This week on CounterSpin: As a big part of the media discussion on Egypt’s coup focuses on whether it was indeed a coup, Middle East Report editor Chris Toensing says we are asking the wrong questions. He’ll join us to talk Egypt, year three.
Also on the show: Public broadcasting’s Gwen Ifill says, media “spend a long time talking about the sequester and the fiscal cliff and all of these terrible things which are about to happen. They didn’t really happen.” Should we all be as relieved as Ifill suggests about the real world impact of sequestration? We’ll hear from Nation contributor and ThinkProgress economic policy editor Bryce Covert.
–“Egypt in Year Three,” (Middle East Report, 7/10/13)
–“Sequestration 101: If a Budget Cut Doesn’t Impact the Wealthy, Congress Won’t Fix It,” by Bryce Covert (The Nation, 4/28/13)