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dudeness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:20 AM
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Palast the Iconoclast..plus O'Reilly Factor interview times..
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 04:22 AM by dudeness
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16438

Due to circumstances beyond our control Greg's scheduled TV appearance today is switching from MSNBC's Hardball to 'The O'Reilly Factor' on Fox News. The O'Reilly Factor airs on Fox News at 8.00 and 11.00pm EST.

Palast the Iconoclast
Ed Rampell, AlterNet

July 17, 2003

Greg Palast, author of "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" and investigative reporter for the UK's The Guardian, The Observer and the BBC, is once again raking the muck for the truth about our current leaders, using English media platforms to report stories the mainstream American press won't touch. His latest foray, a one-hour BBC3 special, "Bush Family Fortunes," which first ran June 19th, allowed British audiences to watch reportage virtually forbidden to American viewers -- but revealed, in part, here.

With a tongue-in-cheek film noir-ish style, the documentary discloses damning new information regarding President Bush's dubious Texas Air National Guard stint. Wearing a private eye's trench coat and fedora, Palast went to the Lone Star State, "To find out how George Bush got the cushy job of defending Houston, Texas from Viet Cong attack..."

Palast interviews retired Lt. Colonel Bill Burkett of the Texas Air National Guard (TANG), who states on camera that shortly after George W. became Texas' governor in the 1990s, he witnessed a speakerphone call from the Texas governor's office to TANG, and overheard the caller tell Guard officers to "clean records from his files." Palast says that after the call, Burkett "asked the officers if they'd carried out the questionable orders, and they said 'absolutely.' They pointed, and Burkett saw in the trashcan George W. Bush's ... pay records."

(snip)...my apologises if gregs interview has already aired ..i just saw the date this article was published..plus i am in Australia..no excuse I know ..but its the best i have .. :)
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:34 AM
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1. Palast is great I love his work, he's one of the good one's
Where abouts in Australia are you?
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 03:14 PM
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2. It was hardly an interview. It was more like five minutes of him
trying to get in a few words over John Gibson's (O'Reilly was MIA) and some CIA lackey's shouting and interruptions. It waas very frustrating, but Greg was not dissuaded and just kept making his points, one after the other. I was very disappointed that he wasn't on Hardball. I'm sure he could handle anything that Chris Matthews would throw at him. Also I had told everyone I know to tune in.

Greg Palast is just the best. He has a passion for getting to the truth and is not afraid to speak out. He is so incredibly well-informed that no one can stump him. That's the reason that he hasn't appeared in the national U.S. media. Also, because he has been marginalized, he's willing to accept any forum.

Thanks for posting this! Don't apologize for being in Australia, it's hardly a crime! According to Bush*, it would be if you were in Canada, but Australia's really okay! Here is a GD thread explaining what happened with Greg Palast on Friday, if you're interested:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-03 04:15 AM
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3. Kick!
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-03 09:48 AM
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4. He's great. Hope he lives long, and safely!
Thank you.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-03 06:27 PM
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5. I agree
He's a personal favorite of mine. He's not afraid to seek and speak the truth even on this side of the Atlantic! :-)
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