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Cell phone neo-McCarthyism

Jerry Stratton, July 8, 2006

The newspaper article doesn’t give nearly enough information to say if this is an attack on cell phones or just another inane school action in the war on drugs, but it is funny for Dazed & Confused fans.

“People shouldn’t get power based on suspicions, people should be considered innocent until proven guilty,” said senior Adam Goldberg. “It feels like our rights are stripped away when we walk through the doors.”

Adam Goldberg is also the name of the actor in Dazed and Confused who plays Mike Newhouse. In response to similar strong-arm tactics by the football coach, he says:

See I just didn’t know that drugs and alcohol were such a big problem that they had to resort to neo-McCarthyism.

Better watch out kids, next it’ll be urine tests.

Incidentally, I’ve got the Dazed and Confused Criterion edition and it is awesome. If you’re a fan of the movie, I strongly recommend it.

In response to Dazed and Confused is on its way!: The Criterion edition of Dazed and Confused looks pretty damn official: the announcement is on the Criterion web site.