Vultures’ Picnic

Vultures’ Picnic
Greg Palast

I wonder what the future of investigative journalism holds. With the shift from print to digital media and the increasing legalization and control of the image of power, the intrepid reporter is becoming an endangered species. So thank heavens for Greg Palast, whose brand of reportage verité has done so much to uncover the dirty deeds of the very rich and very powerful, which is to say some of the scummiest people on earth. Behind every great fortune is a great crime, or, as Palast puts it, “there is no such thing as a victimless billionaire.” The conspiracies are real, and deadly.