Search Results for: Janine Jackson

Sep
27
2012

CounterSpin, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart

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FAIR’S weekly radio show highlighting biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more

Feb
01
2014

Public Sector Workers Are ‘the Easiest Kid to Pick On’

Dean Baker on Detroit bankruptcy

"Its main industry was the auto industry...and that's been on a decades-long downward path which has been to a large extent the result of national policy."

Economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, told CounterSpin’s Janine Jackson that we shouldn’t believe the hype we’re hearing about the causes of Detroit’s problems, and we should pay extremely close attention to what’s being sold as the solution.

Nov
01
2013

COUNTERSPIN INTERVIEW: ‘The People Who Saw Their Dreams Exploding Are Blamed for This Crisis’

Laura Gottesdiener on Foreclosures

Anti-foreclosure activism, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. (cc photo: Michael Premo)

CounterSpin’s Janine Jackson talked to Laura Gottesdiener, author of A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home, a new book that brings the foreclosure crisis into vivid focus.

Aug
01
2013

Letters to the Editor August 2013

Always Getting Disability Facts Wrong Big thanks to both Neil de Mause (“Disabled Are New Targets for Charges of Cheating,” 6/13; CounterSpin, 6/7/13) and Janine Jackson (“Media Offer Limited Roles for People With Disabilities: ‘Inspiration’ or Invisible,” 11/12). I had not read Kristof’s piece, so thank you, Neil. The media gets disability facts wrong ALL THE TIME!!! I know from working for a law firm (the Hawkins Center in Richmond, Calif.) that aids people both in securing Social Security benefits and challenging denials that it is not easy to qualify for Social Security disability. As deMause points out, the media […]

May
30
2013

Extra! June 2013

Extra! June 2013

Gender Focus: For U.S. Media, Rape Culture Is There, Not Here Delhi has 'alarming' power structure, Steubenville 'promising' young men by Rania Khalek 'Terror Returns'--Along With Media Fixations Boston bombings revived fear of 'Islamic rage' by Peter Hart 'Such Is Life' Coverage of Another Blast's Dead When corporations kill, media turn fatalistic by Janine Jackson Working Poor Shorted in Minimum Wage Coverage Those most affected by the debate weren't part of it by Sean Cox & Steve Rendall  

Jan
16
2013

FAIR TV

FAIR's weekly installment of visual media analysis

FAIR TV is recorded, edited and released online each Friday. It features FAIR's Peter Hart, Janine Jackson and Steve Rendall discussing a recap of the week's most disheartening journalism. FAIR plans to expand this program in the future. January 11, 2012: Chuck Hagel--hawk or dove? Pundits upset about the fiscal cliff and another fake OWS story January 4, 2013: Fiscal cliff's effect on the rich and double-standards with cluster bombs 2013  2012

Sep
01
2012

'You Have a Picture; See How Complex It Is?'

'First Latina' Maria Hinjosa on reporting for the new America

Maria Hinojosa--Photo Credit: NPR/Michael Paras

Maria Hinojosa, the founding host of public radio’s Latino USA, was the first Latina reporter at NPR, the first Latina correspondent on CNN, the first Latina to anchor PBS’s Frontline, and, in the 1980s, the first Latina to host a primetime TV talkshow, New York Hotline. With the September debut of America by the Numbers from her new production company, Futuro Media Group, Hinojosa will be the first Latina to executive produce and anchor a public affairs program on PBS. FAIR’s Janine Jackson interviewed her on July 23. Extra!: In these “first Latina” situations, did you see pushing for diversity […]

Aug
30
2012

Staff Biographies

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FAIR staff are available for speaking engagements on a variety of key media issues. To contact by email: use first initial (no space) last name@fair.org Peter Hart Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpin Peter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the […]