This week on CounterSpin: the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina was marked by media outlets remembering, among other things, those few days when some reporters decided they wouldn’t tolerate lying and deception from government officials. But what’s happened on the Gulf Coast since then, away from the cameras and TV anchors? We’ll speak with Sue Sturgis of the Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch.
Also on CounterSpin today, another media anniversary: It’s been ten years since the passage of so-called welfare reform, and most of the media are celebrating its success as measured by the plummeting numbers on the welfare rolls. Heather Boushey, senior economist with the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will tell us what’s missing from the media’s positive assessment.