Jun 18 2004

Lee Price on economic recovery, Tala Dowlatshahi on foreign journalist visas

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This week on CounterSpin: At Fox News Channel, the line is that the economy is booming, only the public is too dumb to figure that out, in part because media are “blotting out” all the good news. What’s the real deal on the economy, and in particular the so-called “boom” in job growth? We’ll hear from Lee Price of the Economic Policy Institute.

Also on the show: Heightened security concerns have tightened up immigration procedures here in the US. But what has that meant for foreign reporters who try to come to the States to do their job? We’ll talk to Tala Dowlatshahi, the US Representative of Reporters Without Borders, about this disturbing — and underreported — crackdown on freedom of the press.