Search Results for: Earl Ofari Hutchinson

May 28 2010

David Helvarg on BP spill, Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Rand Paul

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Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: The BP/Deepwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is by almost any standard a much more severe catastrophe than originally thought. Amid the now-they-tell-us reporting on safety violations and lack of regulatory oversight, some fundamental questions about offshore drilling are still left unaddressed—the most important being, “Is this a good idea in the first place?” David Helvarg from the Blue Frontier Campaign will join us to talk about that. Also on CounterSpin today, Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul skipped an interview with Meet the Press; the Tea Party poster boy likely would’ve faced […]

Oct 19 2007

Dahr Jamail on Iraq reporting, Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Bill Cosby

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Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: One of the most valuable reporters working inside Iraq wasn’t living out his life’s ambition to be a war correspondent. In fact Dahr Jamail went to Iraq in large part because of how badly he thought the media were doing covering the war. He’s collected his experience in a new book ‘Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From An Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq.’ He’ll join us to tell us about it. Also on CounterSpin today, Bill Cosby’s latest book, “Come On People,” is an extended brow-beating of African American communities for their plight, which […]

Oct 14 2005

Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Katrina and racism, Ward Harkavy on the Bush Beat

Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Most of the tales of murder and rape that came out of the Katrina catastrophe in New Orleans never happened. But that didn’t keep news media from conveying endless accounts of mayhem supposedly perpetrated by black thugs and gangs. Our guest says portrayals equating crime with African-Americans reflect a timeworn pattern, even when the stories are false. We’ll talk to author and political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson about Race, Lies and New Orleans. Also on the show: The Judith Miller saga is just one of the stories that raises questions about the relationship between […]

May 1 1989

So Sayeth Newsweek on Crime

In a cover story on crack (11/28/88), Newsweek tells us that the residents of America’s “Crack Nation” are both poor and black and white and middle class. Yet when I looked at the pictures, conspicuously missing were the white and middle-class residents that Newsweek assured me also lived there. The blacks were profiled in the usual flattering postures that the media delight in showing us. They were in handcuffs, stretched out on the ground, spread-eagle against a wall, in court, marching off to prisons and drug wards. The media have made it abundantly clear that, except for a stray Asian […]