Monday, October 1, 2012
A Special note from Greg Palast
I'm happy to be able to announce today that our book Billionaires & Ballot Bandits has made it guerrilla combat style onto the New York Times Best-seller list in its debut week, coming in at number 10.
Two weeks ago I wrote and said "This is it..." Well - what I should have said is - this is just the beginning...
Thanks to you, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits went viral, people are chattering about it on Reddit, Facebook, and even that old bastion of journalism–print.
Thanks to you, we've got the grey old lady's attention. The New York Times says that I write "prose [that] has a zippy, breathless quality that might put you in mind of Michael Moore." Coming from The New York Times, I guess we'll take it as a compliment ('zippy' is a compliment… right?).
And just a couple of days ago Arianna's Huffington Post called it "The Most Terrifying Book a Democrat Could Read" and they meant that in a good way. "Billionaires & Ballot Bandits delineates the potential theft of democracy. For me, as a Democrat, it was terrifying."
The mainstream media is finally paying attention to the work that we do at the Palast Investigative Fund - coverage of voting hijinks is starting to make the front pages of newspapers, headlining the evening news.
But we still have a long way to go to stop the Ballot Bandits.
As Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says in the book's foreword:
"Remember, this is YOUR democracy. Voter suppression is real. It’s often a crime. And it’s happening to YOU. But there is something that you can do to prevent it. That is the message of Palast’s book.
Read our book... Pass on the link, www.BallotBandits.org. And get the word out! There’s still time to steal back your vote…"
As a thanks to everyone who picked up the book, we'll send you a free download of our film Election Files.
Just e-mail us a photo of yourself with the book, Nook or Kindle (or if you're shy, just the book) and we'll reply with a secret link for you to download the film. We'll pick a couple of the most creative photos to post on Facebook and send the lucky picks a box of my books and DVD's. [Ends October 8, 2012].
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Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Armed Madhouse and Vultures' Picnic.
Author's proceeds from the book go to the not-for-profit Palast Investigative Fund for reporting on voter protection issues.
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