Apr
18
2014

Adam Gaffney on Obamacare Costs; Astra Taylor on 'The People's Platform'

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This week on CounterSpin: It's an understatement to say that media characterizations of the Affordable Care Act vary wildly. But so much analysis is devoted to political football, when health insurance is an issue calling out for news people can use. We'll talk about coverage with Adam Gaffney, a physician and writer at theprogressivephysician.org.

Also on the show: It wasn't that long ago that many people believed the Internet would be a kind of utopia; today many still hold that if only everyone had a way to get on line, it could be a truly democratic town square. A new book interrogates that idea, and shows how in many ways the net is anything but revolutionary. It's called The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. We'll speak with author Astra Taylor.

Apr
15
2014

Can White People Be Terrorists?

How media label Kansas shooting suspect

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The man accused of shooting and killing three people at Jewish community centers in Kansas has a long history as a right-wing terrorist. So why won't media call him a terrorist?

Apr
11
2014

FAIR TV: April 11, 2014

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Apr
09
2014

Botching the Israel/Palestine Timeline

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Mar
17
2014

No More Media Silence on TPP

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Mar
01
2014

Jeff Bezos and the Imperial Paper

Washington Post’s prestige based on proximity to power

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos paid $250 million for the Washington Post—but Amazon is being paid more than twice that by the CIA.

Feb
01
2014

Calling Rape by Its Right Name

In L.A. Times, suspects with a badge get a pass

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The L.A. Times inexplicably employed every other word and phrase imaginable other than "rape" to describe what two LAPD officers were accused of.

Sep
27
2012

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