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.
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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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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
Washington Post’s prestige based on proximity to power
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