Search Results for: Robert Parry

Mar
07
2014

Robert Parry on Ukraine, Luke Charles Harris on My Brother's Keeper

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Journalists and pundits say Vladimir Putin is off his rocker, and the proof is his invasion of Crimea, and his crazy suggestion that the US has, on several occasions, acted lawlessly. We'll talk with Robert Parry of Consortium News, about the US, Russia and the power struggle over Ukraine.

Also on the show: Barack Obama announces a new initiative with the goal of improving opportunities for black and Latino boys and men, with a big emphasis on the role of fathers. For many media, the only question seems to be 'why'd he wait so long?' But there are deeper questions to consider about the effort called My Brother's Keeper. We'll hear from Luke Charles Harris of Vassar College about that.

Feb
20
2009

Robert Parry on conservative bias, Brandon Lacy Campos on digital TV conversion

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Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: A new study from Think Progress shows that cable news stories about the stimulus debate were dominated by Republicans, with GOP guests outnumbering Democrats by 2 to 1. This isn’t an aberration says our guest, but a return to the status quo after a brief decrease in conservative media bias caused by Bush era failures. Robert Parry, the publisher of ConsortiumNews.com, and the veteran journalist who broke many Iran-Contra stories, will join us to talk about current political coverage. Also on CounterSpin today: Congress decided to delay the mandatory switch to digital TV signals […]

Nov
16
2007

Robert Parry on 'Why We Write,' Karlos Schmieder on gentrification

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Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: In the essay "Why We Write" journalist Robert Parry describes the need for an independent press to take on the mainstream media's penchant for promoting false narratives and marginalizing dissent. Bob Parry broke some of the most important stories in the last thirty years, he's the founder of the site Consortiumnews.com, he'll join us to talk about why he writes. Also on the show: When corporate media talk about poor communities their story is pretty simple, these neighborhoods are a problem and gentrification is the solution. The story changes though if you actually value […]

Mar
09
2007

Robert Parry on Libby verdict, Paul Porter on Payola settlements

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Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: former White House aide Scooter Libby was found guilty of 4 counts of perjury and obstruction of justice in the Valerie Plame leak investigation. The case might be over, but the chatter about what it means for reporters, the White House and the debate over the Iraq War will continue. Veteran reporter Bob Parry of Consortium News will join us to talk about the verdict, and the limits of what trials like this reveal to the public. Also this week: settlements over the latest payola scandals will force four large radio companies to pay […]

Nov
24
2006

Robert Parry on Robert Gates, Barbara Kopple on 'Shut Up and Sing'

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Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: George Bush's choice of Robert Gates to replace Donald Rumsfeld as Defense Secretary is being portrayed in the media as a sensible choice; part of a White House turn to more pragmatic policies and advisors in the wake of GOP congressional defeats. But in his report, "The Secret World of Robert Gates," investigative reporter Robert Parry of ConsortiumNews.com sees Gates differently. Robert Parry will joins us to talk about the Gates nomination. Also on CounterSpin today: In 2003, Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines declared on stage in London that she was ashamed that George […]

Sep
15
2006

Robert Parry on Armitage/Plame, John Stauber on 'The Best War Ever'

Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Do those who called the outing of covert CIA official Valerie Plame Wilson a scandal owe the White House an apology for suggesting it outed her as revenge against her husband Joe Wilson? In light of recent revelations about former State Department official Richard Armitage, some commentators seem to think so. We'll be joined by journalist Robert Parry for the latest on the coverage of the Plame Wilson affair. Also on the show: The Washington Post has decided to hire a professional spinmeister from the Bush White House to be the new voice on […]

Nov
04
2005

Robert Parry on White House Scandals, Michael Dorf on Samuel Alito

Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: ConsortiumNews.com editor Robert Parry will join us to reflect on the latest Bush scandal, and how the news media seem eager to help the White House get back on its feet. Parry will tell us about an alternative response to the Bush scandals and share his thoughts on the Lewis Libby indictment from the perspective of a veteran reporter who broke some of the most important Iran Contra scandal stories. Also on the show: With Harriet Miers out of the running, George Bush has put forward a new nominee for the Supreme Court. Judge […]

Jan
07
2011

Bob Parry on GOP 'info war,' Nancy Lockhart on Scott sisters

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Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: the Tea Party takes power in Washington. The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives brought a certain type of political theater—giant gavels, the reading of the Constitution, and John Boehner's tears. But there is another kind of theater to come, as Republicans vow to launch a variety of investigations of the Obama White House. Robert Parry of Consortium News will join us to talk about how these efforts are likely to play in the press. Also on CounterSpin today, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour commuted the sentences of Jamie and Gladys Scott. The […]