Don Lemon’s message to black America
This is far from the first time corporate media legitimized the indictment of black culture for issues like black unemployment and community violence.
How a crisis in journalism led to the cult of balance
To fend off a serious threat to their survival, major newspaper owners promoted a new sense of journalism, one that still dominates the news industry today.
Laura Gottesdiener on Foreclosures
CounterSpin’s Janine Jackson talked to Laura Gottesdiener, author of A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home, a new book that brings the foreclosure crisis into vivid focus.
The New York Times covers Carlos Slim—carefully
The New York Times covers Carlos Slim—carefullyCarlos Slim is the world’s richest person. His father, Julién Slim Haddad, immigrated to Mexico from Lebanon as a teenager, and by the time Carlos was born, the family was well-off, having acquired a number of businesses and real estate in Mexico City. Slim took his father’s financial lessons to heart, starting a stock brokerage that slowly grew to a corporate empire. Today he owns, among other things, América Móvil, Latin America’s largest wireless services provider. In 2007, the estimated value of the companies he ran was a whopping $150 billion. In that year, …
What we talk about when we talk about inequality
In focusing solely on whether some poor Americans can swap places with those in the middle or upper classes, media coverage skirted the larger issue: the growing distance between top and bottom earners.