Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Power of One: Edward R. Murrow

Quote: "Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar."
He was willing to be unpopular.
He was willing to fight for integrity.
He was willing to challenge those in power.
He was willing to stand up for what was right.
He was willing to let the Every Man have a voice.
Edward R. Murrow

13 comments:

THE DUKE said...

He's a good one!

JustTerry said...

Everyone eventually has to take a stand. The definiton of a person's character is in what they are willing to risk and what they are willing to stand up for.

puerileuwaite said...

Good choice.

Dirty Bunny said...

Me likey.

AngryMan said...

If you watch his broadcasts, you can see that he would smoke more when something was serious. I guess, then, that his smoking was a job related danger.

Egan said...

What else can we say about that guy? He's was amazing and I love the quote you included.

JJ said...

Yep. He was the man.

gone said...

I admire the size of his balls. Few of us are willing to risk our livelihood for what we consider a violation or challenge to what we value: freedom to disagree, a free press, equal rights for all citizens,...

Jay said...

He was truly a hero and an inspiration to all. He, and the fact that there is no one left with his integrity in the media these days, is the main reason that I am seriously considering a career in radio.

Matt said...

Killer quote! Wisdom is not proportional to the rate at which your volume increases.

GirlGoyle said...

Hey hot stuff. Just catching up on your posts. Stuck on the "relationship" issues. I got to say that I have a hard time with this myself. Seems like If you aren't part of the american dream you are and outcast. I have no interest in the 2.5 kids and white picket fence. i'm one to side with the school of Gene Simmons and would prefer happily unmarried than unhappily married. But hey...that's me...just sayin. And I too...hate that feeling of being totally smitten over someone but in a way it gives you that someth'n someth'n to wake up and have that first thought. Unfortunately it rarely is about the guy who is sleeping besides you. Sad...

puerileuwaite said...

That is almost EXACTLY how I look when I'm at my desk. Only I seldom have pants on.

Party Girl said...

duke: with the state of the media and the misinformation super hiway, I thought it appropriate this week.

terry: if we don't stand for anything, we will fall for everything.

P: thanks. Now, put on your pants. No, wait. That's not right. Oh, yeah. Keep pants off. Keep pants off.

Dirty: I like calling you dirty. Me, likey also.

angry: I love everything pre-technicolor, so to see smoking and such in old news footage is interesting to me. I think it says a lot about a person.

Egan: I thought the quote was great as well. Plus, it's so true. We think the more education, as in college, we have the smarter we are the more weight our thoughts and words have. I'm here to tell you, a lot of people with a lot of initials behind their name have a lot of ignorance that they are all too happy to share with others.

JJ: you always sum things up in three words or less.
But, yes, he was.

cooper: He did have big balls. I saw a documentary about him a couple weeks ago and I had no idea everything he sacrificed all in the name of integrity. Huge balls. Huge.

Jay: Really? Do tell, please.
I bet you have a lovely radio voice. I hope to find out for myself here soon.

Matt: well said. Very well said.

GG: I'm right there with you. Marriage and the 2.5 is never something I have dreamed of or thought about for myself. The chest tightens a little bit when I do. (Not in a good way. More in a panic attack way)
I am all for living in sin- I call it a permanent boyfriend type situation. Living together as a married couple, just not actually married.