Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Dec 14, 2012

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about coverage of Army Private Bradley Manning’s whistleblower case.  We’ll also discuss a McClatchy investigation into the federal government's growing use of polygraph screenings and the political crisis in Egypt. We’ll be joined by McClatchy’s Marisa Taylor, Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola and Aljazeera’s Sherine Tadros. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Kevin Gosztola, a writer and curator of Firedoglake's blog The Dissenter, a blog covering civil liberties

Marisa Taylor, an investigative reporter for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C

Sherine Tadros, Al Jazeera English Middle East and North Africa  Correspondent based in Cairo

web Resources:

McClatchy: U.S. polygraphers questioned accuracy of tests on detainees overseas

Firedoglake: Government: Bradley Manning’s Confinement Conditions Justified by ‘Odd Behaviors,’ Lack of Communication

Aljazeera: Egypt's Morsi rescinds controversial decree

Egypt Independent: War of narratives in Ettehadiya

The New Republic: Bradley Manning Gets No Love From The New York Times

NY Times: Evidence of Torture by Egyptian Islamists

Ahram Online: Western media and the Brotherhood: Secrets behind the love