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Author Gore Vidal Labels Polanski Victim a ‘Young Hooker’
Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 28, 2009 | Colleen Raezler

Posted on 10/28/2009 1:53:09 PM PDT by Bean74

Plenty of celebrities issued crazy statements in their efforts to defend director and rapist Roman Polanski but none went as far as author Gore Vidal did when he labeled Polanski's victim a "young hooker."

In an Oct. 28 interview with The Atlantic's John Meroney about a variety of topics, Vidal claimed he didn't "give a f---" about the Polanski case. "Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she's been taken advantage of?"

Vidal claimed "there was a totally different story at the time that doesn't resemble anything that we're now being told," and pinned the blame for the outcry against Polanski on anti-Semitism.

"The media can't get anything straight. Plus, there's usually an anti-Semitic and anti-fag thing going on with the press - lots of crazy things," elaborated Vidal. "The idea that this girl was in her communion dress, a little angel all in white, being raped by this awful Jew, Polacko - that's what people were calling him - well, the story is totally different now from what it was then."

Vidal also asserted that Polanski "seemed vicious and unnatural" to his "persecutors" for not "subscribing to [the] American values" of "lying and cheating."

People didn't persecute Polanksi for his failure to lie and cheat, as Vidal stated. They persecuted him for his "vicious and unnatural" rape and sodomy of a 13-year-old girl.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Society
KEYWORDS: culturewar; gorevidal; hollyweird; hollywoodleft; liberallunacy; raperape; romanpolanski; sexuality

1 posted on 10/28/2009 1:53:12 PM PDT by Bean74
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To: Bean74

“She was asking for it”.

Will NOW call Ms. Vidal a pig?


2 posted on 10/28/2009 1:54:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all the while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Bean74
well, the story is totally different now from what it was then."

Back in the 1970s wife-swapping parties and Quaaludes for kiddies were commonplace. Even incest was not taboo. Hollywood is a sordid place.

3 posted on 10/28/2009 1:56:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all the while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Bean74

stupidest thing I have heard in a long time.


4 posted on 10/28/2009 1:56:57 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Bean74

I really hope some of the liberal women I’ve known wake up to what the Left is all about.


5 posted on 10/28/2009 1:59:01 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: Bean74

Gore Vidal doesn’t have the facts straight.

Let’s not get sidetracked by his calling the girl a hooker.

This isn’t a case of a hooker thinking she got mistreated.

This is the case of a “hooker” being under the legal age of consent.

We keep this straight, right Old Gore Vidal? I know he’s getting old, but this is too stupid.

Even if the girl was a hooker, the case is based on her being underaged.

Since when do hookers say no. Hookers say “That trick will cost you more.”


6 posted on 10/28/2009 1:59:16 PM PDT by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: Bean74

Author Gore Vidal Labels Polanski Victim a ‘Young Hooker’
 
10/28/2009 1:06:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 22 replies · 390+ views


7 posted on 10/28/2009 1:59:50 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: Bean74

In this case, I’d have to say I regard young hookers higher than old queers.


8 posted on 10/28/2009 2:00:20 PM PDT by VR-21 (There was a rush, along the Fulham Road....)
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To: Bean74

A different story? The trial is a matter of public record, Gore, you old queen. Whatever lies you told then weren’t good enough to exonerate him. And, like you, they haven’t improved with age.


9 posted on 10/28/2009 2:00:24 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Bean74

I’ve always thought Gore Vidal was derranged but then he goes and opens his mouth and confirms it!


10 posted on 10/28/2009 2:01:30 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Bean74

Gore Vidal is a complete faggot who is deeply into young boys. He can go to hell and I’m sure he will.


11 posted on 10/28/2009 2:01:43 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Bean74
Vidal claimed he didn't "give a f---" about the Polanski case.

Obviously he does. Seems to have a lot of hate for the victim. Claims that the story was different back then. Maybe that's because Polanski was telling a different story back then and the full transcript of what she said to the police wasn't released. I feel sorry for Polanski's history in WWII and what happened to his wife, but he's there's no getting around it, he rape raped that girl.

12 posted on 10/28/2009 2:02:36 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Clock King

The hardcore ones will not. It’s all about abortion.


13 posted on 10/28/2009 2:04:11 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Bean74

Gore Vidal is an America basher who should look in the mirror.
Then he will clearly see what exactly is wrong with his country.


14 posted on 10/28/2009 2:04:51 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Bean74
Predictable liberal empathy.

"Sub-human" doesn't begin to degrade liberals to the level they belong.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

15 posted on 10/28/2009 2:05:33 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Bean74

I knew Vidal was a pig, now he’s a vile pig.


16 posted on 10/28/2009 2:06:17 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (President Milli Vanilli Pothead wins the NOBEL! Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Bean74
Author Gore Vidal Labels Polanski Victim a ‘Young Hooker’

Good thing NOW is screaming their collective heads off about this age-old atrocity of "blame the rape victim" that is so typical of our abusive patriarchal society.

