Greg Palast Offers Job to Tasered Journalism Student


Thursday, September 20, 2007

by Brad Friedman Brad Blog

Andrew Meyer Currently 'On Ice', According to Investigate Journalist/NYTimes Best Selling Author of 'Mysterious Yellow Book'...

We just spoke with Greg Palast, whose Armed Madhouse paperback (or "mysterious 'yellow book'", as lazy Washington Post blogger, Emil Steiner "reported" it) was being waved and alluded to by University of Florida student Andrew Meyer just prior to his being Tasered by UF cops earlier this week.

Palast says he is offering the journalism student a job as a paid intern. Meyer had described Palast, in his question to Kerry about why he conceded the 2004 Presidential Election so early, as "the top investigate journalist in America."

"Did you notice he never let the book touch the ground?," an impressed Palast wryly noted.

Meyers was Tasered by the authorities as the majority of the students in the crowd sat passively during their fellow student's pleas for help and shrieks of pain. He was then arrested and charged with a felony for "inciting a riot and disrupting a school function." (Police report here [PDF])

"His attorneys seem to be keeping him on ice," Palast told us, when we asked if he'd been able to officially offer the gig to Meyer.

Indeed, our note to Meyer sent Tuesday, inviting him to Guest Blog his experience here at The BRAD BLOG, has so far similarly gone unanswered.

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