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Personal -- segment tonight as you may have heard actor James Gandolfini is found dead in Rome Italy apparently from a heart attack he was 51 years old.
This again if he was a brilliant performer who became world famous with his vivid portrayal of mobster Tony subprime.
So we talked about the -- it was a suddenly and current -- -- -- 90% -- landing but nobody brother you know.
-- -- There was a time then when you think people the middle options.
-- -- -- -- -- -- I put food on the table.
But father wasn't my uncle was in that.
They go too lazy to think for myself.
The program -- brown -- it received some criticism because Gandolfini was so charismatic he almost made a vicious crime boss look like a decent human being.
Joining us now from North Carolina discuss the purveyor Arab Bernard -- Goldberg dot com mr.
-- so Gandolfini undeniably brilliant actor.
But I believe that he humanize.
This guide to the point.
That it might not have been a positive for the country because impressionable.
People younger people in particular.
Look at this guy -- murderous people and he sells drugs and he and he does all kinds of terrible things.
But in -- he's really not all that bad and you say.
Well -- Tony Soprano clearly.
Was a horrible human being.
But what made him interest thing is that he paid for instance he was tortured.
The house the cars the women.
He was never at peace -- was a guy who could have anything he wants.
And he was going to a psychiatrist and taking prozac.
Look bill what makes this.
Great high art The Sopranos.
That -- the producers looked at the human condition and they and they did what grade -- does say they wish shined a light.
I'm in a very dark place this was a morality play.
And anybody paying attention maybe not the people you referred to.
But anybody paying attention would see that Tony Soprano.
Lost in this morality play.
Okay and I'm not there -- writing was very subtle in the program.
-- follow it week to week -- saudis sister his mother.
His uncle everybody turned against him his white -- and they all turned against him -- it you're right they didn't glorify his situation but Gandolfini himself and it's almost possible position.
He soul good.
That you're drawn to him.
You're drawn -- and -- like to have you know it's got to be dinner with scandal woods with Tony Soprano and it was so much so that people who love the show.
You know they kind of lost the darkness that you point out that kind of law now.
I I think there are two kinds of people who would think that way.
Real life gangsters who liked the show and -- said oh yeah he's a good guy like him he's like me and and basically guys.
Who want to -- want to think that they're tough.
So they thinking I -- be like Tony Soprano but in the big country in a show with a big audience you're gonna have some losers who think that way.
But there's not a shred of evidence not a shred of evidence.
That this had any effect on the culture look let me give you an example -- I'm gonna let let me challenge detriment of the gang extent.
Is not just black.
There are a lot of white wanna be Danks stats.
This -- -- in that round.
If yes if you're not.
If you're one of those people who see just the surface.
Of the show.
And you say it all just like you said he's a -- I love -- I think of one but dinner without wannabe gangsta yeah I'd like to kill people like it.
Yes I am of knowledge and bill that there are some.
People like that.
People who watch the show with a bit of intelligence.
Know how miserable it look he had a wife who was as bad as he was.
In her own way she know what he did pass anywhere really the public that because she liked the jewelry and all -- But let me may have a point let me -- -- did you see the movie untouchables.
You didn't hear.
Dinara played Al Capone.
All right and in the movie it's Kevin Costner Elliott -- against the Niro Al -- de Niro made component -- monster.
And -- charismatic act but he took a different way.
With Capone he could've done it another way -- Capone was charming it's a lot of people but he made him a monster.
And I -- I admired that -- I'll give you.
You know -- and you know like Tony Soprano wasn't that kind of monster because he was vulnerable.
He almost tortured he was going to a psychiatrist.
He was an empty soul there was nothing inside of him.
No I don't expect kids to see that and those are the people who -- have to worry a little about.
But grownups who paid attention now this did not change a culture for the worse this was a masterpiece of -- Wish -- -- Bernie thank you and our condolences of course you Gandolfini family and also to the family of Vince Flynn who succumbed to cancer.
Great -- terrific writer.
Gonna miss that's a lot.
We got right back -- -- will react what Bernie and I.
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