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John Stossel Takes On Hollywood, ‘The King’s Speech’

Tonight, ABC will televise the Academy Awards, and one of the front-runners for Best Picture is The King’s Speech. That film is about King George VI, who was a stutterer.

On his Fox Business network program this week, John Stossel set his sights on Hollywood, and The King’s Speech in particular:

Stossel, you see, was once a stutterer himself.

He spoke to the Chicago Sun Times about the film, and his own experiences:

“That method is accurate and works, but that delayed auditory feedback approach could have been employed whenever the king had to give a speech — given it was over the radio. But that wouldn’t have given us much of a dramatic movie, would it?” said Stossel with a laugh.

Stossel also says he saw a pro-libertarian message in the film:


“As a libertarian, I was glad to see that the therapist [Lionel Logue, played by Geoffrey Rush] actually was unlicensed,” he said. “Logue was simply doing what he did best — without having to prove his theories to some board of supposed experts, who most likely would not have approved him.”

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