Dec
05
2008

FAIR Radio on Gulf War Syndrome and Obama's Nominees

This week FAIR's CounterSpin radio show (12/5/08) takes on an important issue from the last U.S. invasion of Iraq:

For years, veterans claiming to suffer from Gulf War Syndrome were derided as cranky and hysterical by the Department of Defense and even by some journalists. Will that change now that a definitive report says the Gulf War illnesses are real, incurable, and caused by toxic materials used by the U.S. military during the 1991 Gulf War? We'll talk to Paul Sullivan, a veteran and the executive director of Veterans for Common Sense.


Also this week:

As the Obama White House takes shape, Americans are asking what the president-elect's cabinet choices suggest about the political direction his administration may take. Corporate media are making no effort to hide what they think are smart, responsible choices for Obama, but the reasons for those strong preferences are rarely explored. We'll talk with FAIR's Peter Hart about the press reception of the new cabinet picks.

Last week's program is still available online as well– CounterSpin: "Mark Brenner on Big 3 bailout, Steve Rendall on the Fairness Doctrine" (11/28/08)–along with all our shows since 2004.