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.


About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.