Friday, August 12, 2011

Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call, it's our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of the unrest in London and the S&P's decision to lower the US credit rating. We'll also talk about Texas Governor Rick Perry's prayer rally. More people attended a back to school event for the poor down the street. We'll be joined by the Houston Chronicle's Carol Christian and the New York Review of Books contributor Jeff Madrick and Guardian's Zoe Williams. Join us at 10 or email Where did you see the best reporting this week? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Jeff Madrick, a regulator contributor to The New York Review of Books. His latest book is Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present.

Zoe Williams, a Guardian columnist

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1 comment:

Gregory Slater said...

Hello Your Call

About the England riots and the righteous fury it generated:
This is NOT about - as virtually every reporter has claimed - young low class people enraged about the lack of entitlements. It is instead all about the example of sociopathic animal hooliganism demonstrated by the upper class when they looted the world and destoyed entire national economies while enriching themselves - and were never brought to justice. When Goldman Sachs hedge fund hooligans, CitiBank thugs, and Morgan Stanley moral degenerates roamed the world ransacking and smashing not just store front windows but entire countries - at a cost of trillions - looting them and spreading misery everywhere, behaving like mindless animals, where were the police to protect us? The leaders of the world sided with those hooligans and gave them trillions of dollars more! The stinking lawless rich are uncivilized animals. And they are entirely unrepentent for their disgusting behavior. Why should the People - particularly the poor - feel any moral obligation whatsoever to obey the laws of governments that sided with the stinking rich hooligans? Tell me why?