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This week on CounterSpin: As we record on October 29, we don’t know what will happen on (or after) Election Day, but stories will be written about these last four years, and to the extent that those stories are written by corporate journalists, they will be distorted, and the role of the media unrecognizable. We’ll hear that Donald Trump was a “showman” whom “no one suspected” would have such grave impacts, that “everyone” was surprised as his chicanery “became” cruelty before our eyes. And that journalists rejected and resisted the evisceration of civil norms, and the assaults on vulnerable communities. But we know better.
In our final pre-election show, we use the lens of one issue, immigration, to look back at four years of Trump policy and of coverage. We’ll hear parts of conversations we had in real time with Cristina Jiménez of United We Dream, Kica Matos of the Center for Community Change, Immigrant Defense Project‘s Mizue Aizeki, Suman Raghunathan from SAALT, Jacinta González of Mijente and journalist Tina Vasquez of Prism.Print