Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Once again media turn to a story in Africa only after it's become a devastating humanitarian crisis. The violence, killing and internal displacement in western Sudan is being called a genocide. What's the US role there and where is the press on this story? We'll hear from Salih Booker of Africa Action. Also on the show: Michael Moore's new film Fahrenheit 9/11 has garnered, along with big box office receipts, harsh criticism from mainstream journalists and the right, who accuse Moore and his film of everything from inaccuracy, to cheap shots, to having a [...]
A Show for "The Rest of Us"
Michael Moore likes to ask the question: "What if the rest of us had a TV show?" We might want an amiably unkempt, roly-poly everyman in a baseball cap for an anchor. We'd want to fly a kite with suicide-assisting doctor Jack Kevorkian, and run a convicted felon for president under the slogan, "From the Big House to the White House." We'd poll audiences on which country the U.S. should invade next--Belize or France?--and then ask a White House spokesperson to compare invasion costs and strategies. Or we might see what happens when we try to smuggle Canadians over the [...]