Search Results for: Peter Hart

May
10
2013

Peter Hart on Syria and Sarin, Dilip Hiro on Afghan Corruption

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Peter Hart talks about Syria and chemical weapons claims, and author Dilip Hiro joins the show to talk about how stories about Afghan corruption fail to explain the U.S. role in creating that corruption.

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

Dec
05
2008

Paul Sullivan on Gulf War Syndrome, Peter Hart on Obama's nominees

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Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: For years veterans claiming to suffer from Gulf War Syndrome were derided as cranky and hysterical by the department of defense and even by some journalists. Will that change now that a definitive report says the Gulf War illnesses are real, incurable, and caused by toxic materials used by the U.S. military during the 1991 Gulf War? We'll talk to Paul Sullivan, a veteran and the executive director of Veterans for Common Sense. Also on the show: As the Obama White House takes shape, Americans are asking what the president-elect's cabinet choices suggest about […]

Jan
11
2008

Peter Hart on 2008 primaries, Kali Akuno on New Orleans public housing

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Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Expecting the pundits, political reporters and pollsters to learn from their mistakes may be a bad bet considering their performance in covering the recent Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. But the bad coverage didn't end at bad predictions about who would win and lose and which candidates would be forced to leave the race. We'll be joined by CounterSpin's own Peter Hart for a discussion of the election coverage so far. Also on the show: Remember how Hurricane Katrina was going to force elites in this country to acknowledge decades of neglect, […]

Oct
15
2010

Peter Stone on campaign financing, Dean Baker on TARP

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Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Reporters can always find many themes in election season, but some are saying this time around there's really only one and that’s money. A new study from the Center for Public Integrity examines the fundraising going into the midterm elections; what impact is the Supreme Court's Citizen United ruling having on the already prepossessing flow of dollars to candidates and their PR? We'll hear from the study's author, Peter Stone, the head of Center for Public Integrity's Money and Politics team. Also on the show: The economic meltdown and the government response to it […]

Apr
01
2014

Extra! April 2014

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Articles Available Only to Subscribers: SoundBites Letters GENDER FOCUS The War on Poor Women of Color Abortion coverage slump matches class & ethnic shift by Rania Khalek Sunday Morning Snow Job Beltway talk shows’ flaky climate coverage by Miranda C. Spencer Leading Papers’ Sources Tilt Toward TPP Sparse, slanted coverage of corporate-friendly deal by Steve Rendall and Melanie Nakashian Good Protesters—and the Bad Kind When Molotov cocktails are just a ‘boy’s adventure’ by Peter Hart On Homeland, Islam Means Terror TV’s one major Muslim character is a secret Al-Qaeda agent by Arun Kundnani

Mar
01
2014

Jeff Bezos and the Imperial Paper

Washington Post’s prestige based on proximity to power

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos paid $250 million for the Washington Post—but Amazon is being paid more than twice that by the CIA.

Feb
05
2014

Extra! February 2014

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SoundBites Abortion Restrictions Soar, Media Coverage Sags National papers underreport shifting landscape by Julie Hollar COUNTERSPIN INTERVIEW Public Sector Workers Are ‘the Easiest Kid to Pick On’ Dean Baker on Detroit bankruptcy Fallujah Slaughter Rewritten as Sacrifice Power vacuum—or memory hole? by Peter Hart Muzzling Critics—or Building Media Democracy? Ecuador media law riles US journalists by Peter Hart FAIR STUDY Names in the News—or Not People, places and issues on cable news in 2013 by Melanie Nakashian and Jim Naureckas