I have been reading about Roger Ebert and the health problems he has experienced within the last 5 years. This image, from the Esquire story about him, speaks volumes (yes, it is his hand-writing).

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3 thoughts on “Silence is redefined

  1. I’m glad to see that he is taking this so well!

    I was really pissed off a while back when reading about the crucifying scorn regarding a tweet he’d made (seems like nobody’s safe from the court of public opinion anymore). As I recall, someone asked him about the recent re-release of Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” with the word, “nigger”, completely deleted. And he tweeted, “I’d rather be called a ‘nigger’ than a ‘slave’. Then the politically correct press (which is ethnically incorrect) jumped all over him. It was ridiculous, and uncalled for! He was simply giving an honest answer, and it was not racist in any way!

  2. Hi, Scott. I hadn’t heard of this controversial episode, thank you for sharing it (To do that to a book, you might as well delete the whole thing… seems so disrespectful). I look forward to your feedback on my humble blog, I really appreciate your comments :), by the way!

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