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Brad Friedman

Brad is an L.A.-based investigative journalist/blogger, political commentator, broadcaster, author, Commonweal Institute Fellow, and the Publisher and Executive Editor of The BRAD BLOG(, which Brit Hume of Fox "News" has describedas "popular". (For somewhat more effusive testimonials, see below.)

As a writer, he has been a regular contributor to Salon, National Memo, The Progressive, Truthout and Trial Lawyer Magazine. He's written for Mother Jones, The Guardian in the UK, Slate, Huffington Post, AlterNet, Editor & Publisher, ComputerWorld, Columbus Free Press, Harvard's Nieman Foundation of Journalism, Hustler and many other non-pornographic publications and websites. Links to many of his articles and editorials at those publications and elsewhere can be found here.

On radio, after five years as the regular fill-in host for the nationally syndicated Mike Malloy Show, he now hosts host's the nationally (and internationally) syndicated program The BradCast each weekday. It's heard on flagship affiliate Pacifica Radio's KPFK and many otherterrestrial air stations and Internet outlets around the world.

Brad is also the producer and co-host of the nationally syndicated "Green News Report", a regular 6-minute radio feature heard on stations and podcasts across the country, with his partner and co-host Desi Doyen.

Brad is a 2010 Project Censored award winner, recognized for "Outstanding Investigative Journalism" for his coverage of "The Mysterious Death of Mike Connell—Karl Rove’s Election Thief". He also contributed a chapter to Project Censored's compendium Censored 2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008-09  book on the enormous problems encountered by voters in the 2008 Election.

He is also co-founder of the non-partisan government corruption watchdog and Election Integrity organization

Reports and breaking news from his popular website, The BRAD BLOG, are frequently cited by the national media, and can be read at

In addition to appearances on ABC News, CNN, CourtTV, Fox "News" Channel, MSNBC and elsewhere to discuss his reporting on a variety of issues, Brad is also featured in a number of documentary films which highlight his work, including:

Patty Sharaf's Murder, Spies & Voting Lies
("Best Documentary", New Jersey Film Festival, 2008)
David Earnhardt's Uncounted: The New Math of America's Elections
("Best Documentary", San Diego Film Festival, 2008)
John Ennis' Free For All
Dorothy Fadiman's Stealing America: Vote-by-Vote
Phil Donahue & Ellen Spiro's Body of War

Along with co-writer Michael Richardson, Brad contributed a chapter on the illegal certification of electronic voting machines in Nevada in 2004 for Mark Crispin Miller's 2008 book Loser Take All.

On top of live speaking engagements around the country, Brad can often be heard as a frequent Guest Host on the progressive talk radio programs of folks such as Peter B. Collins, Mike Malloy, Randi Rhodes, The Young Turks, and a number of shows heard on the Pacifica Radio network. He's also the creator and host of The BRAD SHOW, a radio program co-produced with Internet news site RAW STORY and is heard as a regular and popular guest on radio shows across the country. More information, online listening links, and audio and video archives of favorite appearances are available here.

Just some of the many notable national stories he's broken on his blog include the "Secret Koch Brothers Tapes"; the "Tom Feeney/Clint Curtis/Yang Enterprises Vote-Rigging Scandal" (about which a documentary film, Murder, Spies & Voting Lies, featuring Brad and his years-long effort to investigate and report the story, has now been made); the story of the phony GOP voter suppression front group, "American Center for Voting Rights", the E-Voting Machine "Sleepover" controversy in San Diego's Busby/Bilbray U.S. House Special Election, numerous explosive exclusives on whistleblowers such as FBI translator Sibel Edmonds; the "The 2004 White House Website Scrubbing"; the voter fraud felonies of Ann Coulter; along with his well-respected, and widely-touted continuing coverage of various Electronic Voting Machine companies like Diebold, ES&S, Sequoia and many of the others who are rapidly helping to destroy American democracy.

He has filed, literally, thousands of stories on issues of Election Integrity and Electile Dysfunction since at least November 3rd, 2004. His expertise in such matters has earned him invitations to address the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in D.C., the Texas State Legislature and many other governmental and non-governmental organizations.

In 2010, on the heels of his months-long series outing the New York Times for their having fallen for the ACORN "Pimp" Hoax created by Rightwing propagandists James O'Keefe and Andrew Breitbart, Brad was honored with the BuzzFlash "Wings of Justice" award.

In the spring of 2011, Brad's hard work finally paid off when he discovered that he (and his family) had become targets at the center of a $12 million U.S. Chamber of Commerce smear, disinformation and spy plot that was to turn tools developed for the "War on Terror" against U.S. citizens. Thankfully the scheme was exposed to daylight just before it was to put into action.