Greg Palast

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Katherine Harris calls Greg Palast, 'twisted and maniacle.' But Michael Moore calls his reporting for BBC television 'courageous.' And Noam Chomsky says: Greg Palast "upsets all the right people."

In England, Palast is known as, "the most important investigative reporter of our time…" (Tribune Magazine, UK). But, his award-winning investigative reports for BBC television have been banned from us airwaves. His writings for Britain's Guardian have been stopped at the border.

Greg Palast is the author of the book, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy -- nearly one year on the New York Times best seller list - the special elections edition is released this month.

Palast is best known in the USA for his reports on the theft of the election in Florida and the connections between the Bush family and the Bin ladins which form the basis for Michael Moore's latest film.

" No one has uncovered more about the bush dynasty than Greg Palast … and lived to write about it…." (Baltimore Chronicle).


Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” a book Michael Moore has called “courageous reporting.” He has uncovered fraud and corruption in the highest seats of power, exposing the back-room crimes and propaganda lies of the New World Order's robber barons-- from the pirates in the Oval Office to the corporate globalizers steamrolling the world over. Written in a no-holds-barred, in-your-face style, The Best Democracy Money Can buy is a must read for anyone who believes that the First Amendment is important enough to use and that democracy cannot be bought.

Greg Palast's writings have appeared in The Washington Post, Harper's, and The Nation. He's been a guest on Politically Incorrect, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, and does regular investigative reports for BBC's Newsnight. Winner of's 2001 "Politics Story of the Year," Greg Palast is a legend among his colleagues and his devoted leadership worldwide. Palast earned his MBA from University of Chicago, where he studies under the tutelage of ultraconservative Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman. A native of California, he divides his time between New York and London.

Known in Britain as "the greatest investigative reporter of our time" (Tribune magazine), Palast has broken some of the most infamous stories of the past decade, including:
- How the Bush family stole the election in Florida in 2000
- How Bush killed the FBI's investigation into the financing of terrorist
organizations by Saudi Arabia, and why
- How Enron cheated, lied, and swindled its way into an energy monopoly
- Groundbreaking reports on the World Bank, the IMF, the World Trade Organization, Wal-Mart and more.

Greg Palast reports the news he couldn't get the corporate media to cover

What they're saying

Katherine Harris calls Greg Palast, 'Twisted."
The White House says, "We hate that sonovabitch."
But Michael Moore calls his reporting for BBC Television 'courageous.' In England, Tribune Magazine calls him," the most important investigative reporter of our time. Greg Palast is the author of the book, The Best Democracy Money can Buy - six months on the New York Times Best Seller List.

“Greg Palast is investigative journalism at its best.  No one has exposed more truth about the Bush Cartel and lived to tell the story.”  Baltimore Chronicle

“ Here’s how your President was elected: In the year leading up to the Presidential election, Katherine Harris and Jeb Bush removed tens of thousands of citizens from the voter rolls.  Harris claimed they were felons – but almost none were – though 54% were guilty of being African-American...” The Best Democracy Money Can Buy - excerpted in this month’s Harper’s
Award-winning reporter for BBC Television’s Newsnight and The Observer of London, Greg Palast’s extraordinary reports have been front page news in Europe, yet blocked out of America’s main stream media.  “To Americans who cannot read his stories printed in Britain’s Observer, he is America’s journalist hero of the Internet.”  Alan Colmes, Fox Television

" His stories about Bush's election theft, about intelligence agency cover - ups, and globalization - backed up with smoking gun documents, inside sources and on - the - record interviews - will shock even the most informed readers." 
Not everyone has a taste for Palast.  After exposing on BBC TV the contents of a stack of documents from inside The World Bank and the World Trade Organization, the WTO called his writings, “Rubbish rubbish rubbish,” and CNN reported, “The World Bank hates Greg Palast” -- for stories the Wall Street Journal’s Jude Wanniski called, “Extraordinary reporting on the IMF,” and Nobel Laureate Joe Stiglitz called, “Excellent on the WTO.”"The information is a hand grenade." John Pilger, New Statesman

" What does a multi-award winning reporting investigator do when he has a huge story to break? If it’s Greg Palast, one of America’s foremost journalists, he goes to England! Greg Palast has repeatedly scooped the U.S. networks, and newspaper elites, reporting for Manchester’s Guardian newspaper, and BBC television’s current affairs flagship program, Newsnight. He’s reported on the truth behind George W. Bush’s theft of the 2000 presidential election, the attempted theft of Venezuelan democracy, the World Bank’s willful destruction of Argentina, Enron’s looting of California, and the cosy relationship between the Bush and Bin Laden dynasties. The problem is: The men behind the curtain of America’s media don’t want you to know about these, or any of the other stories he has to tell. Undeterred by the sucking vacuum of America’s mainstream media, Greg put together a few of his greatest journalistic hits in the book, ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: the Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization, and High-Finance Fraudsters.’ Ironically, the stories the New York Times didn’t find fit to print have become a New York Times best-seller. Now Greg Palast is releasing a DVD, ‘Bush Family Fortunes,’ based on ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,’ and featuring some of his reports from Britain." Chris Cook, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Accolades and Awards

National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism (Book Category - First Place) - July 2003

‘ Reporter of the Year.’ -Guerrilla News Network

Palast won Britain’s highest journalism honors for his 1998 undercover investigation of influence peddling within Tony Blair’s cabinet – by Enron and other US corporations.  He then turned his sleuthing skills on to the Bush money trail: uncovering for BBC and The Observer the uncomfortable truths of how the Bush Administration quashed investigations of Saudi financing of terror -- and Poppy Bush’s extraordinary methods for stuffing his bank account and his son’s campaign coffers. 

Palast, winner of the Financial Times David Thomas Prize and Nominated Business Journalist of the Year (UK) for his exposing “Reverend” Pat Robertson’s legally dodgy business scams, has appeared in (“Politics Story of the Year” 2000), Harper’s and The Washington Post ... yet he remains to most Americans, ”The world’s greatest investigative reporter you’ve never heard of.” (Cleveland Free Times)

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