John Feffer on North Korea Neil DeMause on welfare and poverty This week on CounterSpin: North Korea’s launch of several missiles on July 4th revealed once again the sensational and crisis-driven nature of US media coverage of North Korea. While media dredged up stories of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s irrationality and eccentricity, coverage … Continued
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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).
The title of the book really says it all: Lapdogs-How the Press Rolled over for Bush. Author Eric Boehlert will join us to talk about how – and why – the Beltway press corps has done its part to prop up the Bush presidency. And with Bush down in the polls, has the media mood … Continued
Articles and posts are flying around the web with headlines like ‘The End of the Internet’. How serious is the threat of the disturbingly named "Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act" and what can you do about it? And, how does it connect to the threat currently facing public access TV? We’ll talk about both … Continued