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Counterspin – April 7, 2006

This week on CounterSpin: Video news releases are one of the ways corporations and government agencies distribute their propaganda. That wouldn’t be so bad on its own– except for the fact that those videos often show up on TV newscasts, where viewers are led to believe that these PR stunts are actually news reports. Just … Continued


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Counterspin – March 24, 2006

George Bush received high marks from many media commentators for his March 21st news conference performance. But journalists largely failed to scrutinize the accuracy of several of his statements. Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies will join us to have a look at the substance of the president’s remarks. Also on the show: … Continued


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Counterspin – March 17, 2006

The McClatchy newspaper chain is buying the larger Knight Ridder chain. What does this latest episode of corporate media concentration mean for journalism? We’ll hear from Ben Bagdikian, author of the landmark book, The Media Monopoly, and former UC Berkeley Journalism School dean. It’s well-established that Ahmad Chalabi’s Iraqi National Congress fed all kinds of … Continued