Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of “The Silenced Majority,” a New York Times best-seller.
In this interview, the author of a devastating biography of Donald Rumsfeld covers how the former defense secretary was loathed by the first Bush president and how Rummy layed the groundwork for torture in Gitmo and Iraq.
In the wake of a Pentagon report that clears the U.S. of any wrongdoing in the shooting of Giuliana Sgrena and the killing of an agent, Sgrena isn't satisfied -- and neither are the Italians on the commission.
Government-supplied propaganda has become pervasive in mainstream media, from hiring journalists to write puff pieces to credentialing fake reporters to fawning reports from embedded reporters in Iraq. Where is independent media?
As the Italian intelligence agent who lost his life protecting Giuliana Sgrena is laid to rest, Amy Goodman speaks with a founder of Sgrena's newspaper about differing accounts, Italians' reaction and the brutality of war.