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Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig, has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his 30 years as a journalist. His...

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Robert Scheer: Enron’s Enablers Go Unpunished

“Kenny Boy” Lay and Jeffrey Skilling would have remained small-time crooks were it not for the energy industry deregulation measures they effectively purchased from Bush I and II.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


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John Burton on California Before Arnold

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer does a career-spanning interview with the “blue-collar liberal” who helped rule California politics as both a congressman and leader of the state legislature over the last 30 years.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


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Videocast: Robert Scheer on nukes, Iraq after America, and Rumsfeld

This week Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer looks at Elbaradei’s nuclear prophecy, Iraq after withdrawal and Stan Goff’s “Reflecting on Rumsfeld.”

Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


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Robert Scheer: The Killing Fields of Iraq

A top medical journal’s report that the killing of innocents in Iraq is 10 times higher than a year ago completely contradicts Bush & Co. contentions that U.S. troops are stabilizing the country.

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Videocast: Robert Scheer on North Korea, Iran and More

In the latest installment of the Truthdig Podcast, Robert Scheer offers his take on North Korea’s nuclear test, negotiations with Iran, a possible victory for the Dems and much more.

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


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Robert Scheer: Dear Leader Brings It On

Right-wingers want to blame Bill Clinton for North Korea’s nuclear provocation, but it was the wannabe cowboy in the Oval Office who goaded the Hermit Kingdom’s leader into a Cold War-style bout of nuclear brinkmanship.

  • UPDATE: Jimmy Carter,  former emissary to N. Korea, calls for resumption of negotiations with Pyongyang
  • McCain rips Clinton’s N. Korea policy (read or watch)

  • Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


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    Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig, has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his 30 years as a journalist. His columns appear in newspapers across the country, and his in-depth interviews have made headlines. He conducted the famous Playboy magazine interview in which Jimmy Carter confessed to the lust in his heart and he went on to do many interviews for the Los Angeles Times with Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and many other prominent political and cultural figures.

    Between 1964 and 1969 he was Vietnam correspondent, managing editor and editor in chief of Ramparts magazine. From 1976 to 1993 he served as a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, writing on diverse topics such as the Soviet Union, arms control, national politics and the military. In 1993 he launched a nationally syndicated column based at the Los Angeles Times, where he was named a contributing editor.  That column ran weekly for the next 12 years and is now based at Truthdig.

    Scheer can be heard on the political radio program “Left, Right and Center” on KCRW, the National Public Radio affiliate in Santa Monica, Calif.  He is currently a clinical professor of communications at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Scheer has written nine books, including “Thinking Tuna Fish, Talking Death: Essays on the Pornography of Power”; “With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush and Nuclear War”; “America After Nixon: The Age of Multinationals”; with his son Christopher and Lakshmi Chaudhry, “The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us about Iraq”; “Playing President: “My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I and Clinton—and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush”; and “The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America.” Scheer’s latest book, “The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street” (Nation Books), was released on September 7, 2010.

    Scheer was raised in the Bronx, where he attended public schools and graduated from City College of New York. He studied as a Maxwell Fellow at Syracuse University and was a fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where he did graduate work in economics. Scheer is a contributing editor for The Nation as well as a Nation Fellow. He has also been a Poynter Fellow at Yale, and was a fellow in arms control at Stanford.

    Scheer received the 2010 Distinguished Work in New Media Award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Greater Los Angeles Chapter, and in 2011 Ithaca College awarded him the Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media.

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