Media Roots: Greg Palast on OccupyWallStreet & U.S. Corporatocracy

On November 14, 2011, Abby Martin of Media Roots interviewed award-winning journalist and best-selling author Greg Palast after his talk at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley. Greg Palast, a freelance journalist for the BBC as well as British newspaper The Observer, discusses his newly published book Vultures’ Picnic, corporate collusion, the bought-and-paid-for-media establishment, the role of citizen journalism around the Occupy Wall Street Movement, and the value of organisations such as Project Censored.

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  • Mr Willow

    Greg Palast—the greatest American journalist the majority of Americans have never heard of.

  • Mr Willow

    Greg Palast—the greatest American journalist the majority of Americans have never heard of.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Its so deep, and so entrenched. It goes beyond any one person’s perceptions. 

    Journalism is taking hits from other directions too. College students majoring in journalism, aren’t trained to investigate. They are trained how to write specifically to the details of the information they are given. Personal discovery is not evaluated, only paraphrase skill…

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Its so deep, and so entrenched. It goes beyond any one person’s perceptions. 

    Journalism is taking hits from other directions too. College students majoring in journalism, aren’t trained to investigate. They are trained how to write specifically to the details of the information they are given. Personal discovery is not evaluated, only paraphrase skill…

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Its so deep, and so entrenched. It goes beyond any one person’s perceptions. 

    Journalism is taking hits from other directions too. College students majoring in journalism, aren’t trained to investigate. They are trained how to write specifically to the details of the information they are given. Personal discovery is not evaluated, only paraphrase skill…

  • Anonymous

    Palast is a gem. The stuff in Best Democracy Money Can Buy about the 2000 elections is probably some of the most relevant and important reporting I’ve ever read. It radicalized me in many ways. Once you realize the extent to which our elections are rigged, you can no longer hold on to any illusion that our problems can be solved through the political process. 

  • bookwench

    Palast is a gem. The stuff in Best Democracy Money Can Buy about the 2000 elections is probably some of the most relevant and important reporting I’ve ever read. It radicalized me in many ways. Once you realize the extent to which our elections are rigged, you can no longer hold on to any illusion that our problems can be solved through the political process.