This week on CounterSpin: One of the most valuable reporters working inside Iraq wasn’t living out his life’s ambition to be a war correspondent. In fact Dahr Jamail went to Iraq in large part because of how badly he thought the media were doing covering the war. He’s collected his experience in a new book ‘Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From An Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq.’ He’ll join us to tell us about it.
Also on CounterSpin today, Bill Cosby’s latest book, “Come On People,” is an extended brow-beating of African American communities for their plight, which largely excuses the greater society of any responsibility in the matter. It’s a message that resonates with the mainstream media. But not everyone embraces Cosby’s theme. We’ll talk to Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the “The Hutchinson Political Report” about Bill Cosby’s new book.