This week on CounterSpin: a new essay in the London Review of Books by Columbia professor Mahmood Mamdani argues that by simplifying the story of Darfur, the U.S. press misleads readers and viewers about what is really happening there. He'll join us to explain what is wrong with what we know about Darfur.
Also this week: since the outset of the so-called "war on terror" there has been no shortage of incidents demonstrating the contempt many U.S. officials have for the free press. Karen Greenberg, the executive director of the Center on Law and Security at the NYU School of Law, recently returned from
Guantánamo where American officials told her how she should tell the
Guantánamo story, emphasizing, "Tell it the wrong way and you won't be back." Greenberg will join us to talk about her essay, "
Guantánamo Is Not a Prison: 11 Ways to Report on Gitmo Without Upsetting the Pentagon."
— The Politics of Naming: Genocide, Civil War, Insurgency, Mahmood Mamdani (London Review of Books, 3/6/07)
Guantánamo Is Not a Prison: 11 Ways to Report on Gitmo Without Upsetting the Pentagon, Karen Greenberg (TomDispatch, 3/8/07)