May 30, 2013
We bid adieu to Michele Bachmann with Paul Dooley, Carlos Alazraqui, Kevin Rooney, Frank Conniff, Jeremy S. Kramer and Stefane Zamorano. Portions of today's program are written by Frank Conniff, David Weiss and David Feldman. Then Andy Kroll who covers dark money for Mother Jones magazine tells us about his latest expose on Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg. Andy has reported on a number of subjects, including the foreclosure crisis, financial bailouts, Congress, the 2008 and 2010 elections, and the environment. The Columbia Journalism Review said his investigation into the seamy underworld of foreclosure mills was a "must read" and "a great piece of muckracking journalism." In 2010, he was awarded an environmental journalism fellowship from Middlebury College to report from China and dig up the truth behind the green marketing for companies like Wal-Mart and Target. Andy's work has also appeared in The Detroit News, Salon, AlterNet, and CNN.com, and he's been awarded a grant from the The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund. He's also an associate editor for TomDispatch.com, and in his free time, he writes about the sport he loves most — soccer — for SportsIllustrated.com and The Wall Street Journal.