Greg Palast appeared on CN Live! Saturday night to discuss the latest on voter suppression as we approach Tuesday’s election.
Journalist Greg Palast joined CN Live! to talk about what kinds of dirty tricks are being employed to suppress the vote for the next president of the United States. Palast is the author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale Of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits (read Consortium News‘ review) and his latest book, How T**** Stole 2020.
Watch the replay of “Voter Suppression” with your hosts Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria, produced by Cathy Vogan, here:
Watch Greg Palast’s new film “Purged: The Vanished Voters of Trump’s America.”
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I checked out Palast’s recent “How Trump Stole 2020” book and I was very disappointed with his quick dismissal of computerized election fraud claims within it. Multiple DefCon conventions have now established how utterly laughable the security is in America’s electronic voting and counting machines, and exit polling is a well-established means of verifying elections around the world.
There are two guests that you have on your show with some frequency. They are Ray McGovern and Greg Palast (less frequently). Both have terrific credentials, long experience, and are well educated. However, they have parallel problems; both are frustrated stage performers – and they stink at it. They are not even casually funny! One can watch both of them drift from a sober presentation of facts, and potentially useful information into a Henny Youngman-style comedy schtick. Both, also, reveal their inner personalities with their appearance. McGovern has taken to a Solomon-like beard, never trimmed. Palast is enamored of his Walter Winchell fedora that he feels cements his authenticity. All of the aforementioned are annoying eccentricities that are irksome to the viewer and vastly inhibits their value as truth tellers through to the public, And YOU, Joe Lauria, bear some of the responsibility. You seem not to take your role as moderator seriously, and allow them to drift aimlessly into their vainglorious attempts at comedy.
Ray McGovern began growing his beard when he saw a bearded Julian Assange being dragged out of the embassy and has vowed not to shave until Assange is free.
Thank you, Joe for asking Greg about election fraud. It stretches the imagination to believe that the party that shamelessly rigged two primaries against Sanders would suddenly refind their ethics in time for the general election.