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 http://neckdeepbook.com.

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, consortiumnews.com, is an incredibly important resource.  Please visit the site, and support them any way you can.