabaisse of discontent has been churning, and this year's minority will be a movement looking to step up.

What Is Work? Success Through the Immigrant Mindset

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

"I was raised by two people who had lost their country," explains Glenn Llopis, a California-based entrepreneur with Cuban parents. "We were taught to see and seize opportunity."

My GE Dishwasher Tragedy, Manufacturer Parts, Car Repairs and Doctor Visits: Let's Be Mad as Hell and Not Take it Anymore!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

Manufacturing CEOs do very little to reduce the need for maintenance work and perhaps there should be legislative enforcement requiring them to do so.

Want the Public Option as Much as I Do? Then Get Mad

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

I don't trust private industry with my health.

A Lion Is Chewing my Foot off, Somebody Call a Cop! 2

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

Would things be any different had the broadcast networks been "free" to keep America informed about our wars and the constitutional violations as well as the entirety of the run of the mill transgressions perpetrated by the Bush/Cheney administration?

Paralytic Debt Poisoning

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

A red tide of toxic debt has poisoned the nation's financial system. And the American taxpayers are paralyzed as the financial oligarchs brazenly plunder their Fed and Treasury pockets.

The Other March Madness

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Annabelle Gurwitch

Furious, angry, incensed, you name it, we're feeling it. This idea of retroactively demanding a giveback could catch on and if it does, I've got a list of other things I want to get back -- damn it.