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R.I.P. William Buckley

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SlickWillie71, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. SlickWillie71

    SlickWillie71 Member

    One of the founding fathers of the current wave of hateful media peons. Still, his influence was and is very apparent in today's landscape.

    Guess it does come in threes....Cope, Heinz and Buckley in one day.
  2. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    A douche, but at least a douche with an IQ in the triple digits. I'd take Buckley any day over the current wave of radical pinheads who call themselves "conservative." RIP.

    Interesting footnote...I was the SE of a rural weekly in the early part of this decade. We ran two syndicated columnists: Buckley and Ivins. Got lots of complaints from readers about how both of our syndicated columnists were "liberal."
  3. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I did not agree with his politics, but I liked his taste in clothing.
  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

  5. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    In the '50s, he defended both segregation and McCarthy, yet he became a sort of McCain-like figure to liberals (not such a bad guy, etc.) I guess it was because he was witty and erudite. Many of his ideas were really horrible.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Speak as a subscriber to NR for a sustained period during the sixties, and a regular glancer in libraries, thereafter . . . an original, will be missed, and had the good taste to see some of the grevious flaws sported by the current clownshow . . .

    Also provided some great theatrical moments, especially with Vidal.
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    RIP to a great American, one of the first to expose the lies of liberalism.
  8. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Heaven needed a pompous windbag elitist.
  9. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Unfortrnately, I couldn't find Buck's PSA with Tip O'Neill about space technology on YouTube.

    BUCKLEY: I'm here to elucidate on the benefits of space technology. Yourself?
    O'NEILL: I'm here to bring what you say down to earth.

    At the end:
    BUCKLEY: I'm speechless.
    O'NEILL: See? The benefits of space technology!
  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite SCTV skits had William F. Buckley (I forget who played him, though it was probably Joe Flaherty) debating Meat Loaf (played by John Candy).
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Didn't agree with him politically, but RIP. The world lost a dedicated journalist.
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I attended the taping of one of his Firing Line shows when I was at Ole Miss. He was a strange guy.
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