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GRITtv: What Happened to the “Gotcha Press”?

Tonight on GRITtv, The Nation’s Betsy Reed, the MediaChannel’s Danny Schechter and Air America’s Lionel consider the media’s coverage of Bush’s appeasement dig. Where are the “gotcha press” when you need them? And why such media silence about the Saudi’s rebuff of Bush’s oil request? Schechter says it wasn’t a rebuff at all. The dollar’s devaluators set things up this way for a reason. And, in a religion-soaked campaign, can secularists compete? We talk about that with the author of The Secular Conscience. And San Franciscans celebrate the California Supreme Court decision. All that and more, right here on GRITtv.

Laura Flanders

GRITtv: What Happened to the “Gotcha Press”?

Tonight on GRITtv, The Nation’s Betsy Reed, the MediaChannel’s Danny Schechter and Air America’s Lionel consider the media’s coverage of Bush’s appeasement dig. Where are the “gotcha press” when you need them? And why such media silence about the Saudi’s rebuff of Bush’s oil request? Schechter says it wasn’t a rebuff at all. The dollar’s devaluators set things up this way for a reason. And, in a religion-soaked campaign, can secularists compete? We talk about that with the author of The Secular Conscience. And San Franciscans celebrate Freedom To Marry with the California Supreme Court decision. All that and Don’t Bomb Iran, the latest bit of Agit-Pop winging around the internet, from Ben Cohen’s TrueMajority.org.

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.

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