Jason Leopold – USA

Added July 13, 2008: Linked also with GoDaddy.com, which is also mentionned on wikipedia, and on Hosting Central. See also: AOL/Microsoft-Hotmail Preventing Delivery of Truthout Communications, UPDATE: 09.20.07 (this is obviously an elite’s struggle against an investigative journalist). See also his article State Department’s Iran Democracy Fund Shrouded In Secrecy, July 11, 2008.

Linked with TruthOut.org.

Read his today’s article: Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!

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Jason Leopold – USA

He says: “… the place to find a scoop is by reading every bit of information contained within documents. For example, if you’re a business reporter assigned to a company or industry you should pore over the company’s past and present SEC filings.

That takes time, though. You could be reading hundreds of pages of jargon but then you might stumble upon a footnote that shows how a company is either taking a charge against earnings for something that wasn’t disclosed to its shareholders or paying a CEO tens of millions of dollars in bonuses. Usually, these types of issues are not discussed by a company publicly because it could negatively affect their stock price. But a company is required to report it to the SEC so the company will include the information in their quarterly reports but it’s hidden and 99 percent of the time no one ever spots it. That’s why it’s crucial to read everything and not just skip it and get a statement or quote from a spokesman or CEO. The same goes with politics. Unless you’ve got some great sources that are going to feed you information you should be reading every budget bill and every piece of legislation that comes down the pike”. (Excerpt Interview March 11, 2006, Mediabistro).

Read: Jason Leopold: Plamegate Udate.

Three years ago this week, a devastating blackout left 50 million people in the dark in the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada for nearly three days, forced the closure of the New York Stock Exchange, resulting in a $10 billion economic loss, and proved that our domestic infrastructure is vulnerable to even minor accidents and human error.

Today, the US power grid – three interconnected grids made up of 3,500 utilities serving 283 million people – still hangs together by a thread, and its dilapidated state is perhaps one of the greatest threats to homeland security, as opposed to, say, that vial of lip gloss in your purse or the bottle of shampoo in your travel bag. (Read the whole Article of August 20, 2006 on Scoop).

Read Jason Leopold’s article of July 27, 2006: “It feels like I’m fighting insurgents right now”.

During 2000 – 2001, a devastating blackout left 50 million people in the dark in the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada for nearly three days, forced the closure of the New York Stock Exchange, resulting in a $10 billion economic loss, and proved that our domestic infrastructure is vulnerable to even minor accidents and human error. Today, the US power grid – three interconnected grids made up of 3,500 utilities serving 283 million people – still hangs together by a thread, and its dilapidated state is perhaps one of the greatest threats to homeland security, as opposed to, say, that vial of lip gloss in your purse or the bottle of shampoo in your travel bag. (Read the whole long article of August 20, 2006 on ZNet).

Read: Karl Rove Indicted on Charges of Perjury, Lying to Investigators, May 13, 2006.

Jason Leopold is a freelance reporter and author of the 2006 memoir News Junkie. Leopold reportedly was covering California’s electricity crisis of 2000 – 2001 as Los Angeles bureau chief of Dow Jones Newswires. He has written news stories on the issue and was reportedly the first journalist to report that energy companies were engaged in manipulative practices in California’s newly deregulated electricity market. Jason Leopold has also reported extensively on Enron. He was allegedly the first journalist to interview former Enron President Jeffrey Skilling following Enron’s bankruptcy filing in December 2001. He has broken numerous stories on the financial machinations Enron engaged in and his investigative pieces on the company have been published in The Nation, Salon.com, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, CBS Marketwatch, Entrepreneur, Utne Reader and numerous other national and international publications. Mr. Leopold was also a regular contributor to CNBC and National Public Radio and had also been the keynote speaker at more than two-dozen energy industry conferences around the country. Mr. Leopold has been writing about foreign and domestic policy online for publications such as Alternet, CounterPunch, Common Dreams, ZNet, Z magazine, The Raw Story, Counterbias, Scoop and Truthout.org. (See much more on wikipedia).

Read: Leftist Hate Campaign Against Blogger Gets Deadly Serious.

Jason Leopold is also the author of the bestselling memoir, NEWS JUNKIE. He has written over 2,000 stories on the California energy crisis and received the Dow Jones Journalist of the Year Award in 2001 for his coverage on the issue as well as a Project Censored award in 2004. Leopold also reported extensively on Enron’s downfall and was the first journalist to land an interview with former Enron president Jeffrey Skilling following Enron’s bankruptcy filing in December 2001. Leopold has appeared on CNBC and National Public Radio as an expert on energy policy and has also been the keynote speaker at more than two dozen energy industry conferences around the country … He spent two years covering California’s electricity crisis as Los Angeles bureau chief of Dow Jones Newswires. Jason has spent the last year cultivating sources close to the CIA leak investigation. (See more on Processmedia).

Read his article ‘Bush’s Demented Priorities’ on this page of counterpunch.

links:

Gorilla Radio;

The Brad Blog;

The California Chronicle;

Today in the Times;

Nelms Grabs Second Feature Win at Rockford;

Addicted to news;

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