Robert Parry RIP
A Reporter Outcast In His Own Land

Greg Palast

Bob Parry has died. He was a giant. The reporter who uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. Instead of a Pulitzer, he was fired by the AP.

Then fired by Bloomberg and Newsweek for more reports.

And, 30 years ago, he convinced me to take on two unknown and dangerous brothers: the Kochs. He exposed them in Nation Magazine which he told me led Nation to fire him.

In the end, he simply printed his own reports in his Consortium News.

He received high accolades abroad including Britain’s Martha Gellhorn award. But this great American reporter was a prophet outcast in his own land.

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