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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: international trade is on the agenda in Washington, with the White House pushing for Congress to vote on the CentralAmerican Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA. The trade pact is getting next to no mainstream media attention, even though the political fight over it is heating up. We’ll talk to Karen Hansen-Kuhn … Continued
Dean Baker on Social Security, Rory O’Connor on CPB This week on CounterSpin: The debate over Social Security privatization will be heating up again now that George W. Bush is endorsing a specific proposal. Are the media sorting out the truth about Bush’s push for so-called progressive indexation? Does the math really show that Bush … Continued
Christy Harvey on Senate Filibuster, Ross Gelbspan on Climate Change This week on CounterSpin: Senate rules are suddenly big news, as Republicans charge that Democrats are unfairlyand perhaps unconstitutionallyblocking the White House’s judicial nominees. With all the claims and counter-claims, are reporters sorting out the facts? We’ll ask Christy Harvey of the Center for American … Continued
Sam Zia-Zarifi on Marla Ruzicka & Jeff Chester on CPB This week on CounterSpin: Marla Ruzicka, whose mission was documenting and securing compensation for civilian victims of U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, was honored in the U.S. press this week after she was killed by a car bomb in Baghdad. But will the same … Continued
David Swanson on Bankruptcy Bill, Sarah Posner Low-Power Radio As we record this week’s show, the House is voting on bankruptcy legislation that’s been under discussion for week. Our guest says despite the quantity of coverage, the public still may be confused about what the changes would actually do — and not do — and … Continued