One of those Facebook poll things had a list of American Film Institute top 100 movies. Fortunately for me, Netflix Watch Instantly has several of the ones I wanted to see.
Network was one of them. The scene where Beale, the news announcer breaks down in the rant, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore,” was like watching Fox News. The rambling conspiracy-theory laden monologue strongly reminded me of the shows I have seen with Glenn Beck. Later Beale does a monologue even more Beck-ish and passes out. Amazing!
It is clear to me Beck committed copyright infringement against this movie.