This week, the FAIR radio showCounterSpin (12/19/08) has constitutional rights advocate Michael Ratner countering the fact that,
when the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a report finding former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other high officials responsible for abusive treatment of detainees in Guantanamo, Iraq and Afghanistan, with few exceptions, the media played the story down, preferring, for instance, righteous anger over embroiled Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.
Then, education writer Alfie Kohn discusses Obama cabinet pick Arne Duncan:
Obama’s pick for education secretary drew more attention than you might have expected–in large part because the press corps was lobbying Obama to make a more conservative choice. What do the media mean when they talk about things like education “reform”?
See the related FAIR Media Advisory: “Media’s Failing Grade on Education ‘Debate'” (12/16/08)