Sep 6 2013

Gareth Porter on Syrian Intelligence, Mary Bottari on Larry Summers

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johnkerryThis week on CounterSpin: The White House continues to push for military attacks against Syria, dismissing negotiations and inspections, and many corporate media outlets have cheered the prospect. But some independent journalists have been busy scrutinizing the administration’s case for war, and, frankly, it seems to be falling apart. We’ll talk with independent reporter and historian Gareth Porter about “How Intelligence Was Twisted to Support an Attack on  Syria.”

summersAlso on the program: The frontrunner for new chair of the Federal Reserve is Larry Summers. If that sounds like putting an arsonist in charge of the Fire Department, you aren’t alone, but to read some press accounts, Summers not only wasn’t responsible for the financial crisis, he was the one who fixed it. We’ll hear from Mary Bottari of the Center for Media and Democracy about that.


–“How Intelligence Was Twisted to Support an Attack on Syria,” by Gareth Porter (Truthout, 9/3/13)

–“Failing Up to the Fed: A Reporters’ Guide to the Paper Trail Surrounding Larry Summers,” by Mary Bottari (Center for Media & Democracy, 9/3/13)