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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley: RIP

William F. Buckley: RIP
Your editor remembers Buckley as one of the most entertaining talk show guests of the 1970s and early 1980s, always on programs such as Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show and his own Firing Line, which makes today’s political talk shows look like security-camera video of a special-ed playground.
Of all of the eulogies that I've read today for him, this has to be one of the best lines thus far. Regardless of his politics, the man was indeed intelligent, and had a sharp sense of humor. He never suffered fools.

Today's political discourse on the tee-vee machine is as shallow as the media coverage in the two-week lull media crescendo between the Conference Championships and the Stupid Bowl... which is to say, absent of any intelligent discussion what-so-ever.


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