Friday, January 28, 2011

Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call, it's our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of the unprecedented protests across the Middle East. How has media coverage shaped our views about the unfolding events in the region and United States' foreign policy? We'll also talk about President Obama's State of the Union speech. We'll be joined by Middle East Research and Information Project's Chris Toesing, The Nation's Chris Hedges and Aljazeera's Sherine Tadros joins us from Gaza. Where did you the best reporting this week? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, and a senior fellow at the Nation Institute.

Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report Journal and director of the Middle East Research and Information Project.

Sherine Tadros, a correspondent for Al Jazeera English based in Jerusalem

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Ben Blankinship said...

The Saturday morning after, this program is not available for listening. Is the CIA editing NPR? Conspiracy? I think so! Hedges is THE an american hero, the one our culture does want. Go Chris! And thank you for having him on.

Robert B. Livingston said...

I was disappointed with Chris Hedges' analysis which dresses itself as left-progressive but actually supports status quo prejudices.

Rather than rejoicing that repressed people are rebelling en masse against their autocratic governments (which are in essence little different from our own) he, who routinely calls for Americans to rebel against our own criminal government, stubbornly promoted a meme that we should fear a rise and sweep of Islamic fundamentalism.

What is his purpose in that, if not to bolster myths that have been used to blind Americans to who their true enemies are?

I was pleased to discover that many listeners, and Chris Toensing (guardedly), rejected Hedges' propaganda.

Pete said...

Thanks for your comments. We'll try to get the audio up as soon as possible.