This week on CounterSpin: big money and big corruption in Washington. It’s not a new story, but a new book tries to tackle the latest scandals in Washington. We’ll speak to David Sirota about his book Hostile Takeover, and about what kind of advice pundits will be giving the Democrats this election year.
Also this week: The breakup of the Knight Ridder newspaper chain may well result in MediaNews, a newspaper company owned by Dean Singleton, having something approaching a monopoly on San Francisco Bay Area newspapers. We’ll talk to Tim Redmond the editor of the Bay Guardian, about Singleton and outlook for Bay Area newspapers.
—Stop Singleton’s Media Grab! (San Francisco Bay Guardian, 5/3/06)