Thursday, 24 March 2005

Gore Vidal interview

"The media belongs to the big money, and the big money, their candidates, their party, is the Republican Party as now constituted. I'd say if you really want to date the crash of the American system, the American republic, it was in the early '50s, when television suddenly emerged as the central fact of American life. That which was not televised did not exist. Then you have the enormous cost of campaigning, which means every politician who wants to buy TV time has got to sell his ass to somebody. And corporate America is ready to buy."

I enjoy reading Gore Vidal and he was recently interviewed for CityPages. He also appeared on TV last night in "Why we fight" on BBC4 which has been described as the "Thinking man's Fahrenheit 9/11". Here's a radio interview with the producer.

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