Courtesy of Marketwatch:
Bryan Cranston got as “mad as hell” as his “Network” character on Sunday, using his Tony Award acceptance speech to chastise the president’s attacks on the media.
The “Breaking Bad” actor accepted the best leading actor Tony for his portrayal of a fed-up news anchor Howard Beale in “Network,” who famously says the line, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” And while Cranston didn’t mention President Trump by name, he criticized calling the media “the enemy of the people” — a phrase that Trump has used to describe the press in the past.
“I would like to dedicate this to all the real journalists around the world, both in the press, the print media and the broadcast media — who actually are in the line of fire with their pursuit of the truth,” Cranston, 63, said at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday.
“The media is not the enemy of the people. Demagoguery is the enemy of the people.”
I think “Network” is the perfect play for these troubled times.
And Bryan Cranston is a national treasure.