Howard Beale Quote

“So, you listen to me. Listen to me! Television is not the truth. Television's a god-damned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We're in the boredom-killing business... We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true! But you people sit there day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds. We're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here. You're beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you. You dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube. You even think like the tube. This is mass madness. You maniacs. In God's name, you people are the real thing. We are the illusion.”

~ Howard Beale

on-camera television newsman Howard Beale in Network (1976) by Paddy Chayefsky

Ratings and Comments


E Archer, NYC

"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more!" ;-)

Mike, Norwalk

The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land's ecclesiastical propagators (MSM) are illusionists in spreading dogma that is contrary to freedom, liberty, inalienable rights, natural law, justice and all principles that would promote a sustainable future and a greater existence.

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

The perfection of unauthenticity is realized in the vacuity of contemporary "news" media reportage.

As morbidly without veracity, integrity, moral authority, gravity and credibility as they are, the crypto-propagandists of the MSM characteristically want for every attribute that they would require to legitimately qualify them to bear the designation journalists.

Robert, Somewhere in the USA

What a great film - and if it's not going their way they cause a false flag - like yesterdays bombing in Manchester just when the young were about to vote in the UK general election. I'm not saying it's a false flag but it seems these horrific events unfold just before important decision take place. We are told ISIS is responsible but isn't ISIS funded by Americas proxy Saudi Arabia. The whole think stinks... When will we get these pathological killers out of government?

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