271 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

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    • 4.8 • 398 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.

    Jordan Chariton on Flint Water Crisis, Maurice Carney on Lumumba Assassination

    Jordan Chariton on Flint Water Crisis, Maurice Carney on Lumumba Assassination

    While corporate media have largely let the water crisis in Flint go, the story isn't over, nor has justice been served.

    • 27 min
    Pardiss Kebriaei on Guantánamo Prisoners

    Pardiss Kebriaei on Guantánamo Prisoners

    We are a long way from understanding the full meaning of Guantánamo. But we can get the remaining detainees out.

    • 27 min
    Craig Aaron on Local Journalism, Barbara Briggs on Workplace Disasters

    Craig Aaron on Local Journalism, Barbara Briggs on Workplace Disasters

    The loss of an information source—a particular place for debate, for conversation, on issues relevant to you—is incalculable, but very real. 

    • 27 min
    Best of CounterSpin 2021

    Best of CounterSpin 2021

    This annual round-up reflects all the conversations we hope have offered a voice that might help you interpret the news you read.

    • 27 min
    Suyapa Portillo Villeda on Honduran Election

    Suyapa Portillo Villeda on Honduran Election

    This week on CounterSpin, we talk about the recent Honduran election and signs of hard-won hope in that country.

    • 27 min
    Caleb Nichols on Defending Public Libraries

    Caleb Nichols on Defending Public Libraries

    Libraries aren't just a meaningful reality, but a meaningful symbol of the fact that there is a thing called the public interest.

    • 27 min

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398 Ratings

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Completely Biased on Cuba - Press Freedom not a Concern?

Instead of taking an honest, balanced approach to Cuba coverage; they let someone repeat Cuban government talking points; twist anti-gov protesters’ message beyond recognition and pretend the country is not a dictatorship. Why not include press freedom and human rights ngo reports like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch? Why not analyze all the video you can find of the various protests; and look into police brutality and secret detention of demonstrators for yourself? Embargo Embargo Embargo yet there is no evidence of the anti-government demonstrators mentioning it or blaming the lack of civil liberties and all economic problems on the U.S. embargo.

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