I've transcribed this segment from Fox News after the death of Jerry Falwell for your reading enjoyment. It has become a Hitchens youtube classic, with over a million views. It is obvious why this is the case: Hitchens is at his best here, and his concluding jab at Falwell is perhaps the greatest thing that has ever been said on the mainstream media. Without further ado:
Alan Colmes, former host of Fox News show Hannity & Colmes.
Sean Hannity, former…
Wallace Stevens is now firmly regarded by the community of poets, professional critics, and—I think—the poetry reading public (sadly dwindling every day to not much more that poets and critics) as the greatest
American poet of the last century.
I will say right now that I share this opinion: indeed I will go further
and say that, considered on merely poetic grounds, I believe that Stevens is
the greatest poet America has…
Added by Eric Tyler Powell on March 21, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments