Vidal: ‘Our Fascist Government Controls the Media’
Gore Vidal brings the crazy again: US needs 100 years to recover from Bush.
IT will take the the United States a century to recover from the damage wreaked by President George W Bush, US writer Gore Vidal said in an interview published today.
“The president behaved like a virtual criminal but we didn’t have the courage to sack him for fear of violating the American constitution,” Mr Vidal told the El Mundo newspaper.
The author, a trenchant critic of the US-led invasion of Iraq, said it would take the United States 100 years to repair the damage caused by Bush.
”We live in a dictatorship. We have a fascist government …which controls the media,” he said.
Mr Vidal also said presidential aspirant Barack Obama was ntelligent and that it would be a novelty to have an intelligent person in the White House.
Trenchant! (Hat tip: JammieWearingFool.)
Asked what he thinks of McCain, Vidal calls him a “disaster,” then tells Deborah Solomon, “Who started this rumor that he was a war hero? Where does that come from, aside from himself? About his suffering in the prison war camp?”
Solomon replies: “Everyone knows he was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.” To which Vidal responds: “That’s what he tells us.”
Why would you doubt him? Solomon wonders. “He’s a graduate of Annapolis,” Vidal explains. “I know a lot of the Annapolis breed. Remember, I’m West Point, where I was born. My father went there.”
And by the way, Vidal is also on the “advisory board” of the lunatic left-wing hate group World Can’t Wait, along with a who’s who of radical leftists, terrorist supporters, and antisemites.
James Abourezk, former U.S. Senator, South Dakota
Rosemary Candelario, pro-choice activist
Warren Hern MD, Physician and pro-choice activist
Mark Leno, CA State Assembly
Mark Crispin Miller, professor & writer
Tomas Olmos, attorney
Boots Riley, hip hop performer
Lynne Stewart, attorney
Gore Vidal, writer
Sunsara Taylor, writer
Howard Zinn, historian
(Hat tip: Shiplord Kirel.)