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Jun 4 2004

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 […]

May 1 2004

How Public Is Public Radio?

A study of NPR’s guest list

When National Public Radio was launched in 1971, it promised to be an alternative to commercial media that would “promote personal growth rather than corporate gain” and “speak with many voices, many dialects.” In 1993, when FAIR published a study of NPR’s guestlist that challenged the network’s alternative credentials (Extra!, 4-5/93), incoming NPR president Delano Lewis was still boasting about being a place where the unheard get heard (Humanist, 9/93): “Our job is to be a public radio station. So therefore the alternative points of view, the various viewpoints, should be aired.” Today, current NPR president Kevin Klose insists that […]