Frank Zappa on Crossfire (Video)
Here’s a video of a discussion of dirty record lyrics on CNN’s “Crossfire” from March 1986, featuring a much younger Bob Novak and one Frank Zappa. It’s interesting on a variety of levels, including a snapshot in time of the television debate show. It’s somewhat ironic to see the discussion of how suggestive lyrics in a rock video might harm the nation while reflecting on how much more shrill the level of political discourse has gotten in the last two decades.
Zappa employs, quite effectively, a standard debating point: “So?” Overall, though, he seems to have memorized a one sentence talking point which he employs repeatedly.
via Radley Balko