This week on CounterSpin: Iraq’s Shia majority is misunderstood in the U.S., where reporting on that community is often tainted by historical antagonisms toward Iranian Shias. Professor Richard Bulliet of Columbia University, who is a specialist in Islamic history, will join the show to talk about recent news from Iraq and tell us what’s wrong with reporting on Iraq’s Shia community.
Also this week: Rising gas prices are in the news. When the press looks to assign blame, we hear about OPEC, restrictive environmental regulations, and turmoil in Venezuela. But are there some other causes that aren’t being discussed? CounterSpin will ask Wenonah Hauter of Public Citizen.
Public Citizen’s Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program.