Friday, April 15, 2011

Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call, it's our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of the federal budget and President Obama's plan to reduce the deficit. What did you learn from the media's extensive coverage? We'll also discuss coverage of protests in Afghanistan. We'll be joined by Tax Notes' David Cay Johnston, McClatchy's David Lightman and independent journalist Anna Badkhen, who is just back from Afghanistan. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Anna Badkhen has covered wars in Afghanistan, Somalia, Israel and the Palestinian territories, Chechnya and Kashmir and she has come back from 5 weeks of reporting in Northern Afghanistan.

David Cay Johnston, a Tax Analysts columnist and professor of tax, property and regulatory law of the ancient world at Syracuse University College of Law and Whitman School of Management.

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1 comment:

Fay Nissenbaum said...

In this week's speech to the nation, the President MIS-SPOKE! Social Security is NOT part of the federal budget! Please point out this fellatious idiocy.

Social Security is self-funded with 2.6 TRILLION dollar surplus--it is solvent for the next 30 years. I expect better from the President I voted for. Remove the income cap of $113,000 in income. It is ludicrous that someone making 5 million in corporate salary pays the same as someone making $113,000 with a family to support.

I wish my President sounded more like David K. Johnston and used his research. He was exceptional today.