Posts tagged “election 2012”
October 16, 2012
George Farah, author of No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control Presidential Debate , was on Democracy Now! this afternoon. With two presidential debates left before the election, hear what Farah had to say about the secret debate contract.
Watch it here!
Broadcast to tens of millions of Americans, the presidential debates are the Super Bowl of politics. A good performance before the cameras can vault a contender to the front of the pack, while a gaffe spells national embarrassment and can savage a candidacy. The slim margin for error has led the two major parties to seek—and achieve, under the aegis of the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates—tight control through scripting, severe time limits, and the exclusion of third-party candidates. In No Debate, author and lobbyist George Farah argues that these staged recitations make a mockery of free and fair presidential elections.
To learn more about Farah and the truth behind the debate, read this article by CBS featured Farah.
September 24, 2012
Willamette Week put Greg Palast in the hot seat last week, asking him questions about his newest book Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, protecting American voters’ rights, problems with the media, and even Harry Potter.
“ WW: You’ve said, “I’m a reporter. It’s not my job to preserve Democrats.” Yet almost all of your stories champion traditionally liberal causes.
Greg Palast: I didn’t say I wasn’t progressive. That certainly wouldn’t make me a Democrat. I’m completely driven by anger and resentment toward the rich. I f*****’ hate ’em. I hate these people with my heart and soul. I hate the fact they go after the defenseless and the voiceless. At this moment in history, the Republicans are more sophisticated; that’s why they’ve been rented out by billionaires to do their work. If I thought my job was to elect schmucks like Al Gore, I would jump off a building. He should have been inaugurated, even though he didn’t think so.”
To read the complete interview, check out the article online.
September 24, 2012
To learn more about the dark art of election theft, check our the book trailer for Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, by Greg Palast, on sale now.