This week on CounterSpin: did inadequate reporting help pave the way for the recent Supreme Court ruling on abortion? We’ll hear from veteran women’s rights and women’s health advocate Gloria Feldt on how, she says, media mistakes fueled the high court ruling.
Also on the program: did Boris Yeltsin really bring democracy and freedom to the former Soviet Union? That’s what many U.S. news outlets have reported since the former Russian president’s death on April 23rd. We’ll talk to Professor David Kotz of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, about Boris Yeltsin’s real legacy.
— How Media Mistakes Fueled the High Court Abortion Ruling, Gloria Feldt (Women’s Media Center, 4/21/07)
— Russia’s Path from Gorbachev to Putin, by David Kotz & Fred Weir