266 episodes

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.

CounterSpin Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

    • News
    • 4.8 • 425 Ratings

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.

    Independent Media Need You to Get the Word Out on Social Media

    Independent Media Need You to Get the Word Out on Social Media

    Engaging with posts on social media is a meaningful way of supporting journalism organizations you are sympathetic to.

    Michael Mechanic on Underfunding the IRS

    Michael Mechanic on Underfunding the IRS

    The message from many politicians and their media amplifiers: Cheating on taxes is a luxury only the rich can, or should be able to, afford.

    • 27 min
    Maurice Carney on Patrice Lumumba

    Maurice Carney on Patrice Lumumba

    Lumumba's assassination, judging by attention, has no lessons for US citizens or the press corps about the past, the present or the future.

    • 27 min
    David Sirota on Accountability Journalism

    David Sirota on Accountability Journalism

    The public still look to news media to give them accurate, independently sourced and documented information to help them make decisions.

    • 27 min
    Paul Hudson on Airline Meltdown, Melissa Crow on Asylum Policy

    Paul Hudson on Airline Meltdown, Melissa Crow on Asylum Policy

    There's an unarticulated underpinning to elite media conversation that as a consumer, you don't have anything called a "right."

    • 27 min
    Best of CounterSpin 2022

    Best of CounterSpin 2022

    CounterSpin is thankful to every activist, researcher, reporter and advocate who appeared on the show, of whom this is just a small selection.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
425 Ratings

425 Ratings

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