CounterSpin, the weekly radio program of the media watch group FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting), provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia and ableism 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.
Dave Zirin on Football Prayer Ruling, Howard Bryant on Black Athletes & Social Change
This week on CounterSpin: Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion on Kennedy v. Bremerton that “the Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike.” The case was about whether there was a problem with a Washington […]
Raed Jarrar on Biden’s Saudi Trip, Lindsay Koshgarian on People Over Pentagon
It's hard to parse corporate media coverage of Biden's Saudi visit, because that coverage obscures rather than illuminates what's going on.
Helen Zia on Vincent Chin Legacy, Alec Karakatsanis on Chesa Boudin Recall
It's 40 years since Vincent Chin's murder, with a depressingly resonant context of anti-Asian hatred and scapegoating,
‘Calibrated’ Dishonesty: Western Media Coverage of Venezuela Sanctions
US officials have free rein to continue inflicting collective punishment on Venezuelans without challenge or scrutiny.
Politico Paints Gen X as ‘Trumpiest Generation’—on Flimsiest Evidence
On Biden’s and Trump’s favorable ratings, Gen Xers find themselves mostly in the middle among generations.
Lori Wallach on Vaccine Equity, Steffie Woolhandler on Insurance & Covid
There are people and policies, with names, preventing developing countries from accessing life-saving Covid vaccines.
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