Zaid Jilani on Trump’s Yemen Raid, Andrew Rosenberg on Science and Resistance

3 February 2017 — FAIR

Eight-year-old Nawar al-Awlaki, killed in a US raid in Yemen.Eight-year-old Nawar al-Awlaki, killed in a US raid in Yemen.

This week on CounterSpin: No one should be surprised that the Trump White House declared the recent commando raid in Yemen that killed at least 23 civilians, including children, “a successful operation.” Some media accounts are describing the first raid on Trump’s watch as “botched,” but that’s not the same as questioning it, much less putting it in a broader context of what’s happening in Yemen and what the US is doing there. We’ll get more information from Zaid Jilani, reporter for The Intercept.

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Time: Why Trump Will Lose His War on Science

Time (1/27/17)

Also on the show: Time magazine ran a column hopefully titled “Why Trump Will Lose His War on Science,” but the conclusion seemed to be that “when rising oceans swamp coastal communities or unvaccinated children fall to outbreaks of measles,” Trump won’t be able to blame media or a rigged election—which, while true, seems to miss the point. We’ll talk about science and the resistance with Andrew Rosenberg of the Union of Concerned Scientists. 

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As usual, we look book at recent press—this time focusing on coverage of Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.

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