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CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the each week’s major news stories, and exposes what the mainstream media may have missed in their own coverage. Combines lively discussion and thoughtful critique. Produced by the national media watch group FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting).
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
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
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
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