:: crickets ::

17 posted on 10/28/2009 2:07:47 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Bean74

God, Bill Buckley should have “plastered him so he stayed plastered” in the face, as he promised to do 40 years ago.


18 posted on 10/28/2009 2:07:53 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ( A, you're a-dor-a-ble, -------B, you're bus-ted.........)
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To: Bean74
Vidal's accusing someone of anti-Semitism?

That's like Pol Pot accusing Mao of mass murder.

19 posted on 10/28/2009 2:08:33 PM PDT by BluesDuke (A bird in the hand . . . is worth Thanksgiving drumsticks!)
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To: Bean74

Even if she was a hooker, a responsible adult would consider helping the girl, not raping her! At 13, you must have some major issues if you are indeed a hooker.


20 posted on 10/28/2009 2:11:20 PM PDT by albie
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To: albie

Does a hooker need a qualude and some booze to “comply”?


21 posted on 10/28/2009 2:13:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all the while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Artemis Webb

Felon’s guilt? “Don’t judge!”


22 posted on 10/28/2009 2:14:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all the while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Bean74

As Imus used to say of other washed up celebrities, time to give him and box of Depends and leave him out at the dog track.


23 posted on 10/28/2009 2:16:27 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Just got up from Bedroomshire)
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To: albie

I guess some people don’t consider hookers to be human beings.


24 posted on 10/28/2009 2:16:34 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: BluesDuke
I think you are correct here. Also, didn't both Bill Buckley and Norman Mailer threaten to punch this guys lights out?
25 posted on 10/28/2009 2:22:49 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Has NOW made any statement at all on this matter? I haven't heard it if they did.
26 posted on 10/28/2009 2:24:16 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (Truth--The liberal's Kryptonite)
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To: Ukiapah Heep

Amazing that his father was stumping Amelia Earhart!


27 posted on 10/28/2009 2:48:12 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Bean74

I flush better things that Gore Vidal down the toilet every morning. If only Bill Buckley had beaten the shit out of him when he had the chance.


28 posted on 10/28/2009 2:50:13 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Bean74

That tells you all you need to know about Gore Vidal. It really does.


29 posted on 10/28/2009 2:57:43 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Bean74

13 year olds could NOT give consent, legally, in that state at that time. They lack “capacity.”

A 13 year old could therefore be a whore, and it was illegal to have relations.

The adult is expected to do the right and legal thing.

That would be the law, folks.


30 posted on 10/28/2009 3:04:32 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: IronJack

Gore’s lies get believed because of his incredible Insider* pedigree. He is among the bluest of blue-bloods, as much a part of the Eastern Establishment as is the Bush Network, which he hates. Gore Vidal is related by birth or marriage to most of the powerful people in Washington and New York (and is said to be both Jimmy Carter’s and Al Gore’s cousin, but I’ve never seen any evidence to support the claim); he’s also a bestselling novelist, essayist, Broadway author, and actor. Is it any wonder every word that comes out of his mouth — true or not — gets printed?

* To borrow a term from the Birchers.


31 posted on 10/28/2009 3:08:12 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: BertWheeler

She is nolt a public figure, as in politician, TV star, etc., so she has the legal rights of a private citizen.

Which means that she can sue the socks off him for libel or slander, according to what he actually said or wrote.

He is a jerk and I hope she hangs one on him.


32 posted on 10/28/2009 3:21:18 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: B-Chan

In other words, he’s our social better. Who are we to question him? Or Roman Polanski? They’re FAMOUS, for cripes’ sake!


33 posted on 10/28/2009 3:30:41 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Ukiapah Heep
I think you are correct here. Also, didn't both Bill Buckley and Norman Mailer threaten to punch this guys lights out?

I don't recall about Norman Mailer but I know Bill Buckley did---and on national television, yet, during their infamous exchanges as a pair of kind of colour commentators for the 1968 conventions. Buckley wrote a bristling recap of the events in an essay republished in The Governor Listeth.

On the other hand, a few years later, Buckley and Mailer were chatting on a New York street corner when a car went past as, I think it was Buckley, turned away from traffic. The window dropped and Daniel Patrick Moynihan poked his head out (he was friendly with both men), needling, "Damn! I could have gotten you both in one shot!"

34 posted on 10/28/2009 8:40:53 PM PDT by BluesDuke (A bird in the hand . . . is worth Thanksgiving drumsticks!)
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To: Bean74

Gore Vidal is the epitome almost a caricature of the America-loathing elite lib. Gore had writing talent at one point in his life, but seems to be determined to die as a decrepit almost grotesque whining old queen. Like a lot of libs, Gore mistook talent in the arts for wisdom in the real world. When in fact he has no wisdom and totally misunderstands America.


35 posted on 10/29/2009 7:18:41 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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