Michael Ratner on Detainee Abuse Report and NY Times Coverage — CounterSpin Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Audio Link

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This week on CounterSpin: When the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a report finding former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other high officials responsible for abusive treatment of detainees in
Guantánamo, Iraq and Afghanistan–with few exceptions, the media played the story down, preferring, for instance, righteous anger over embroiled Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. We’ll discuss the Senate report with the Center for Constitutional Rights’ Michael Ratner, whose book, The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld, was published in September.