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
While corporate media have largely let the water crisis in Flint go, the story isn't over, nor has justice been served.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I wish it was longer
I’m talking about the length of the show! Get your mind out of the gutter
Back up from the mic! I can hear the spit inside ur mouth.
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.