This week on CounterSpin: At pre-trial hearings to determine where the U.S. government mistreated or even tortured him, former army Private Bradley Manning was heard from for the first time in more than two years. Descriptions of Manning by the few reporters who attended the hearings clashed with earlier mainstream portraits of Manning as a troubled, brooding misfit. But the corporate media largely responsible for those impressions of Manning were largely AWOL from the hearings. We’ll be joined by Michael Ratner, co-founder of the Center for Constitutional Rights, to talk about the media and the Bradley Manning trial. Notes the brave journalists dedicated to covering this trial– Jesslyn Radack, Nathan Fuller, Alexa O’Brien, Kevin Gosztola and josh Gerstein.