It’s the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, and little has changed in the overall media landscape. We discuss the coverage from 2003, where we were at the time, and where things stand now.
Hey birdnerds, John here. Tomorrow’s show is all about the 10 year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. There’s a lot to read, of course, but here are some of our recommendations.
First off, read through FAIR Media’s rundown of awful reporting in March of 2003. It’s reprehensible.
Juan Cole has a thorough overview of the effect of the war and occupation on Iraq. Charlie Pierce tells all the pundits issuing their mea culpas to shut their pie holes. Kelley Beaucar Vlahos also wants the pundits to shut up.
Ryan Devereaux on the increasingly complicated case of Kimani Gray, the 16 year old who was shot and killed earlier this month by the NYPD. Also, a hunger strike grows at Guantanamo Bay, and listener mail.
We spend the hour on the Steubenville rape case: the significance of the guilty verdict, the awful coverage from CNN, and larger problems with the prison-industrial complex, and the pervasiveness of rape culture.
On the ground reports from the vigil for Kimani Gray that became known as the Brooklyn Protest. Also, we have like five listener mails to get to.
MSNBC’s Ned Resnikoff on unelected Emergency Managers in Michigan, and an ABC report about Steubenville by Elizabeth Vargas engages in blatant victim blaming and rape culture perpetuation.
Hey all, John here. Tomorrow’s show is a big one. MSNBC’s Ned Resnikoff joins us to discuss the role of undemocratically elected Emergency Managers in Michigan. Many of them are dismantling public unions and waging severe privatization campaigns. Ned’s reports are here, and here.
Diala Shamas, one of the authors of a new report on the effects of NYPD surveillance on Muslims, joins us to discuss her findings and recommendations. Also, a conversation about teaching men not to rape, and getting ready for Radio Dispatch Book Club.
Hey friends, John here. Tomorrow is a really great show. We’ve got Diala Shamas on to discuss a recent report she co-authored about NYPD surveillance of Muslims. My write up for Rolling Stone’s website is here, with a link to the report embedded.
Also, any geek/nerd listeners want to weigh in on this piece called Nerds and Male Privilege? Email your thoughts to us at theradiodispatch at gmail dot com.
NYPD misconduct, including shooting a 16-year-old boy, handcuffing a woman to a hospital bed for 15 days, “testilying,” and rampant surveillance of Muslims. Also, listener mail about shamey anti teen pregnancy ads and a teacher’s strike.