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Greg Palast: Bush Family Fortunes - The Best Democracy Money Can Buy DVD
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002T7YW...

DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004



Editorial Reviews
Amazon.com
In Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, journalist Greg Palast argues persuasively that George W. Bush was allowed into the Air National Guard ahead of other applicants due to his political connections; paints a damning portrait of how over 90,000 Florida voters, predominantly black, were prevented from voting in the 2000 election; discusses the number of government contracts handed out to large corporate donors to Bush's campaign--and that's just the first half-hour. Palast doesn't have the cinematic savvy of Michael Moore, but Bush Family Fortunes acts as a valuable corollary to Fahrenheit 9/11, exploring certain facets of the same argument--specifically, that the Bush family is detrimentally tied to both the Saudi Arabian ruling elite and the American oil industry, with whom they trade influence and money for mutual benefit. Palast's investigations will stir the blood of any Democrat and may raise doubts in some Republicans. -- Bret Fetzer

Michael Moore
"Courageous Reporting"

Description
This hour long documentary follows the award-winning reporter-sleuth Greg Palast on the trail of the Bush family, from Florida election finagling, to the Saudi connection, to the Bush teams spiking the FBI investigation of the bin Laden family and the secret State Department plans for post-war Iraq. These are the hard-hitting reports that have been seen in films like Michael Moores Fahrenheit 9/11, broadcast internationally on BBC Newsnight television, and are found in Palasts international bestselling book The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.

Music by Moby (tracks from multi-platinum album Play)

Originally produced by the BBC and completely updated and re-edited for this US DVD Exclusive edition

Contains these Exclusive Extras:

Exclusive Interview with Greg Palast on topics ranging from the state of journalism and the media in the U.S. to the Help America Vote Act and computerized voting.This exclusive bonus feature allows viewers to look closer at the trail of money and political paybacks that are second nature within the Bush Familys political practices.

Interactive Documents (DVD-ROM) (see sample here: http://www.gregpalast.com/dvd_extra/intro.htm ) This exclusive bonus feature allows viewers to look closer at the trail of money and political paybacks that are second nature within the Bush Family's political practices.
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