Join Glenn Greenwald -- former constitutional rights attorney, best-selling author (How Would a Patriot Act? and A Tragic Legacy), and one of today’s most incisive and probing political journalists -- in conversation with Salon founder David Talbot. Glenn will be discussing his newest book, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, a ferociously argued indictment of the state of the American legal system. Greenwald charges both parties, the courts and the media with creating an oligarchy for political and financial elites. These groups, Greenwald shows, are now afforded not merely strategic advantages within the legal system, but actual immunity in the face of the most egregious criminality.
Glenn Greenwald is a constitutional law attorney and author of the political blog "Unclaimed Territory." His writing has also appeared on AlterNet and in American Conservative Magazine. Greenwald has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," Air Americaâ€™s "Majority Report" and Public Radio Internationalâ€™s "To the Point." His reporting and analysis have been credited in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Salon, and Slate, among others.
David Talbot is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Salon. He has been called "a pioneer of online journalism" by The New York Times. Talbot is the author of The New York Times bestseller Brothers, about Robert Kennedy's secret search for the truth about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He is also author of Season of the Witch, a national bestseller about the wild and bloody history that gave rise to "San Francisco values." Talbot is now at work on a book about the CIA under legendary spymaster Allen Dulles that will examine how many of the agency's current dark practices — from assassination to extraordinary rendition — originated during that era.
Journalist and author Glenn Greenwald contends that the reason media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement has ranged mostly from critical to non-existent is because many mainstream media journalists are now part of the political elite class that the movement is protesting.