April 29, 2004


Thomas Sowell has some sound advice for those dicked around by agenda-shifting media types:

A few years ago, a conservative TV interviewer told me, while we were waiting to go on the air and a microphone was being attached to my jacket, that he had not read the book that I had come to discuss but that he would interview me about something in the news that day.

I immediately removed the microphone that had just been put on me, gave him a few well chosen words, and walked out.

Why don't more people do that?

Good call.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 29, 2004 04:31 AM

This is why I love Thomas Sowell - well that and his books and columns...

Posted by: Teresa at April 29, 2004 at 06:53 AM

There's a "conservative TV interviewer"?

Posted by: nofixedabode at April 29, 2004 at 08:45 AM

God, I love Sowell! I wonder if he accepts groupies?

Posted by: Barbara Skolaut at April 29, 2004 at 09:27 AM

Good idea. I like this guy!

Posted by: JeffS at April 29, 2004 at 09:32 AM

If you read Sowell's autobiography, getting up and walking out when someone messes with him is his SOP, and it doesn't seem to have hurt him a bit, career-wise. He has incredible balls.

Posted by: Yehudit at April 29, 2004 at 11:59 AM

I have always wondered why Sowell isn't on television more often. For years I assumed it was some sort of liberal conspiracy to keep the black masses from hearing the most intelligent and persuasive black libertarian voice; and instead they keep sending out Armstrong Williams, who is a bright and nice fellow, but which is sort of like comparing Herman's Hermits to the Beatles.

Nevertheless, I think Sowell is too important NOT to be on TV and should accept a little BS so he can get at least some of his message out there.

Posted by: S.A. Smith at April 29, 2004 at 05:25 PM