Hitchens to The Kings Speech screenwriter: You’re a dupe for the royal family. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine

The battle of words continues.  In my January 29, 2011 post, Christopher announced that The King’s Speech was a “good movie” but “very bad history.”    Not surprising, Christopher received a rebuttal which he eagerly embraced with his latest volley.

Hitchens to The Kings Speech screenwriter: Youre a dupe for the royal family. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine.

In other quarters, the battle is  deeply personal.  Sometimes words do not come easily.

“Once in a while a movie comes around that really speaks to you. For Joe Moglia, chairman of online broker TD Ameritrade and head coach of the Omaha Nighthawks pro football team, that movie was “The King’s Speech.” Moglia says he broke down in tears when he watched the Oscar-nominated movie about the 20th century British monarch who struggled for years with stuttering.”

The full story:

Your Career: ‘King’s Speech’ rings true to many – Business – Careers – msnbc.com.



  1. Ah yes! Being right is a good thing – so being right all the time….is there a limit to rightness? After reading Hitch22, I came to understand that Christopher “rants” the most when he believes that an injustice has occurred. As you know, I am quite a “ranter” myself when I perceive a lack of fair-play.


    • Yes, we all like to be right. I want to see the movie, either in the theater or on CD. I just thought Hitchens belabored his points–not really looking for any good that might result from the movie. He really has a way of opening discussion, though, we need that. Is there a limit to rightness, probably relative to each person’s version of “rightness”. There is no limit to “truth”, but, I guess that can be argued, as well. Oh well, I am now rambling!


  2. I really liked Eve Tahminioghu’s article very much. It is good when an issue like stuttering is brought to the public’s attention. I had no idea that stuttering is more of a problem in the work force than blindness or deafness. But, it makes sense, now that we have heard the stutter’s side of the story. As for Christopher Hitchen’s rebuttal. I am sure he is correct in what he has to say, after all, he is known for his research into what he has to say. I found his article tiring and unsympathetic. He always has to be right.