Friday, November 25, 2011

News Archives: Point of view takes odd turn

Talley, H. (1965, September 22). Editorial: point of view takes odd turn. Gadsden Times, p. 4.

This editorial commented on the oddity of Republican Clare Booth Luce praising William F. Buckley (then candidate for mayor of New York City) as “brilliant, witty, courageous, honest and articulate," even as the (ostensibly) Republican Senate Minority Leader, Thomas Kuchel was slandering Ronald Reagan as the leader of a fascist hate group.

The irony, as Helderman and Talley pointed out was that Buckley and Reagan had, “an almost identical political philosophy…How does it happen, then, that Buckley wears a halo and Reagan wears horns?”  

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