This week on CounterSpin: the racism and sexism scandal that resulted in the firing of talk host Don Imus by MSNBC after he called the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy headed hos,” has called attention to the culpability of the big media companies who profited from Imus’ bigotry and the journalists who lined up to be on his show, trading their silence for publicity. We’ll talk to Richard Prince, whose column Journal-isms is carried by the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.
Also on CounterSpin today: did the road to the Iraq War go through Italy? Investigative reporters Carlo Bonini and Giussepe D’Avanzo make their case in the new book Collusion: International Espionage and the War on Terror. Bonini will join us to talk about the pair’s work in exposing the Niger-uranium hoax, and explain the Italian connection to the infamous pre-war reporting about Iraq’s aluminum tubes.
— It’s Over: CBS Radio Fires Imus, Richard Prince (Journal-isms, 4/12/07)
— Collusion: International Espionage and the War on Terror, by Carlo Bonini and Giussepe D’Avanzo