Monday, April 03, 2006

Frank Zappa on CNN's Crossfire: 1986

I thank Crooks and Liars for posting this video clip of vintage CNN's crossfire with guest Frank Zappa. I was able to be a member of the studio audience of Crossfire in it's last year of production. The partisan hackery seems to have been the same, but I'm glad Zappa put things in check then and I'm glad Jon Stweart puts things in check now.

Partisan TV needs more people like Zappa and Stewart to represent the common person. Zappa and Stewart had/have thier professional lives and work those arenas. However, when they were/are subject to common discourse in public light, they both articulate with a common sense that is rarely seen in ratings grabbing television.


Blogger Ron Southern said...

Anyone who likes crazy Zappa can't be all bad.

Tue Apr 04, 12:43:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Dustin said...'s kind of funny to think about Frank Zappa representing the "common man", though. You gotta admit!

Tue Apr 04, 05:07:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Steve said...

Zappa was a lot like Alice Cooper is now, pretty conservative when it comes to government control. Alice Cooper has his own DJ show and if you've never had a chance to hear it, give it a listen. It suprised the hell out of me. A bit ironic seeing how he handled himself in the past, but Cooper isn't just a gov't conservative, he comes off as a social conservative as well. I think Zappa was pretty liberal socially.

Thu Apr 06, 11:22:00 PM 2006  

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