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Friday, March 18, 2005

Love the Greg

Greg Palast is a journalist of the old school. Not content rehashing government press releases he's an American virtually unknown in his home country. Instead, he appears in the UK on the BBC and The Observer. Balding, and with a tongue likely to lash the pliable and powerful, his best-selling heart-stopper, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, is essential reading for anyone who seriously thinks Western democracies, especially the US, are run for the people by the people.

His latest story for BBC Newsnight is stunning. Telling the real reasons behind the Iraq war (and yes, oil features pretty prominently), I await with impending cynicism the Murdoch press to embrace Palast's revelations. Or even The Sydney Morning Herald. Or indeed, any mainstream news outlet in Australia.

Call me when I can wake up.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

cs said:

Hey Antoney!!! Welcome to the 'sphere, the real 'sphere this time! Good news.

Thursday, March 24, 2005 12:35:00 am  
Blogger Glenn Condell said...

Does America have any heroes from this evil enterprise, in the same way that Itlay does with Nicola Calipari?

To my mind the American heroes of this time are the Palasts, the Ritters, the Ken O'Keefes, the Naomi Kleins. The Robert Byrds and Barbara Lees. Scorned if they are on the radar at all right now, they will at least be able to look their grandchildren in the eye when they ask 'what did you do in the war'?

Well I've had a spray on almost every thread now, I promise I'll give it a rest. Good blog Antony. I'm constructing my own at the momment and will certainly be linking to you - if I can work out how.



Saturday, March 26, 2005 2:19:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated.
It's early days for me, as you can see, but I want this blog to be, fingers crossed, and soon too, a serious source for alternative news and views. Let the new media empire start here.

Saturday, March 26, 2005 3:05:00 pm  

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