Jun
10
2005

David Swanson on Downing Street Memo, Betsy Leondar-Wright on Class Reporting

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This week on CounterSpin: The Downing Street memo, minutes from a 2002 British intelligence briefing that indicate that the Bush administration was intent on invading Iraq despite its claims to the contrary, is being called a smoking gun--compelling, new evidence that Bush and Blair lied to get us into war. So why does the U.S. press corps so far seem as uninterested in the memo as, well, as the White House would obviously like them to be? We'll hear from David Swanson, co-founder of the new coalition AfterDowningStreet.org.

Also on the show: Some big media outlets--including the New York Times--have decided that the class divide in America is news. The Times isn't alone--the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times are also tackling class matters and social mobility. How are they doing? We'll ask Betsy Leondar-Wright of United for a Fair Economy.

LINKS:

AfterDowningStreet.org

United for a Fair Economy