Our interview with Greg Palast originally aired on the East County Magazine Show on KNSJ 89.1 FM You can listen now by clicking the audio link .
By Miriam Raftery
April 27, 2018 (San Diego) – Acclaimed investigative journalist Greg Palast will be appearing and speaking at a showing of his award-winning documentary film, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Case of the Stolen Election” on Tuesday, May 1st at the Joan B. Kroc Peace & Justice Center theatre at the University of San Diego (5998 Alcala Park, San Diego).
Palast sat down with East County Magazine for an interview that aired on our show on KNSJ radio (which runs 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 89.1 FM.) The film showing is a benefit fundraiser for KNSJ public radio.
Greg Palast has been called the most important investigative reporter of our time by the Guardian newspaper. His exposé reports have been featured on the BBC, and in the Nation Magazine and Rolling Stone. He’s received the George Orwell Courage in Journalism Award, been called an American hero by Martin Luther King III, and hailed as the last investigative journalism in America by Robert F Kennedy Jr.
He’s led investigations into multi-billion-dollar frauds in the oil, nuclear, power and finance industries, and gained fame for his investigations into voting fraud in U.S. elections. He’s published several books and is the producer of “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Case of the Stolen Election”, a documentary film which asserts that the 2016 election was rigged with help of a program called Crosscheck to purge millions of minority voters off the voting rolls in swing states by falsely claiming they were duplicate voters – even when middle names didn’t match, or surnames were common Latino, Asian and black names in different states.
Before the election, Palast predicted how Donald Trump would win the election with help not from Russians, but from Crosscheck. He now has a post-election updated version of his documentary film out that will be showed at the May 1st viewing.
The mastermind behind Crosscheck was Kris Kobach, whom Trump later named to chair his Commission on Election Integrity—an action Palast likens to putting Al Capone in charge of financial integrity.
Palast has local ties and is a frequent visitor to East County, where his mother, Gladys, resided for many years.
Update: Hours after this interview, Gladys Palast, Greg's mom, passed away at age 96. I drove Greg to the hospital, where he was able to see her before she died.
Greg has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Activist San Diego and KNSJ Radio, which are establishing a fund in Gladys Palast's name to foster youth activism. Donations to KNSJ may be made at www.KNSJ.org. For details on memorial services set for April 27 and May 1, click here.