Greg Palast is, in my opinion, one of the few contemporary journalists worth reading. He knows what the role of the Fourth Estate is supposed to be and he diligently fulfills it. Here in the following article he receives some well-deserved recognition from the mainstream press which is usually too timid to report the stories he so doggedly pursues. – t.h.g.
A Determined Voice Lost in the Wilderness
by Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle
Greg Palast may be the only journalist with a New York office who works, as he says, “in journalistic exile.” There, with a team of a half-dozen researchers largely supported by $50 donations from readers, Palast ferrets out documents and smoking-gun-toting insiders from Washington to Ecuador and uses them to gird his bitingly sardonic investigative essays that most American mainstream outlets won’t touch. … [more]