Counterspin – August 11, 2006

This week on CounterSpin: the battle over ballots. In Connecticut, Democratic voters tossed aside Senator Joe Lieberman in favor of anti-war newcomer Ned Lamont. Lieberman has long been the poster boy for media-friendly centrism in the Democratic Party. So what are pundits and political reporters, who’ve long advised moving the party to the right, saying about the Lamont victory? We’ll talk it over with FAIR founder and author Jeff Cohen.

Meanwhile in Mexico the fight to recount the ballots in the country’s presidential election continues, with a partial recount underway. Will this satisfy supporters of leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obradror, who are charging widespread fraud? And what is the US media-no fan of Obrador to begin with-saying about his efforts to count every vote? We’ll speak to Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Jeff Cohen on Lamont-Lieberman
Chuck Collins on Mexican election

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