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Counterspin – August 18, 2006

This week on CounterSpin: American diplomacy and prestige abroad has seldom been in lower water, a situation underlined by the White House’s destructive role in the Lebanon-Israel crisis. But do US media recognize the degree of the problem? We’ll talk to Ian Williams, UN correspondent for the Nation, and author to the blog Deadline Pundit, … Continued


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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 … Continued


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Counterspin – August 4, 2006

This week on CounterSpin: With the resounding margin of 410 to 8, the House of Representatives passed a resolution in late July endorsing Israel’s continuing attacks on Lebanon and the Gaza Strip; but our guest explains that that overwhelming bipartisan majority endorsed some other things as well, including the meaninglessness of international law and potential … Continued


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Counterspin – July 14, 2006

Guests: Mark Weisbrot on Mexican election; James Zogby on Gaza crisis This week on CounterSpin: The still-unresolved presidential election in Mexico is a lot of things to the US press: a test of the appeal of trade deals like NAFTA, or a referendum on left-wing populism. It’s no surprise that the consensus media favorite among … Continued