Jun
05
2009

Fred Clarkson on Tiller murder; Adam Serwer on Sotomayor

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This week on CounterSpin: There’s been a lot of coverage of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, allegedly killed by and anti-abortion activist. But there has been relatively little discussion of the culture that such violence arises from, where mainstream anti-abortion figures regularly demonize abortion providers—and we’re not just talking about Bill O’Reilly. We’ll talk to Fred Clarkson, who has been monitoring and writing about anti-abortion violence for years.

Also on the show: As the vetting process of prospective Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor goes forward, Americans can be forgiven for not actually knowing very much specific about the candidate's record; that's because big media have so far seemed more concerned that you know what Rush Limbaugh thinks of her. We'll discuss what's missing from that coverage with Adam Serwer of the American Prospect blog TAPPED.