March 31st, 2006


April Fools!

April Fool
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bitch_kittenpaints your kidneys orange.
ironkittrims your hedge into a replica of the Venus de Milo.
kealowasmiles. All the time.
lnxprgr3TPs your car.
lostindeathbuys you a Russian Bride.
mizeryschildhas a hundred large anchovy pizzas and a diet coke delivered to your door.
notrobglues your head to your bedroom ceiling.
pausedsilenceenlists you in the French Foreign Legion.
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CounterSpin: What the Media's Missing on Immigration

FAIR's radio show CounterSpin takes a look this week at the media coverage of immigration policy. Immigration is big news right now, with a legislative battle in Washington and massive demonstrations for immigrants' rights across the country, but there are still substantial gaps in the media discussion of the issue. CounterSpin fills in some of those missing pieces with Andrea Batista Schlesinger of the Drum Major Institute.

Also on CounterSpin, it's common knowledge that newspaper companies are slashing jobs throughout the industry. So when a veteran reporter in Vermont was abruptly fired, it made news. What did Christopher Graff do that upset his bosses at the Associated Press? We ask columnist Peter Freyne from the paper Seven Days.

CounterSpin can be heard on more than 125 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada�find your station here:

You can also listen to the show online at or subscribe to our podcast, located at

CounterSpin, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart, provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial.

CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news' narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.

You can also catch some interesting news at my other blog, Ameliorations.
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