May 21 2004

Amy Goodman on The Exception to the Rulers

Download MP3 This week’s CounterSpin is a special interview with Amy Goodman. She’s the host of the acclaimed daily radio and television show Democracy Now!, and co-author with David Goodman of the new book: The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media that Love Them. As you can probably tell from a title like that, Amy’s got a lot to say about the media: how they cover the big issues, and even how independent journalists are treated by the press pack. LINKS: Democracy Now! radio and TV news The Exception to the Rulers, by Amy […]

Oct 1 1999

Selling Off Pacifica?

The U.S. media system has very few places where dissenting voices can be regularly heard, unconstrained by the interests of corporate owners or the censorship of advertiser dependence. There may be no more important exceptions to this rule than the five radio stations owned by the Pacifica Foundation–the Bay Area’s KPFA, Los Angeles’ KPFK, New York’s WBAI, D.C.’s WPFW and Houston’s KPFT. But how long these stations will continue to exist is very much an open question. Pacifica has long been torn by charges that its national board, led by U.S. Civil Rights Commission chief Mary Frances Berry, is bent […]