Sep
16
2011

Brandi Grissom on Texas death penalty, Tom Engelhardt on campaign coverage

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This week on CounterSpin: For a lot of people, the Republican debate on September 9 had one memorable moment: when Texas governor Rick Perry was asked about his state's death penalty record, the audience cheered wildly. Moderator Brian Williams wanted to know if Perry lost sleep worrying whether he'd ever executed an innocent man. Perry said no, and that's where it was left. But what's the record in Texas? We'll ask Texas Tribune reporter Brandi Grissom.

Also on CounterSpin today, at this point in the 2008 Republican primary season, Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson were topping GOP polls. So why the intense media coverage so early, when the field is still subject to great changes? We'll talk to Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch.com about that.

 

LINKS:

--Brandi Grissom's articles at the Texas Tribune

--TomDispatch.com