Apr 20 2012

Antonia Juhasz on BP anniversary, Lee Fang on Hilary Rosen


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This week on CounterSpin: This week marks the two-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Media will be checking in on the Gulf to mark the anniversary—but what will their reporting on this ongoing environmental catastrophe look like? We’ll talk to journalist Antonia Juhasz about her new report in the Nation, “Two Years Later: BP’s Toxic Legacy.”

Also on the show: Comments CNN contributor Hilary Rosen about Mitt Romney’s wife induced the punditocracy to take up questions of women’s work – and that’s never pretty. But besides the silly things that were said, what about some of the questions that weren’t explored – like, who’s Hilary Rosen? Our guest says it’s more Rosen’s day job than her off the cuff comments that warrants scrutiny. Journalist Lee Fang is senior investigator at the Republic Report.org.


–“Two Years Later: BP’s Toxic Legacy,” by Antonia Juhasz (The Nation, 4/18/12)

–The Real Hilary Rosen Scandal, by Lee Fang (Republic Report, 4/13/12)