The formidable Gore Vidal, who has been a curmudgeonly mainstay on the American literary landscape for more than 50 years, is growing increasingly cranky about the media’s handling of the Presidential candidates. Vidal is ardently pro-Kucinich and quite upset that his eccentric candidate isn’t getting enough attention. The December 13th Iowa Democratic debate was, apparently, the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back.
After blasting The Des Moines Register as ”a paper of no consequence,” he turns his venom on Wolf Blitzer and his network. In an essay on TruthDig, Vidal fumes:
”It is so typical for CNN, a lousy network, and whatever that awful newspaper is called. Do we want to listen to them at the close of a primary campaign in a key state? They have nothing to say of any interest, and so they eliminate any voice that might say something intelligent. I have never felt more ashamed being an American than when I saw how this debate was handled.”
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