Gore Vidal on the Media, Part 7

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TheRealNews on Aug 6, 2007

Have TV journalists learned anything from the last several years?

Says Vidal: “Everybody with an IQ above room temperature is on to the con act of our media. They are obeying bigger, richer interests than informing the public — which is the last thing that corporate America has ever been interested in doing.”

Transcript

from the archives:

Gore Vidal on the Cold War + Gore Vidal on “The Emperor” (Parts 1 & 2)

Gore Vidal on liberty + Gore Vidal on US media and society (Parts 3 & 4)

Gore Vidal on the Cold War + The Future + Democrats and Religion (Parts 1, 5 & 6)

8 thoughts on “Gore Vidal on the Media, Part 7

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  6. Gary, I agree, tv commercials are dying, the companies are putting money into the internet and phone ….but did you happen to notice how many hilton hotel ads were running during the ‘paris’ thing … and basically none now….
    i think that’s why the news media started this political campaign stuff early……campaign $$$$$ in advertisements……anyway thanks ds…i went and signed up…..i had thought they had dropped this idea…..

  7. When news becomes entertainment you get actors not anchors. Many a time i’ve sat and wondered why certain stories get covered like they are real news. Paris Hilton goes to Jail. Who really cares? How long did they cover that sleeper of a story?

  8. LOVE gore vidal…..and hes looking pretty good for his age……thanks ds…now must run and google “the real news”….oh my …i can dream can’t i………..t

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