This week on CounterSpin: a new FAIR survey of coverage of poverty on the network newscasts finds scant media interest in the topic. Weren’t the media committed to changing their ways in the wake of Hurricane Katrina? We’ll talk to the co-author of the report Neil deMause.
Also on CounterSpin today, How hid U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting an unarmed suspect and covering up their involvement in the case, became heroes on cable news shows and a cause célèbre of the anti-immigrant right? Writer Alex Koppelman traced the saga for Salon.com, he’ll join us to talk about his story, “The Ballad of Ramos and Compean.”
— The Poor Will Always Be With Us: Just not on the TV news, by Steve Rendall & Neil deMause (FAIR, 9/6/07)
— The Ballad of Ramos and Compean, by Alex Koppelman (Salon, 9/4/07)