Greg Palast Tracks the Predatory Vultures of the 1%

Greg Palast Tracks the Predatory Vultures of the 1%: A Truthout Interview is with the author of the new book “Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores”

The interview has little gems like:

US media, Murdoch’d and bought, locks me out. But it’s not about me: it’s that they ignore and bury the facts that I uncover. Did Anderson Cooper tell you that BP had a blow-out, nearly identical to the one in the Gulf two years earlier in the Caspian Sea? Of course not, that would require him reporting the news instead of repeating the news.

and this one:

I mention that my Uncle Max, a mobster who competed with Capone (and lost) used to say, “The perfect crime is the one that’s legal.” I got my hands on the private emails of Timmy Geithner to Larry Summers, several confidential documents from inside the IMF [International Monetary Fund] and World Trade Organization and these things smoke. It’s the secret program for kicking the crap out of any national government (Brazil is their main target) that dares to stand in the way of the banks-turned casinos.


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