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From the Archive: Here’s the Greg Palast Interview That YouTube Just Removed

At the end of May, YouTube sent me a notice that it had removed an interview from my collection on their channel.  I appealed, and they denied my appeal.This arbitrary act of censorship was discussed on the David Feldman podcast on June 6, 2022.  YouTube alleges, with no citations or evidence that a human actually listened to the podcast, that the interview included “Content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches changed the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential election is not allowed on YouTube.”

I encourage you to listen critically, and let me know if you find anything here that policy.  Greg Palast is a veteran journalist who has closely covered elections in Georgia, including 2020.  We made no false claims, including any that might suggest that the outcome was changed.  If anything, we argue that Trump lost by a larger margin, due to pre-election voter suppression schemes run by Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger and Gov. Brad Kemp, who are now darlings of the corporate media.

The robots at YouTube have removed episodes before, because my use of songs for intro music violated music licensing policies.  In this case, they didn’t notice that I used “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by Charlie Daniels at the start of the show.

Palast and I are conferring about a response, which may include legal action.

Here is the original text from the post of the podcast:

For the absolute final Last Interview, investigative journalist Greg Palast returns to talk about rejected mail-in ballots, Trump’s futile legal gambits, and the Palast-supported lawsuit to restore 198,000 purged voters in Georgia.Palast is the author, most recently, of How Trump Stole the 2020 Election, in which he detailed many predictions that have come true.

We open with discussion of the flaws of mail-in voting, as Palast estimates that 4 million ballots nationwide were rejected this year.  In states that permit the “curing” of defective ballots, he estimates that only a small number of voters actually did get to fix their errors.

While Palast declares there was not significant voter fraud in this cycle, the claims that it was a “perfect” election, or the most secure ever, do not win his approval.  He notes that the efforts to rig the outcome before November 3 are ignored by the corporate media, which got the desired result.

He discusses the lawsuit that he testified about yesterday, December 10, in federal court in Georgia, seeking to restore 198,000 voters who were dropped from the rolls because the secretary of state claimed they had moved; Palast has evidence that 198,000 out of 300,000 purged had provably not moved.

Palast is joining PBC in retiring, in his case after the January 5 Senate runoff in Georgia.  We thank him for his tireless efforts for clean American elections.