Gore Vidal on BBC

/ dave / arouet at winternet.com
Sun Oct 29 00:57:17 PDT 2000

Gore Vidal appeared on the BBC World Service's weekly _Agenda_ program tonight and spoke at length about the US presidential race and the "two parties of the right," Truman's police-state legacy, the New York Times' distorted coverage of the news, isolationism versus US involvement in conflicts abroad, US prison statistics, corporate ownership of the media, the war on drugs, etc. While he spoke of the general ineffectuality of the US presidency by virtue of the office having been bought by corporate interests, he described a Bush presidency as essentially being run by Cheney, a "corporate man with no feeling for people," and "200 pounds of condemned veal in a grey suit."

The link for the Agenda program is at



/ dave /

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