FAIR Radio on Prop 8 Blame and ‘Impossible’ Guantanamo Closure

Don’t miss this week’s offering on the FAIR radio program CounterSpin (11/21/08):

The victory of Proposition 8 in California has, at least for the moment, put the brakes on gay marriage in that state. The post-election recriminations are flying, but the main story we’re hearing is that black voters turned out in droves–to support Barack Obama, and to defeat gay marriage rights. Is that narrative correct? We’ll ask journalist Kai Wright.


According to the New York Times, Newsweek and NPR, for Barack Obama to keep his promise to close the Guantanamo detention camp will be next to impossible, extremely complicated and easier said than done. You could get the idea that some journalists would like to put off resolving the problems created by a Bush policy to isolate detainees and totally deprive them of rights. We’ll discuss Guantanamo, Obama’s promise and the media with journalist Andy Worthington, the author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison.

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