Oct
15
2004

Jim Naureckas on debate fact-checking, Ben Scott on Sinclair

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This week on CounterSpin: the presidential debates are history. The ratings seem to indicate that more Americans were tuning in than in recent years, so obviously the stakes are high. So how did the media do its job in sorting out truth from fiction? We'll ask FAIR's own Jim Naureckas about the fact-checking of the presidential debates.

Also on the show: The largest owner of TV stations in the country is forcing its stations to carry an anti-Kerry film, in primetime, commercial-free, during the last days of the election campaign. The owner, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, says the film "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal" is 'news'; many others say that's exactly what it's not. We'll hear from Ben Scott of the media reform group Free Press, about this story.

LINK:

Free Press's SinclairWatch.org