Search Results for: CounterSpin

Feb 11 2016

‘This “Independent” Academic Is Promoting Public Policy Issues for a Private Corporation’

CounterSpin interview with Carey Gillam on food expert conflicts of interest

Carey Gillam

“What you see through these emails is that it was all very coordinated and very crafted by Monsanto and Monsanto PR operatives.”

Feb 10 2016

‘Cases Are Sometimes Stuck in Limbo for a Very Long Time’

CounterSpin interview with Talia Buford on environmental racism and the EPA

Talia Buford

“Stories like Flint or other stories out of the Office of Civil Rights can be a jumping off point for us to just start asking more about our communities and asking more about the world that we live in, and looking for the data to back those questions up.”

Feb 5 2016

UN Group Calls for Slavery Reparations, but Few in Media Are Listening

The Atlantic: The Case for Reparations

When a UN human rights group released a report saying African-Americans face “systemic racial discrimination” and deserve “reparatory justice,” that was not so newsworthy.

Feb 5 2016

Talia Buford on EPA and Environmental Racism, Carey Gillam on Food Coverage Conflicts

Houston (photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

The government has a responsibility to address the disproportionate infliction of environmental harms on communities of color, from the spraying of toxic pesticides to the siting of polluting factories. But do they do it, and if not, why not?

Feb 2 2016

Even Praising His Political Skills, Washington Post Still Side-Eyes Sanders

Washington Post: "Why Bernie Sanders Won Over This First-Time Caucus Goer"

Even in a piece that charts Sanders’ success in galvanizing new voters, political reporter Karen Tumulty still manages to side-eye the candidate with the observation that “Republicans are not the only voters looking for qualities beyond experience and electability.”

Feb 1 2016

‘Single Payer Saves Money by Saying No to the Insurance Industry’

CounterSpin interview with Steffie Woolhandler on media attacks on single payer

Steffie Woolhandler (photo: Rick Friedman)

“We’re paying for national health insurance and we’re just not getting it…. We’re already paying more per capita than the total cost of healthcare, public and private, for any other nation on the earth.”

Jan 29 2016

In Coverage of Planned Parenthood Smear, Partisan Conflict Crowds Out Reproductive Rights

NYT: "Undercover Planned Parenthood Video"

From the New York Times, you get that the indictment of videomakers who made a deceptive video attacking Planned Parenthood might hurt Ted Cruz, What you don’t get is a sense that a woman’s control over her own child-bearing is at stake.

Jan 29 2016

Steffie Woolhandler on Media Attacks on Single-Payer Healthcare

Single Payer Now! (cc photo: Michael Fleshman)

We should care what media are saying about single payer—as a lesson in policing possibilities, even apart from what it means for the presidential race.