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.
Sonya Meyerson-Knox on Jewish Voice for Peace
The devastation of Gaza, and the vehement efforts to silence anyone who wants to challenge it, is the story for today.
Melissa Gira Grant on Abortion Rights & Politics
Too many outlets seem to have trouble shaking the framing of abortion as a "controversy," or as posing problems for this or that politician.
Mark Weisbrot on Argentina’s Javier Milei
Argentina's new president questions the death toll of the country's military dictatorship and calls climate change a “lie of socialism.”
For Cable News, a Palestinian Life Is Not the Same as an Israeli Life
Cable news coverage of victims, war crimes and context show a double standard when it comes to US allies versus official US enemies.
Scott Burris on US v. Rahimi
The question is whether the Court’s conservative majority can use its special brand of backwards-looking to determine this country’s future.
Jamil Dakwar on US & Human Rights, Matt Gertz on Mike Johnson
Shouldn't the press corps be actively involved in informing us about the person third in line for the presidency?