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This week on CounterSpin: Yes, the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations aren’t being covered much in the corporate media. But then when papers like the New York Times come down to take a look, one might wish they hadn’t. We’ll talk to Allison Kilkenny of Citizen Radio about the quality and quantity of media coverage of Occupy Wall Street.

Also on the show: “We all know why the Postal Service is hemorrhaging cash,” says the Chicago Tribune. Corporate media are clear on the causes of the Post Office’s financial crisis: no one sends mail since the internet, and postal workers get too much money. If you suspect there’s a flaw in that theory, you’re on to something. We’ll talk about what’s going on at the Post Office with Moshe Adler, economics professor at Columbia University and Empire State College.


Allison Kilkenny

–“Targeting the Post Office,” by Moshe Adler