Show Details for Monday August 23rd, 2010

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This week’s guests are Barry Nolan and Dahr Jamail

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Barry Nolan

Barry Nolan was fired by CN8 on May 22, 2008 for distributing fliers during an Emmy award show dinner that contained quotes from Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment lawsuit in protest of an award given to Bill O’Reilly. We talk to Barry about his experience and the perceptions people have of the news based on their news sources.

He currently works for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

Background: Think Progress » Barry Nolan: The Story Behind My O’Reilly Protest

During the interview Otis and Barry talked about an article. Here is the link:

http://www.csicop.org/si/show/why_bad_beliefs_dont_die/

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Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail is a journalist who is best known as one of the few unembedded journalists to report extensively from Iraq during the 2003 Iraq invasion. He spent eight months in Iraq, between 2003 to 2005, and presented his stories on his website Dahr Jamail’s Mideast Dispatches

He has appeared on The Monitor with Mark Bebawi several times in the past, including live unembedded reports from Iraq at the height of the US invasion. Since his return he has written two books – “The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan,” (Haymarket Books, 2009), and “Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq,” (Haymarket Books, 2007).

More recently Dahr has been covering the BP oil spill and that is the topic of tonight’s interview.

Background: How Has It Come to This? and Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil

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