MA’s ED is very pleased to have been included in Counterspin’s 2018 “Best of” wrap-up show and we encourage you to listen to the whole compilation.
Each week, CounterSpin looks behind the headlines, asking what context is missing, what assumptions glossed over…and who is being excluded who might challenge that. It’s not a rhetorical exercise: Understanding the limits of the dialogue possible in the elite but influential press is crucial to understanding our political lives…and the importance of maintaining spaces where we can openly debate and challenge a status quo that is harming millions of people and the planet. We hope all of our shows advance that effort; in our annual year-end review, we can only revisit a very few—what we call the Best of CounterSpin 2018. You’ll find the whole year’s worth online at FAIR.org/counterspin/.
- Tina Vasquez, immigration reporter at Rewire.news, on family separation and abuses at the border.
- Marjorie Cohn, law professor and author, on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
- Andrew Pulrang, cofounder of #cripthevote, on the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Teresa Basilio Gaztambide, director of Resilient Just Technologies, on Puerto Rico’s communications infrastructure and hurricanes Irma and Maria.
- Tracy Rosenberg, executive director of Media Alliance and co-coordinator of the group Oakland Privacy, on surveillance technologies.
- Shireen Al-Adeimi, peace activist, on US support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen.
- Howard Bryant, senior writer for ESPN.com, on black athletes and the politics of patriotism.