Awkward Moments in Television History #2 – IOTW Report

Awkward Moments in Television History #2

Buckley calls Vidal a queer.

9 Comments on Awkward Moments in Television History #2

  1. It all depends on whose ox is being gored (heh heh).

    We profess a profound respect for the “rule of law” but celebrated the extrajudicial murder of Anwar al-dik-liki.

    “Truth” certainly is the first casualty of war – even this war in which many of us are oblivious to the fact that it is being waged upon us.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

  2. I was watching when he did it. About the only good thing about the late 60s

    My Uncle Bill just about fell out of his chair.

    The Good Old Days really were.

  3. You don’t want to be called “queer”, then don’t go calling people “fascists”. I think calling Vidal “queer” was probably restraint on Buckley’s part.

  4. I read his wiki, no doubt he was a died in the wool socialist. But, he did get this right: There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party … and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt – until recently … and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties.[71]


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