By Russ Kick
The 3rd of Russ Kick's bestselling Disinformation courses gathers one other all-star line-up of expos:
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Every story. ” Oliver Shykles, Fredda Weinberg, Ina Howard, and Phil Tanfield contributed research for this report. ” More than 20 years ago, I set out to write an article for Harper's Magazine about a Washington private-eye who'd fallen upon hard times. Once the chief investigator for the House Committee on Un- American Activities, Lou Russell had been fired for soliciting “loans” from witnesses. Cut loose from the inner sanctum of the Cold War, he turned to booze and call-girls, working freelance for whomever would hire him.
Why? It's because they can. You and I allowed this to happen. It doesn't mat- ter to which party they belong anymore. It doesn't. The biggest dif- ference, as I see it anyways, is that the Republicans aren't afraid to fight dirty, and the Democrats seem to have no fight left in them at all. The superficial styles and the personalities may differ, but it's long ceased to be about issues, and politics now solely concerns itself with the one issue to which all others must be subsumed: Gaining and holding on to power at all costs.
In the USA, the story ran on page zero. Well, let me correct that a bit. The Washington Post did run the story on the fake felon list that selected our President—even with a com- ment under my byline. I wrote the story within weeks of the election, while Al Gore was still in the race. The Post courageously ran it…seven months after the election. The New York Times ran it…well, never, even after Katherine Harris confessed the scam to a Florida court after she and the state were successfully sued by the NAACP.