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How Morgan's Fabricated Story Almost Ruined This Reporter

Thursday, 11 August 2011, 3:41 pm | Greg Palast

I am not surprised that Piers Morgan has been outed for allegedly hacking phones (listening, in one case, to personal messages between Heather Mills and Paul McCartney.) I learned about the creepy antics of this one-man TV-host crime spree the hard way: ... More >>

Slick Operator: The BP I've Known Too Well

Friday, 7 May 2010, 6:55 pm | Greg Palast

I've seen this movie before. In 1989, I was a fraud investigator hired to dig into the cause of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Despite Exxon's name on that boat, I found the party most to blame for the destruction was ... British Petroleum (BP). More >>

Greg Palast: Manchurian Candidates

Friday, 22 January 2010, 4:02 pm | Greg Palast

In today's Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission , the Court ruled that corporations should be treated the same as "natural persons", i.e. humans. Well, in that case, expect the Supreme Court to next rule that Wal-Mart ... More >>

Greg Palast: History of a Haitian Holocaust

Monday, 18 January 2010, 7:53 pm | Greg Palast

1. Bless the President for having rescue teams in the air almost immediately. That was President Olafur Grimsson of Iceland. On Wednesday, the AP reported that the President of the United States promised, "The initial contingent of 2,000 Marines ... More >>

Greg Palast: Al Qaeda donation for Sarah Palin?

Wednesday, 16 December 2009, 11:22 am | Greg Palast

I thought that headline would get your attention. And it's true. I'm biting my nails waiting for the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which could come down as early as today. At issue: whether corporations, as "unnatural ... More >>

Bush Family Fortunes - BBC Documentary

Wednesday, 18 November 2009, 1:54 pm | Greg Palast

Starting today—by making a small donation to our not-for-profit Investigative Journalism Fund—you can download Greg Palast's classic BBC Television documentary, Bush Family Fortunes . More >>

Palast: TALIBAN = 9/11?? Afghanistan by Hypnosis

Sunday, 8 November 2009, 1:16 pm | Greg Palast

On September 11, 2001, my office building, the World Trade Center, was attacked by al Qaeda, a murder cult of Saudi Arabians, funded by Saudi Arabians. And so, in response to the Saudis' attack, America invaded ... Afghanistan. Like, HUH? More >>

The S-Word and Dr. Kevorkian's Accountant

Friday, 16 October 2009, 11:56 am | Greg Palast

Health care Rx from my socialist fire department. Tell me where it hurts, Mr. President. What's killing you, Barack, is what's killing us all: an evil germ called "Medical Loss Ratio." "Medical Loss Ratio" [MLR] is the fancy term used by health insurance ... More >>

Greg Palast: Secret White House letter to G-20

Wednesday, 23 September 2009, 11:16 am | Greg Palast

New York

I still get a thrill whenever I get my hands on a confidential memo with "The White House, Washington" appearing on the letterhead. Even when—like the one I'm looking at now—it's about a snoozy topic: This week's G-20 summit. More >>

Obama on Drugs: 98% Cheney?

Friday, 14 August 2009, 3:56 pm | Greg Palast

Eighty billion dollars of WHAT? I searched all over the newspapers and TV transcripts and no one asked the President what is probably the most important question of what passes for debate on the issue of health care reform: $80 billion of WHAT ? More >>

Greg Palast: The Day the President Turned Black

Thursday, 30 July 2009, 5:06 pm | Greg Palast

He's in hot water now. For a moment, on national television, the President of the United States turned black! More >>

How McNamara Lost World War II

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 1:21 pm | Greg Palast

It's been a good week. Robert McNamara's dead and my book, Armed Madhouse, was released in translation in Vietnam. I don't blame McNamara for losing the war in Vietnam. After all, the good guys won. I do, however, blame him for losing World War II. More >>

Grand Theft Auto: How Stevie the Rat bankrupted GM

Tuesday, 2 June 2009, 2:51 pm | Greg Palast

Screw the autoworkers. They may be crying about General Motors' bankruptcy today. But dumping 40,000 of the last 60,000 union jobs into a mass grave won't spoil Jamie Dimon's day. Dimon is the CEO of JP Morgan Chase bank. While GM workers are losing ... More >>

20th Birthday of the Exxon Valdez Lie

Tuesday, 24 March 2009, 2:35 pm | Greg Palast

Stick Your Damn Hand In It 20th Birthday of the Exxon Valdez Lie by Greg Palast More >>

Damn that Lincoln: Abe's to blame for Jindal

Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 3:30 pm | Greg Palast

Damn that Abe Lincoln. When Louisiana and Mississippi seceded from the Union, a sensible president would have sent them a box of chocolates with a note, "Goodbye and good riddance." More >>

Obama Is A Two-Faced Liar. Aw-RIGHT!

Friday, 30 January 2009, 2:42 pm | Greg Palast

Republicans are right. President Barack Obama treated them like dirt, didn't give a damn what they thought about his stimulus package, loaded it with a bunch of programs that will last for years and will never leave the budget, is giving away money disguised ... More >>

Obama's "Way-to-Go, Brownie!" Moment?

Thursday, 11 December 2008, 3:06 pm | Greg Palast

Has Barack Obama forgotten, " Way-to-go, Brownie "? Michael Brown was that guy from the Arabian Horse Association appointed by George Bush to run the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Brownie, not knowing the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain ... More >>

The Pits: Georgia's GOP Swipes The Peach State

Thursday, 6 November 2008, 11:15 am | Greg Palast

Even as they drown in the anger of platoons of pissed-off voters, Republican operatives are swiping ballots with both hands. More >>

How McCain Could Win

Tuesday, 4 November 2008, 7:24 pm | Greg Palast

It's November 5 and the nation is in shock. Media blame it on the "Bradley effect": Americans supposedly turned into Klansmen inside the voting booth, and Barack Obama turned up with 6 million votes less than calculated from the exit polls. Florida ... More >>

Vote For Him - Because He’s Black

Tuesday, 4 November 2008, 3:29 pm | Greg Palast

I'm going to say something that I know the Obama campaign will just hate; but that many others are feeling but won't say out loud. We must vote for Barack Obama because he's Black. More >>





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