Left Out Program Notes for December 11, 2007

Welcome to Left Out, reality-based independent radio on WRCT 88.3FM, and on the worldwide web at leftout.info. Left Out discusses the news from a perspective left out of the mainstream media. Left Out is co-hosted by Bob Harper and Danny Sleator. Today's program is produced by John Koutrouba. Listeners are invited to call the program at (412) 268-WRCT (9728), to send email to bob@leftout.info, or to join the AOL chat room "Left Out" during the show.


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Guest: Robert B. Reich

Robert B. Reich, professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California at Berkeley, and the fomer Secretary of Labor for the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1997, discusses his new book called Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life.

The Democratic Collusion on Torture

The blogosphere is awash with stories about what Rockefeller, Harmon, and Pelosi knew about illegal CIA torture several years ago, but did nothing. link

The Corruption of Joe Klein and Time Magazine

(This topic was touched briefly in the last show.)

Joe Klein wrote a completely false story in Time magazine about the new FISA bill. He falsely claimed, among other things, that the court warrants would be required to wiretap foreign terrorists. When this was pointed out by Glenn Greenwald and others, Klein went through a series of blog posts lamely trying to cover his ass, and finally simply saying that he couldn't sort out the "controversy". But as Greenwald points out, there is no controversy about these points. Time magazine eventually printed a correction that just admitted that there were differences of opinion on the bill.

Here's a post by Eric Boehlert.

For more information, read these blog posts by Glenn Greenwald:

Joe Klein: Both factually false and stuck in the 1980s
Time magazine's FISA fiasco shows how Beltway reporters mislead the country
Time magazine lavishly rewards journalistic malpractice
Joe Klein digs Time's hole deeper still
Demand answers from Time magazine
Everything that is rancid and corrupt with modern journalism: The Nutshell


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