Archive for October, 2005

Framing the Poor: Katrina, Conservative Myth-Making and the Media

Published on Counterpunch, www.counterpunch.org, October 27, 2005 During the flooding of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many a voice praised the media for its supposedly aggressive coverage. The fact that Anderson Cooper cried on camera, or that Geraldo evinced outrage (imagine that), or that even Fox’s Shepard Smith waxed indignant at the [...]

Flipping a Bird: Or, Why People Shouldn’t Trust Guys Who Play With Pigeons

An Online Debate With John “Birdman” Bryant The following is an online “debate” between Tim Wise and John “Birdman” Bryant, concerning an article written by Wise, to which Bryant responded. Bryant is an internet-based commentator on issues of race, whose perspective is decidedly racist, white supremacist and anti-Jewish. In addition to spinning yarns about the [...]