This week on CounterSpin: Al Jazeera and the Guardian newspaper are publishing what are being called the Palestine Papers, leaked documents relating to the Israel-Palestine negotiations. The revelations, mostly of significant Palestinian concessions, are mostly being ignored in the U.S. media, dismissed as things we already knew. But are they? And what are Palestinians thinking of all this? We’ll speak with journalist and author Laila El-Haddad.
Also on CounterSpin today, pundits scoured Barack Obama’s State of the Union address for many things, but one concern that seems to be abiding is whether Obama makes sufficient overtures to the business class. Is there any real world support this popular notion of an anti-business White House? We’ll hear from Robert Weissman, president of the group Public Citizen.