Oct 14 2011

Arun Gupta on Occupy Wall Street, Jasmin Ramsey on Iran plot


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This week on CounterSpin: Did the corporate media turn on the Occupy Wall Street protests? When the protests started, the media story was a familiar one—the press ignored them, then derided activists for being leaderless, bongo pounding know-nothings. But then something happened, and suddenly anti-Wall Street activism is leading the nightly newscasts and splashed on the front page. Independent journalist and co-founder of the Occupied Wall Street Journal Arun Gupta will join us to talk about this shift–and what the media is still not getting quite right.

Also on CounterSpin today: Two days after Attorney General Eric holder alleged that the US had foiled an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. a Washintgton D.C. restaurant, many experts are saying the details of the government’s case don’t seem to add up. We’ll talk to journalist Jasmin Ramsey, editor of Inter Press Service’s Lobelog about what questions reporters should be asking.



–“Some Preliminary Questions about the Alleged Iranian Terror Plot,” by Jasmin Ramsey (Lobelog, 10/11/11)