Jul 2 2004

Salih Booker on Sudan, Joanne Doroshow on Fahrenheit 9/11

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This week on CounterSpin: Once again media turn to a story in Africa only after it’s become a devastating humanitarian crisis. The violence, killing and internal displacement in western Sudan is being called a genocide. What’s the US role there and where is the press on this story? We’ll hear from Salih Booker of Africa Action.

Also on the show: Michael Moore’s new film Fahrenheit 9/11 has garnered, along with big box office receipts, harsh criticism from mainstream journalists and the right, who accuse Moore and his film of everything from inaccuracy, to cheap shots, to having a point of view. We’ll talk to Joanne Doroshow, one of Fahrenheit 9/11’s associate producers and fact-checkers, about the media onslaught.

Salih Booker’s AfricaAction.org