Counterspin - Thr 6pm
THIS WEEK: The shooting at the Sikh temple near Milwaukee offers many lessons about racism, religious bigotry and fear, but are the media picking up on those lessons? Journalist and expert on right-wing and racist movements, Chip Berlet talks about what the media is getting right and what they’re missing. Also, the Post Office is a relic of bygone era, losing millions of taxpayer dollars because it is a system ill equipped for the 21st century. That's the corporate media story. But is it a manufactured crisis? And if so, who's behind it? Find out what the media are missing with Chuck Zlatkin of the New York Metro Area Postal Union. Drawing on an international network of voices, CounterSpin dissects news coverage of a wide range of issues and current events. CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage.