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The show provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. The program exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news' narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.

The show provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. The program exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news' narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.

Location:

New York, NY

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The show provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. The program exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news' narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.

Language:

English

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FAIR 112 W. 27th Street New York, NY 10001 212-633-6700


Episodes

Mark Weisbrot on Haiti elections, Vijay Prashad on Egypt and the U.S.

2/11/2011
This week on CounterSpin: Why did Hillary Clinton jump on a plane to Haiti on January 30th in the middle of a major diplomatic crisis caused by the Egyptian uprising? She was going to Haiti because Washington is worried that U.S. efforts to deliver a Haitian president to its liking are threatened by democracy. It has not been easy to follow this story in the corporate media, but Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research will bring up to date on Haiti. Also on the show:...

Adil Shamoo on Egypt, Fawaz Gerges on Muslim Brotherhood

2/4/2011
This week on CounterSpin: The massive uprising in Egypt has been covered as a story of violent clashes and an awakening on the so-called 'Arab Street.' As we record this program, some pro-Mubarak forces are attacking journalists. Plenty of U.S. coverage focuses on the U.S. foreign policy positionwith plenty of euphemisms about a 'tightrope' and 'delicate balance' for a U.S. government that has propped up the Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak for three decades. We'll talk about that with Adil...

Laila El-Haddad on Palestine Papers, Robert Weissman on Obama and Big Busin

1/28/2011
This week on CounterSpin: Al Jazeera and the Guardian newspaper are publishing what are being called the Palestine Papers, leaked documents relating to the Israel-Palestine negotiations. The revelations, mostly of significant Palestinian concessions, are mostly being ignored in the U.S. media, dismissed as things we already knew. But are they? And what are Palestinians thinking of all this? We'll speak with journalist and author Laila El-Haddad. Also on CounterSpin today, pundits scoured...