Vile Vidal

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"I really don't give a fuck. Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she's been taken advantage of?" — Gore Vidal's "take on Polanski". [The Atlantic]



Reporter: (On Erroll Flynn) Women threw their underwear at him.

Vidal: Well, he was clean-limbed. You couldn’t find a single hair on those legs of his. So he’s another golden virgin.

TRUST—it makes no more sense in context.

Also, a huge thrust of Vidal's argument in the article seems to be that Polanski is facing antisemitism. While the collective world may hate few groups more than Jews, one of those groups is child rapists. This has zilch to do with antisemitism. #gorevidal