This week on CounterSpin: For years veterans claiming to suffer from Gulf War Syndrome were derided as cranky and hysterical by the department of defense and even by some journalists. Will that change now that a definitive report says the Gulf War illnesses are real, incurable, and caused by toxic materials used by the U.S. military during the 1991 Gulf War? We’ll talk to Paul Sullivan, a veteran and the executive director of Veterans for Common Sense.
Also on the show: As the Obama White House takes shape, Americans are asking what the president-elect’s cabinet choices suggest about the political direction his administration may take. Corporate media are making no effort to hide what they think are smart, responsible choices for Obama, but the reasons for those strong preferences are rarely explored. We’ll talk with FAIR’s Peter Hart about the press reception of the new cabinet picks.
— Media Advisory: Media Cheer for ”Non-Ideological” Centrists (FAIR, 11/26/08)