Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Ok... this is amusing.

Andy Griffith tells Opie that it's wrong to record and listen in on conversations between a client and his lawyer, even if it proves wrongdoing.

Of course, it's easy to view this and presume our basic values have eroded... and, to a considerale degree, they have.  That said, this show probably aired in the mid-60s, when Hoover was still at the FBI, snooping on people. 

It would be interesting to know to what degree this was a straightforward statement of the law and of civil rights, and to what degree it was a social statement, because it would be wrong to assume that The Andy Griffith Show somehow failed to reflect the mood of the day.  

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