Wright righted

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Last updated on June 15th, 2017 at 03:02 pm

Reader Sunny D. reports:

I was watching The Einstein Factor last night. It’s one of the few shows that is actually watchable on the ABC. The host is funny in his quirky ways.

I am not sure if you are aware of the format. There are three contestants and also a Brains Trust (invited guests from all walks of life, writers, public servants, good for nothings etc). Yesterday among the Brains Trust was Dr Clare Wright.

I don’t know much about Ms Wright, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to describe her as your average latte-sipping, Chomsky-reading, “terrorism is a valid political expression”-believing armchair feminist.

One of the contestants had chosen Lawrence of Arabia as his main topic. Ms Wright remarked (I am paraphrasing): “Don’t you think it’s funny that today Lawrence would be in Guantanamo Bay for his beliefs”.

She ended this with a satisfied smirk, as if she had just said something very witty. To her utter disgust (and my pleasure) the contestant fired back with: “To the contrary, if Lawrence would have succeeded in his ideas, there wouldn’t be a need for Guantanamo Bay. There would be democracy in the Middle East.”

The consternation on the face of Ms Wright as she turned away from the contestant was telling. What an answer! In my high school days in LA, it was referred to as getting ‘bitch slapped’.

Perhaps she was Lawrenced.

Posted by Tim B. on 05/16/2005 at 11:02 AM
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