The real elephant in the room is that Chris Christie has an actual record of governing a state, and journalists seem almost totally uninterested in discussing it.
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Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: The good news from the Democratic Republic of the Congo is that the bloody, Rwandan-backed militia M23 has laid down its arms, mostly due to pressure from the US. But what is US coverage of the story skewing, and what is it leaving out? We’ll talk with Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo. Also on the show: The average food stamp benefit in this country is about $4.50 per person per day, but Congress has decided they can get by with less; some $5 billion worth of cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]
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No conflict seen in Jerusalem reporter's husband representing Israel
The Washington Post responded to FAIR's Action Alert about the Post's Jerusalem bureau reporter, Ruth Eglash, whose husband's links to the Israeli government pose a major conflict of interest. But the paper's response--to the extent that it has any substance at all--seems to misconstrue what a conflict of interest is.
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The White House continues to push for military attacks against Syria, dismissing negotiations and inspections, and many corporate media outlets have cheered the prospect. But some independent journalists have been busy scrutinizing the administration's case for war, and, frankly, it seems to be falling apart. We'll talk with independent reporter and historian Gareth Porter.
Also on the program: The frontrunner for new chair of the Federal Reserve is Larry Summers. If that sounds like putting an arsonist in charge of the Fire Department, you aren’t alone, but to read some press accounts, Summers not only wasn’t responsible for the financial crisis, he was the one who fixed it. We’ll hear from Mary Bottari of the Center for Media and Democracy about that.