Interview: Greg Palast, “Armed Madhouse”

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A recent Bill Moyers journal on PBS looked back at the events leading up to the war in Iraq and asked why so many journalists weren’t skeptical enough about Bush Administration claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

BBC correspondent Greg Palast was not one of those journalists. Palast appeared with Phil Donahue and expressed serious doubts about WMD assertions before Donahue’s show was cancelled by MSNBC.

Palast did some investigative reporting in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and was charged with anti-terror violations for his efforts.

And tonight in Montpelier, Palast will talk with more of the investigative journalism from the updated paperback version of his best selling book Armed Madhouse. In that book Palast says vote rigging determined the last two presidential elections, but that news didn’t get much play in American media.

He spoke with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about his book.

Palast will be speaking at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier.

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