Aug
03
2012

Gore Vidal: FAIR Event, 1990

In the first few years of FAIR's existence, Gore Vidal referred to us a "noble, doomed enterprise." He meant that as a compliment, both to our work and to the immense task of challenging the myths and propaganda served up by corporate media. In 1990, Vidal appeared at a FAIR function in Los Angeles with founder Jeff Cohen. Here is a recording of the evening; Vidal's remarks start at about the 12:30 mark.If you'd rather download the recording, you can do so here.  

Aug
02
2012

Smearing Gore Vidal, Then and Now

Gore Vidal for Congress

–A 1977 New York Times review (4/20/77) by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of a collection of Vidal's essays: So we are left to speculate over the psychological implications here, and to conclude that Mr. Vidal's animus toward everything from West Point to the American Establishment–not to speak of academicians, who are, after all, instructors–boils down to an unresolved hostility toward his father, further evidence of which, some would argue, is Mr. Vidal's cheerfully admitted homosexuality. –A New York Times piece by Sam Tanenhaus (8/2/12): Mr. Vidal, whose disdain for American vulgarity was tinged, some said, with antisemitism and dislike of the "lower […]