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Robert Parry – Rhetoric & Wikileaks

In the wake of the tragic events of last weekend’s shooting in Tucson, there has been a great deal of talk and conjecture around the web and media about political rhetoric, and what part it may be playing in events like this.

Tonight, Mike and Mark speak in-depth with Robert Parry about this rhetoric, its’ source, how it has escalated over time and to what end. He has a great grasp of history, and shares some great insights about not only where we are, but how we got here.

Plus, we talk about Wikileaks, journalism, sources of information and the government classification of information – with the man responsible for breaking Iran Contra.

About the guest:

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, was written with two of his sons, Sam and Nat, and can be ordered at

His two previous books, Secrecy & Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & ‘Project Truth’ are also available there.

His investigative journalism website,, is an incredibly important resource.  Please visit the site, and support them any way you can.


3 comments to Robert Parry – Rhetoric & Wikileaks

  • Gregory Kruse

    Even I, who has been a radical (in the sense of root causes) since birth, and who has struggled and stressed myself to follow the radical belief that “the truth will make you free”, did not know what the science of mind control or crowd control was trying to do to me back when I didn’t know who Robert Parry is. It should have not been so great a shock to discover that half the people in the United States hate democracy. Little did I know that the truth was being hidden in a dense and barbed thicket of lies, and to find any of it would require psychological and physical courage that seems always a few feet behind me. I look to Robert Parry now for inspiration and encouragement, and will be a supporter of Consortium News for as long as we both shall live.

  • Anthony

    Learning that the game maybe rigged is the first step in everyones journey who enter adulthood with the illusion created by the generations left in the dark about the realities of an America operating in this world of nations…

    The Dick Cheney darkside is still thought of as something new and unique to some in this post 9/11 world,, and that we’re all still bound to this history of American justice in defense of freedom of all those who choose to wear the white hats–John Wayne forever

    I believe the wars for oil and the takeover of our economy by the Banking industry on and off Wall st are the two most important issues any journalist or media can cover and expose that may have the most positive effect on the future of America..

    The truth is what defends and supports our freedoms,, and I thank you all and consortium for what you all do in those areas and I’m sure you will undoubtedly be noticed by future generations as the muckraking heros who helped protect the “idea” that America is still the greatest nation on earth no matter where the light is shined..

    The plunder,, crime of our time piece was great and really needs to be delved into if for nothing else,, so people can at least begin to understand the rigging..

    From the soon to be new majority of poverty in paradise,,,,, we salute you!

  • Anthony

    Wait till word gets out to the whacko masses that corporations in America have been at war with democracy since the civil war——-hehehehe

    How have Americans not seen it?

    Democracy has always been considered the enemy of industry—collective bargaining activists are considered terrorists..

    America has had presidents who believe that and the land of the free just considers that one side of a debate–inside a democracy—don’t you find that ironic—limited democracy..

    Limited democracy=dictatorship from the neck down—the people are from the neck down–the workers–neck down—the media–neck down–whackos with guns–you guessed it!—NECK DOWN!

    Wikileaks revealed the American neck up elites prefer dictatorships over free societies–to insure resource control..

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