Milton Friedman vs. Phil Donohue

If you grew up in the 1970s, you probably remember Phil Donohue, who was a loud-mouthed talk show host before loud-mouthed talk shows hosts were cool. And he was, very, very liberal.

Here’s a classic segment of an interview with the great Milton Friedman where he tries to trap a Nobel Prize winner in an intellectual debate:

Nice try Phil, but you lose.

H/T: Club for Growth

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  • somebody

    Ahhh…. that was great.

  • http://republicanrenaissance.blogspot.com David M

    You know what was great about that? Phil knew when to shut his trap and listen. He knew enough to let his guest talk, uninterrupted, and give a full answer.

    Today we have Hannity and O’Reilly, who, after 5-10 seconds, jump in and cut off their guests mid-sentence, shouting them down and calling them names.

  • Akston

    Doug,

    Thanks so much for that clip. As I’ve mentioned before, I love hearing Uncle Milty speak. It’s like a breath of cool sweet air. Unvarnished, positive, clear-thinking truth.

    Today we have Hannity and O’Reilly, who, after 5-10 seconds, jump in and cut off their guests mid-sentence, shouting them down and calling them names.

    So true!