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Scott Stantis

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  1. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Nobody old enough to remember could possibly believe this.

  2. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 2 years ago

    Nixon’s perfidy went even further back. From the beginning of his career he used unethical tactics to get power (now such tactics are the standard). He ran dirty campaigns, he was a supporter of McCarthy, he sucked up to Eisenhower, and blamed his first presidential defeat on the media; and then used the media in a sly manner to become president and to slander his enemies.
    Overthrown by the media, he again used it (this time a willing partner) to reform his image. Nixon was a complicated, self-tortured man – a political psychopath. Let’s hope never to have a president of his type again. I fear that we will.

  3. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 2 years ago

    Thank you for your “Candide” opinion, Dr. Pangloss. “Excellently observed,” answered Candide; “but let us take care of our garden.”

  4. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I lived through the “Nixon Era” and I still find it incredible how Nixon was so self-assured that he taped oval room conversations that eventually brought him down. As “anti-communist” as Nixon was (or was supposed to be), he was probably the closest thing to a “Stalin” like character I know of.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    Tomorrow night, 40 years to the day after his resignation, there will be a show on PBS (I believe) rebroadcasting interviews from the Dick Cavett Show from the time of the Watergate kerfuffle.

    Dick Cavett had a late night talk show. He was low-key, bookish, and reserved, but a decent comedian. Not in the same league with Johnny Carson, who was his competition in the time slot. Another thing that hurt the Cavett show was the fact that he had interviews with Haldeman, Ehrlichmann, Dean, and other prominent figures, while the Tonight Show had celebrity guests, and was much more light-hearted. For some reason, they wanted to go on TV and talk, and his show allowed them to do so. Didn’t get high ratings at the time, but it promises to be quite educational. I’m looking forward to it.

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    It’s good to remember that Karl Rove was/is a Nixon protégé. And he has continued to operate in the tradition of Nixon through every Bush campaign, the outing of Valerie Plame, and now fomenting hatred of Obama.
    And “conservatives” love him for it.

  7. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Thanks for reminding me! Dick Cavett was a favorite among my group of friends at that time. Whereas Carson had starlets and showbiz personalities and asked often trivial questions about their divorces and soft-ball questions about their careers, Cavett would have political people and real actors for interviews and ask them in-depth questions. We figured he wouldn’t last.
    His interview with Groucho Marx was a classic. I remember his weird interview with the brother-in-law of William F. Buckley. I remember his interview with Danny Kaye, and I think he also interviewed Laurence Olivier. Truman Capote is another one. He had people walking off the live show quite often. And I just remembered the show with Isaac Asimov (thinly disguised with panties on his head) for his current book, THE SENSUOUS DIRTY OLD MAN.
    All of this is from fond memories and so I might be getting details wrong. I had an early-morning part-time job and couldn’t stay up late very often and didn’t watch every program during the week. My friends and I would discuss them before classes.
    All the talk shows had the comic monologues in the beginning. A routine joke-line was about “the queers in Central Park.” Even Cavett did it. But one time he had a (dignified) homosexual on the show who took him to task for it (saying right out that some people questioned Cavett’s own orientation due to certain effete feminized mannerisms) and the practice stopped.
    I remember in a later venue he discussed his competition with Carson, likening it to the old political feud between the English and the French, wherein the English called syphilis the French Disease and the French called it the English Disease. Cavett called it “Johnny Carson’s Disease” (for which Ann Landers took him to task).
    It was the ( not exactly golden) age of competing late-night other talk-show hosts, with people such as such as Joey Bishop on ABC (previous to Cavett) and Merv Griffin on CBS. I watched them all. And while I appreciated the longevity and popularity of Carson as a notable achievement on his part, I stopped watching late-night talk shows when Cavett went off the air.
    Thanks again for the reminder.

  8. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    The Repub’s “enemy list” has been whittled down to just two remaining: Barack & Hillary.

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