This week on CounterSpin: President Obama’s signing of a defense bill including authorization for the indefinite detention of terror suspects–including U.S. citizens– has been condemned by leading civil liberties voices. But the outrage has been somewhat obscured by a general confusion about what the bill means and the president’s intentions. Salon columnist and former constitutional litigator Glenn Greenwald will sort that out for us.
Also on CounterSpin today, Big Media companies have lined up to support the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, a bill that its supporters say will finally do something about the problem of online piracy. Discussions of SOPA in the corporate media are rather rare, but often even the critical ones still buy some of the industry-friendly assumptions about the dangers of the internet.We’ll speak to Corynne McSherry of the Electronic Frontier Foundation about that.
–Glenn Greenwald at Salon.com