Ken Burns Wipes the Floor With Nick Gillespie



The entire piece is worth viewing, particularly when Burns gives his assessment of media and our society. This is a classic example of a self-satisfied, in-over-his-head interviewer being schooled by a brilliant man. Gillespie should walk away from working in the media and go off and sell widgets or hot dogs somewhere. His faux intellectual act wears thin quickly, and you can tell he is not a deep thinker because he cannot wait to interrupt Burns and spew his libertarian nonsense. Gillespie has a shelf full of degrees (Burns went to film school and has a BA) and he cannot hold a decent conversation with a man who displays real academic talent.

Who awarded Gillespie his higher degrees? They should be investigated for academic fraud.