CounterSpin is the weekly radio show of FAIR, the national media watch group.
US news media need to not only acknowledge inflicting racist harms, but take seriously the idea of repairing them.
For corporate media, being a paid flack for the police in no way disqualifies you to offer analysis of... more
Please ask CNN to explain why a person who misrepresents the evidence on the causes of crime trends should be... more
News media missed an opportunity to interrogate the media outlets and politicians who repeatedly invoke the white replacement idea.
The film Powerlands covers Indigenous people around the world, and the resource extraction stealing their water, minerals and homelands.
The corporate media narrative on Israel/Palestine makes it hard to make sense of the recent assault by Israeli forces on... more
We have some questions about the US government's claim that this time, they're really bringing stability and security to Central... more
Alex Jones' lawyer says talking about his white supremacism would "distract from the main issues." What are the "main issues"... more
This week on CounterSpin: The crises we face right now in the US—a nominally democratic political process that’s strangled by... more
There's a way to tell the story of heat waves that connects to policy and planning, but that centers human... more
This week on CounterSpin: The internet has changed the way we communicate, access information and even organize, which means concerns... more
This week on CounterSpin: The Supreme Court’s reversal on abortion rights is so actually and potentially devastating that it’s hard... more
"That kind of legal philosophy could seriously endanger not just the environment, but the ability of Congress to pass all... more
A film that offers an entirely uncritical and glowing portrait of the UAE ought to make PBS take a closer... more
A Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John Roberts has gutted multiple legally and societally established precedents.
This week on CounterSpin: Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion on Kennedy v. Bremerton that “the... more
It's hard to parse corporate media coverage of Biden's Saudi visit, because that coverage obscures rather than illuminates what's going... more
It's 40 years since Vincent Chin's murder, with a depressingly resonant context of anti-Asian hatred and scapegoating,
Modest legal steps that would go unnoticed in most countries are—in Nicaragua’s case—clear evidence that it is “inching toward dictatorship.”
US officials have free rein to continue inflicting collective punishment on Venezuelans without challenge or scrutiny.
On Biden’s and Trump’s favorable ratings, Gen Xers find themselves mostly in the middle among generations.
There are people and policies, with names, preventing developing countries from accessing life-saving Covid vaccines.
While alternative media are up in arms about the Supreme Court's ruling, corporate news media don't seem to think there's... more
This week on CounterSpin: CBS News‘ website featured a story about the “grim task” of planning funerals for 19 children—shot... more
The Buffalo killer is a white supremacist who believes there's a plot run by Jews to "replace" white people with... more
Elite media are interested in abortion as an issue, but it is not understood as a human right but rather... more
A new website uses critical race theory as a prism to explore the range of threats to multi-racial democracy and... more
"If it bleeds, it leads" journalism lets news outlets look as though they're tracking an important event in real time.
Who pays taxes, how much, and why? We revisit two conversations about tax policy racism and taxing the rich on... more
The Philadelphia Inquirer's "A More Perfect Union" project is aimed at examining racism in US institutions, including media institutions.
This week on CounterSpin: He wanted to go to the Capitol on January 6, Donald Trump tells the Washington Post,... more
Will we keep having a Supreme Court justice declaring himself "one being" with a spouse who declares the 2020 election... more
It's a good time to recall that we had a war in this country in which many people declared that... more
Yemen is not a rhetorical device. It's a country of human beings in crisis.
Economic pressure is presented as a way of avoiding violence. But there's a problem with seeing sanctions as an alternative... more
Is what we call "higher" education an individual investment or a public good? The way news media talk about it... more
Some state-backed journalists must register as “foreign agents” with the US government. But others don't have to.
This week on CounterSpin: Black History Month has always been something of a double-edged sword: It implies that Black history... more
Understanding the Ukraine crisis involves letting go of the storyline in which the US equals benevolent democracy and Russia equals... more
Why has the system broken down? You could say media's reluctance to critically break down systems is itself a system... more
It's a good time to recall that we had a war in this country in which many people declared that they cared... more