Search Results for: CounterSpin

Jan 29 2016

Steffie Woolhandler on Media Attacks on Single-Payer Healthcare

Single Payer Now! (cc photo: Michael Fleshman)

We should care what media are saying about single payer—as a lesson in policing possibilities, even apart from what it means for the presidential race.

Jan 28 2016

‘The Most Epically, Horribly Bad Thing That Could Happen Under an Emergency Manager’

Chris Savage about the Flint, Michigan, water-poisoning

Michigan 2016: White and Colored drinking fountains

“It was basically an abridgement of democracy. It was taking away power from elected officials and handing it over to a single person who’s appointed by the governor, and that person made all of the decisions.”

Jan 23 2016

‘The Core Injustice Is Indefinite Detention’

CounterSpin interview with Omar Shakir on Obama's failure to close Guantanamo

Omar Shakir (photo: Human Rights Watch)

“At the end of the day, you have more people that have died in Guantanamo than actually have been convicted by a court. “

Jan 23 2016

Holding a ‘Go Donald!’ Media Accountable for ‘Normalizing Extremism’

Donald Trump

Reporters can’t ignore public figures, but is there daylight between covering news of a person and providing them a near-constant, legitimizing megaphone?

Jan 22 2016

Chris Savage on Flint Water Poisoning

Flint, Michigan, water

Some children in the largely poor, largely black community have seen lead levels in their blood triple since the decision to take city tap water from the Flint River, but how that decision came to be made is fodder for more than the brief moment of sunlight corporate media generally afford.

Jan 20 2016

‘It’s a Way to Ignore the Failures That Exist in the US’

Laura Carlsen

“People talk about the responsibility of the United States in terms of consumption. And yet, when you look at the root problems, it’s corruption in the United States, and it’s also the whole regime of prohibition.”

Jan 15 2016

GOP’s Nikki Haley Stands Up for an Imaginary America

Segregated drinking fountain, Montgomery, Alabama.

“When you’ve got immigrants who are coming here legally,” Haley told reporters, “we’ve never in the history of this country passed any laws or done anything based on race or religion. Let’s not start that now.”

Jan 15 2016

‘This Really Is About Taking Away Access to Safe Abortion’

CounterSpin interview with Jodi Jacobson on Planned Parenthood 'sting' videos

Jodi Jacobson (Image: We Act Radio)

“Planned Parenthood is the most investigated organization, probably, in the history of the United States.”