Charlottesville: Our Photo Reveals The Lie Behind
Trump’s Claim That “Both Sides” Are To Blame


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

By Greg Palast

"I think there’s blame on both sides... you also had people that were very fine people on both sides." — Donald Trump, speaking at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday, August 15.

The beating with iron bars and lumber of a black school teacher in Charlottesville reveals the lie behind Trump's sickening claim that "both sides" are to blame. Our photographer's camera shows that one side are the brutalizers, the other the brutalized.

You can see more of Zach D. Roberts's images from Charlottesville — as featured on the cover of the New York Daily News above — here. Zach also got an exclusive interview with the teacher who was beaten, De'Andre Harris, which you can find here.


Photojournalist Zach D. Roberts is Associate Producer and stake-out videographer for Greg Palast’s film, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.”  We are now making the post-election update.  You can add your name as a producer for a minimum tax deductible contribution of $1,000  ($500 for Co-Producer) or get a screen credit as a supporter for $100 minimum donation.  And you’ll get a signed copy of your film on DVD. Or help us fund our continued investigation of 'their' vote-swiping schemes for any amount no matter how large or small.


Before turning to journalism as an investigative reporter for The Guardian and BBC Television, Greg Palast was an investigator of fraud and racketeering for governments and labor unions worldwide. His investigations have appeared in Rolling Stone, Harper's and New Statesman. Known as the reporter who exposed how Katherine Harris and Jeb Bush purged thousands of Black voters from Florida rolls to steal the 2000 election for George Bush. Palast has written four New York Times bestsellers, including Armed Madhouse, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, now a non-fiction movie.

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