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


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


Steve Rendall and Julie Hollar on PBS


Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: What's public about public TV? That's the question posed by new research by FAIR, the group that brings you this show. PBS was founded to serve as a real alternative to commercial television, to be the place where you could find perspectives and views that the corporations that pay for commercial TV wouldn’t want to support. The network may have some very good programming still, but how well is it serving the goals with which it was charged? FAIR's expose looks at news and public affairs programming, in the wake of the disappearance from […]


August 13, NYC: Join FAIR's Steve Rendall for a Discussion of Corporate Influences on Cable News

Join FAIR's Steve Rendall for a Discussion of Corporate Influences on Cable News Join FAIR's senior analyst and CounterSpin co-host Steve Rendall in Brooklyn on Thursday, August 13 for an evening of discussion about cable news and its corporate influences. Brian Stelter, the former editor of TVNewser and current New York Times media reporter, will also be speaking at the forum, which is organized by Gelf Magazine as part of their monthly Media Circus series. The event begins at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm) at the JLA Studios art gallery on 63 Pearl St. in the DUMBO neighborhood […]


Mark Brenner on Big 3 bailout, Steve Rendall on the Fairness Doctrine


Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Bailing out the Big Three. GM, Ford and Chrysler are on the brink of total failure, we're told. In a season of corporate bailouts of all sorts, this one is meeting more resistance—in part because union autoworkers, we're told, are making too much money. Mark Brenner of Labor Notes will join us to talk about it. Also on CounterSpin today, with Democrats poised to take more power in Washington, is there really a plan in the works to muzzle right-wing talk radio? Steve Rendall of FAIR and CounterSpin will join us to dispel some […]


David Cay Johnston on meltdown/bailout, Isabel MacDonald & Steve Rendall on 'Smearcasting,' FAIR's Islamophobia report


Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: The bailout story turns again as Congress passes the White House's bailout bill. Will reporters give up questioning the plan entirely now that it has that holy grail of "bipartisan support"? We'll hear from one journalist who's been calling for skepticism from the beginning--author and reporter David Cay Johnston, recently retired from the New York Times. Also on the show: "Smearcasting: How Islamophobes Spread Fear, Bigotry and Misinformation," is the name of a just-released report by FAIR that looks at how America's leading Islamophobes--who the report dubs "The Dirty Dozen"--are able to spread their […]


Steve Rendall on Air America, Jeremy Weir Alderson on Homelessness Marathon


Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: When liberal talk radio network Air America is in the news these days, it's likely something about the departure of their top host or their brush with bankruptcy. Bringing left-leaning talk to the right-dominated world of talk radio was certainly a bold idea, so what should we be learning from the Air America experiment? And does it tell us anything about the future of progressive talk? We'll talk about it with FAIR's senior analyst and CounterSpin's very own Steve Rendall. Also on the show: On February 20 and 21 radio listeners around the country […]


Zeynep Toufe on Iraq 'sovereignty,' Steve Rendall on NPR study

Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Some journalists are beginning to challenge George Bush on his claim that Iraq will have "complete and full sovereignty" come June 30th. Bush’s claim is false, but our guest says, more than that, the US-drafted Iraq resolution before the UN Security Council could mean perpetual occupation. We'll talk to Zeynep Toufe, who writes the new blog, Also on the show: The story that National Public Radio is a bastion of liberalism is a staple for conservative pundits. The old line was revived recently with the launch of the new avowedly liberal network Air […]


Karl Grossman & Steve Wing on Fukushima


Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Japan's Foreign Minister has told officials to stop claiming Japanese food is safe. This after beef contaminated by radiation from Fukushima’s No. 1 nuclear power plant was sold and consumed around the country. Meanwhile a devastating report from Associated Press reveals that a system to forecast radiation threats did function but was ignored by top officials who didn’t understand its significance. One result: the Karino Elementary School, which the system predicted would be directly in the plume coming from Fukushima’s nuclear plant, was not evacuated, but instead used as temporary shelter for people fleeing […]