In 2004 for BBC TV the Palast team broke the story of voter caging by the Republican Party now in 2007 a Democratic congress is getting to doing something about it, led by caging victim Senator John Kerry. Read about it here ripped from our friends over at BradBlog.
Measure, Co-Sponsored by 13 Dems, Would Prohibit ‘Voter Supression’ Tactic as Used in Florida in 2004 by Former Rove Associate, Interim US Attorney Tim Griffin…
Brad Friedman- BradBlog
Thirteen Democratic Senators have introduced a bill that would outlaw “voter caging,” the practice of sending mail marked “Do Not Forward” to a targeted list of voters in hopes of using the returned mailings as a basis to challenge the right of the voters to vote. …more
by Brad Friedman
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.
By Barbara Bellows-TerraNova
The U.S. Attorney Firings Scandal is not just about the Politicization of Government agencies.
It is about Election Theft – both Past and Future.
It is about Rewarding…
It is also about our letting it – or not letting it – happen.
It is about the Press – Investigating and Reporting.
It is about Paying Attention – or not.
Then it is about being Responsible for what we’ve Learned – and doing something.
After all, what if the actual recipient of the most votes in either of the last two …more
The Real Randi Rhodes:Greg Palast interviews the high school troublemaker turned troublemaker in uniform turned troublemaker on the air. An exclusive podcast — listen to it here
In Part I, Randi reads, “Nose-twist’s Hidden Hand” from Armed Madhouse, and in Part 2, “Rodeo Day and No Ideology” from the Secret War over Oil in Iraq section of Palast’s new book.
And — quick! before Patriot III goes into effect and makes reading it illegal — get your copy of Armed Madhouse: Who’s Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats Bush Sinks, the Scheme to Steal ’08, No Child’s Behind Left and other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War here
Hear Palast reading from the hit audio book with Larry David, Jim Hightower, Janeane Garofalo, Brad Friedman and Ed Asner. [Others to be posted shortly — stay tuned to www.GregPalast.com]
Larry David: “Kerry Won” Listen here
Jim Hightower: “The Best Little Legal Whorehouse in Texas” Listen here
Ed Asner: “The Network” Listen here
Subscribe to Greg Palast’s podcasts here