INTERVIEW WITH INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER GREG PALAST

06/22/06

GREG PALAST REPORTS FOR THE BBC'S NEWSNIGHT PROGRAM, HE ALSO WRITES FOR ENGLAND'S GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER AND HARPER'S MAGAZINE. HIS PREVIOUS BOOK - THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY WAS A BEST SELLER IN THIS COUNTRY. HE'S WRITTEN A NEW BOOK CALLED ARMED MADHOUSE (Dutton) --- WHICH TOUCHES ON A WIDE VARIETY OF TOPICS (WHICH CAME UP IN THIS INTERVIEW) INCLUDING: ELECTION MANIPULATION IN 2000, 2004 AND POSSIBLY IN 2006 AND 2008; WHETHER PEAK OIL IS REAL; THE SIZE OF THE WORLD'S OIL RESERVES; THE POSSIBILITY THAT HUGO CHAVEZ IS A MARKED MAN; AND GEORGE BUSH'S ENTRANCE INTO THE NATIONAL GUARD AS A PILOT. PALAST WILL BE SPEAKING IN TAMPA THIS SATURDAY NIGHT IN A BENEFIT FOR WMNF.

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