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Amy Goodman

  • American journalist
  • Born April 13, 1957

Amy Goodman (born April 13, 1957) is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, and author. Her investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Chevron Corporation's role in Nigeria. Since 1996, she has been the main host of Democracy Now!, a progressive global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and the Internet. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Thomas Merton Award in 2004, a Right Livelihood Award in 2008, and an Izzy Award in 2009 for "special achievement in independent media".


If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them.




A typical Ponzi scheme involves taking money from investors, then paying them off with money taken from new investors, rather than paying them from actual earnings.




Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier, doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.




War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters.




The U.S. news media have a critical role to play in educating the public about climate change.




The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government.




We have to protect all journalists, and journalists have to be allowed to do their jobs.




Beyond the borders of wealthy countries like the United States, in developing countries where most people in the world live, the impacts of climate change are much more deadly, from the growing desertification of Africa to the threats of rising sea levels and the submersion of small island nations.




I've learned in my years as a journalist that when a politician says 'That's ridiculous' you're probably on the right track.



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