Skip to content

Chicago Tribune

Muckraker Says Things You Don't Want to Hear

Reprinted from April 2002

by Eric Zorn

Take my advice, dear readers, and spare yourself a couple of days like I’ve just had–days of anxiety, frustration and even a bit of despair.
If you see the new Pluto Press title on your bookseller’s shelves, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” by former Chicagoan Greg Palast, don’t pick it up.
If someone directs you to gregpalast.com to watch the BBC-TV “Newsnight” report in which the director of the Florida Department of Elections rips off his lapel microphone and scurries away from an on-camera interview with Palast, don’t touch that mouse.

Support the Palast Fund and keep our work alive!