Podcast: The “Truth Will Out” Political Fairy Tale

“Truth will out” is the biggest political fairy tale. As an investigative journalist, I have fought federal agencies for decades to squeeze out the details of boondoggles and atrocities. Unfortunately, most government coverups succeed. But there is no such thing as retroactive self-government. As Attorney General Ramsey Clark declared in 1967, “Nothing so diminishes democracy as secrecy.” That’s why whistleblowers like Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, and other heroic individuals are so important.

This 6 minute podcast includes playful vignettes of the Freedom of Information Act shaftings I’ve had from various federal agencies. I’ve using a difference cadence and microphone settings on this one; I welcome critical feedback. From the Future of Freedom Foundation

This piece was spurred in part by last week’s USA Today oped, “Julian Assange deserves a Medal of Freedom, not a secret indictment.”


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2 Responses to Podcast: The “Truth Will Out” Political Fairy Tale

  1. Tom Blanton November 29, 2018 at 12:49 am #

    I like the black and white podcast. It has a feeling of timelessness. It could be made in the past or
    made yesterday. Black and white is classic. Plus, somehow it seems more subversive like some
    kind of underground broadcast. It has more authenticity than some clown in a suit and tie wearing
    makeup while regurgitating the current talking points. Keep it up!

    • Jim November 29, 2018 at 9:40 am #

      Tom, thanks very much for your thoughtful comment & your encouragement. I have many vices but at least I minimize contact with suits and ties. Glad to hear you think the video style works….