Skip to comments.Author Gore Vidal Labels Polanski Victim a ‘Young Hooker’
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.
“She was asking for it”.
Will NOW call Ms. Vidal a pig?
Back in the 1970s wife-swapping parties and Quaaludes for kiddies were commonplace. Even incest was not taboo. Hollywood is a sordid place.
stupidest thing I have heard in a long time.
I really hope some of the liberal women I’ve known wake up to what the Left is all about.
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.”
|Author Gore Vidal Labels Polanski Victim a Young Hooker
In this case, I’d have to say I regard young hookers higher than old queers.
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.
I’ve always thought Gore Vidal was derranged but then he goes and opens his mouth and confirms it!
Gore Vidal is a complete faggot who is deeply into young boys. He can go to hell and I’m sure he will.
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.
The hardcore ones will not. It’s all about abortion.
Gore Vidal is an America basher who should look in the mirror.
Then he will clearly see what exactly is wrong with his country.
"Sub-human" doesn't begin to degrade liberals to the level they belong.
I knew Vidal was a pig, now he’s a vile pig.
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 ::
God, Bill Buckley should have “plastered him so he stayed plastered” in the face, as he promised to do 40 years ago.
That's like Pol Pot accusing Mao of mass murder.
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.
Does a hooker need a qualude and some booze to “comply”?
Felon’s guilt? “Don’t judge!”
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.
I guess some people don’t consider hookers to be human beings.
Amazing that his father was stumping Amelia Earhart!
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.
That tells you all you need to know about Gore Vidal. It really does.
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.
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.
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.
In other words, he’s our social better. Who are we to question him? Or Roman Polanski? They’re FAMOUS, for cripes’ sake!
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!"
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.
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