Who What Why ?

My name is Russ Baker. For more than two decades I have been an investigative journalist, doing what I believed journalists were supposed to do—seek the truth and publish nothing less. Over the years, however, I have learned how the media gatekeepers, both “mainstream” and “alternative,” will not allow the biggest, most disturbing revelations to see the light of day.


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Victims of Franco Regime Still Search for Justice

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhen Spanish dictator Francisco Franco died on November 20, 1975, former US President Richard Nixon described him as a “loyal friend and ally” “through a policy of firmness and fairn

Testing Is Broken, Contact Tracing Has Failed: There’s a Better Way

Reading Time: 24 minutesRarely do we have guests back on this podcast after only three months. But then rarely are we in the midst of a global pandemic that is getting worse by the day. A coronavirus vaccine, the holy grail of this pandemic, is still months away. Labs doing the standard nasal swab PCR tests are once again overwhelmed and taking much longer to return results.

Lindsey Graham’s the Law-and-Disorder Senator

Reading Time: < 1 minuteSouth Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who faces an ethics complaint for allegedly trying to sway the outcome of the presidential election in Georgia, is now calling for an audit of mail-in ballot signatures in the state where Joe Biden was just certified the winner. 

You Don’t Know Jack

Reading Time: 7 minutesFor the umpteenth time, golf enthusiasts were treated this weekend to footage of legendary golf figures Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus making ceremonial tee shots at the Augusta National Golf Club. Normally, this traditional scene at the Masters Tournament conjures up not only nostalgia, but tears among the faithful.Not this year. Definitely not this year!

Undocumented NJ Residents at Risk Under New Proposed Rules

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis story has been edited to clarify how applicants who do not have a Social Security Number can apply for a driver’s license, according to the MVC’s proposed draft rules.Later this week, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will formally decide on rules that will determine how easy it is for the state’s undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses, b

Trump Launches Tirade Against Top Voting Machine Vendor

Reading Time: 3 minutesRefusing to publicly accept defeat, President Donald Trump repeated a debunked right-wing conspiracy theory on Twitter in recent days, claiming millions of votes were potentially altered by a top voting machine manufacturer.Dominion Voting Systems

Women of Color Lead On the Ground in Georgia

Reading Time: 5 minutesFor decades, the Peach State was reliably red. But an increasingly diverse population in Georgia — coupled with the culmination of years-long efforts to fight the state’s deeply institutionalized voter suppression schemes — has meant that the state is projected to flip blue for the first time in 28 years.