He is the Sam Spade of investigative journalism. His exposes of the dirty dealings going on inside America’s politics are covered around the world
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
The White House knew [the levees broke] because the Army Corps of Engineers sent them photographs. Again, I want to emphasize that the White House had the photographs of the levees breaking, and didn’t tell state and local officials who had stopped the evacuation because the hurricane missed New Orleans. Everyone thought they dodged a bullet, but the White House didn’t tell anybody the levees broke and were drowning the city. — Greg Palast
Greg Palast is just unstoppable, and after you watch his remarkable new DVD, “Big Easy to Big Empty: The Drowning of New Orleans,” you’ll understand why.
Q&A with Greg Palast
By Michael Causey, Washington Independent Writers President (http://www.washwriter.org)
By fans he’s been called “a cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes.” He’s been called a lot worse by opponents. But muckraking journalist, author and TV reporter Greg Palast wouldn’t have it any other way. His new book, 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, is a recent New York Times bestseller. Palast swapped e-mails with WIW in early October to discuss a wide range of issues including why he had to leave the U.S. to get published and what motivates him to keep at it.