Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Nov 30, 2012


On today's Your Call, we’ll look at coverage of the clash between corporations and workers, from strikes against Wal-Mart and McDonald’s to the supposed demise of the Twinkie. We’ll also talk about the power grab by Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi and how the New York Times and others got it wrong in reports saying Mursi had backed down. join us live at 10 or post a comment here. It's Your Call, with Matt Martin, and you.

Guests:

Mike Elk, a labor reporter with In These Times

Jake Blumgart, a reporter-researcher based out of Philadelphia

Adel Iskander, a co-editor of Jadaliyya, and a columnist with Egypt Independent

Web Resources:

Salon: Vulture capitalism — not unions — killed Twinkies

In These Times: In Leaked Docs, Honeywell Cites Obama Ties As Key to Anti-Union Strategy

Alarabiya: Western media ‘got it wrong’ on Mursi, spark controversy

Holman Jenkins, Wall Street Journal:  Media Choke On a Twinkie

Philip Reeves, NPR: What Will It Take To Make The Gaza Cease-Fire Hold? 

Ron Dicker, Huffington Post: Bangladesh factory Fire Leads to Petition demanding WalMart Change

In These Times: Worker Health Advocates Say 9/11 Mistakes Repeated in Sandy Clean-up