George Clooney was in France to receive an honorary award at the César Awards, the equivalent to our Academy Awards.
“I was thinking about Edward R. Murrow, as we find ourselves nostalgic for when America was great and when the news wasn’t fake. We must not confuse dissent for disloyalty. We must not walk in fear of one another. We must not be driven by fear into an age of unreason.”
Turning more specifically to Donald Trump, Clooney said, “The actions of this president have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad and given considerable comfort to our enemies.”
“And whose fault is that?” he asked. “Not really his. He didn’t create this situation of fear, he merely exploited it, and rather successfully.”
Clooney ended by quoting Shakespeare. “Cassius was right,” he said. “‘The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves.’” He then added Murrow’s famous sign-off: “Goodnight and good luck.”
— BuzzFeed France (@BuzzFeedFrance) February 24, 2017