This week on CounterSpin: tax day comes and goes, but certain media myths about taxes seem to be perennial. One of the ones we heard this year was about how rich people carry an unfair burden in this country. Get out your handkerchiefs! Our guest went into the belly of the beast—financial cable news—to debate that one. We’ll hear from Jared Bernstein of the Economic Policy Institute.
Also on CounterSpin today, Nigeria is scheduled to hold presidential elections on April 21, though opposition parties are complaining about serious irregularities in the run-up to the vote. This much is making the news here in the U.S., but what else should we know about Nigeria—and what could we learn from their journalists? Nigerian reporter Sunday Dare will join us to talk about that.
— Tax Day Silliness, Jared Bernstein (TPM Cafe, 4/17/07)
— Guerrilla Journalism: Dispatches from the Underground, by Sunday Dare