In the first half of the program, Shealeigh Voitl and Steve Macek look at how corporate-media coverage has failed over the course of years to adequately inform the public of corporate interference in matters of environment and human health in a segment dedicated to Project Censored’s Déjà Vu news research. Mickey’s guests use this theme to examine issues ranging from microplastics pollution to water privatization to aggressive marketing of infant formula. In the second segment, Andy Lee Roth joins Steve Macek and Mickey to discuss former Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke. He’s being sued by an energy billionaire about statements made on the campaign trail. Is this action a new variety of SLAPP suit, meant to suppress open discussion of public issues (notably Dark Money in politics)? Tune in as Roth and Macek discuss their recent Truthout article and the influence of Dark Money in US politics.
Steve Macek is Professor of Communications and Media Studies at North Central College in Illinois,
and is co-coordinator of Project Censored’s Campus Affiliates Program. Shealeigh Voitl is Project Censored’s Editorial Assistant, a co-author of the “Déjà vu News” chapter in Project Censored’s annual media-review volume, and a journalism graduate of North Central College in Illinois. Andy Lee Roth is Associate Director of Project Censored, co-editor of the Project’s annual media-review volume, and co-coordinator of the Project’s Campus Affiliates Program. He has published widely on media issues. The Roth/Macek article about the Texas lawsuit can be found here.
1)”Water Song” by Hot Tuna
2) “Ride Across the River” by Dire Straits
3) “Money” by Pink Floyd