This week on CounterSpin: The US media narrative equating terrorism with Islam was on embarrassing display last week following the Norwegian terror attacks, a story which raised issues about right-wing extremism, and the links between violent speech and violent actions. We’ll speak with Devin Burghart, the vice president of the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights, who has written about white nationalism in Norway and the US.
Also on CounterSpin today, some things about the Dominique Strauss Kahn rape case are all-too familiar: a famous, powerful suspect, an anonymous accuser whose background and personal life are subjected to intense media scrutiny—along with the usual sickening conjecture from the tabloids. This time around, some things are different. The accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, is speaking out publicly, pushing back against some of the media coverage. We’ll talk to freelance writer and Alternet editor Julianne Escobedo Shepherd about the case.
–“DSK’s Alleged Victim Is Speaking Out — Will She Get a Shot at Justice?,” by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, (AlterNet, 7/25/11)