A very patient Frank Zappa defending freedom of speech on CNN Crossfire in 1986. A surreal moment in time. Part I and II.
David Andersenon 25 Aug 13
John Lofton’s inability to construct a concrete argument or response is hilarious.
Lester Nelsonon 25 Aug 13
Oh man, this is excruciating to watch.
Michael Gurenon 25 Aug 13
Nearly 30 years later and we’re still having a similar argument over gay marriage, marijuana, etc.
BSon 26 Aug 13
Wow, that John Lofton guy should should have his picture in Wikipedia, for when someone does this search… “wiki idiot”.
Chris Cachoron 26 Aug 13
You think that’s bad, imagine what it was like 20 years before that. It’s a disgusting interview, and I imagine Zappa’s patience are very well developed. Awesome video
GeeIWonderon 26 Aug 13
You’re assuming things move forward—that people gain more respect for civil liberties and the hard arguments, and less reactionary and sound-bite driven.
I see no particular reason to suppose that is true.
Maiaon 26 Aug 13
Lofton provides a very early instance of Godwin’s law: when you run out of intelligent things to say, compare your opponent to Hitler.
Derek Scruggson 27 Aug 13
They should re-make this as an episode of Louis.
Markoon 28 Aug 13
“Yeah, Mr. Zappa” !
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