This week on CounterSpin: A recent NBC–Wall Street Journal poll showed 74 percent of Americans believed not enough had been done to regulate the banking industry. But is the legislation the Senate is now considering anything like what those people had in mind? We’ll get an update on financial reform from Mary Bottari, director of the Real Economy Project at the Center for Media & Democracy.
Also on CounterSpin today: Parliamentary elections in Iraq are leading to some mixed messages in the corporate press—”Victory At Last” declares the cover of Newsweek, while newspaper accounts hint, or even suggest, that plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq are going to need to be re-evaluated. What should we make of the election, and the media’s off-again, on-again interest in Iraq? We’ll talk to Raed Jarrar, senior fellow at Peace Action.