Sunday, June 5, 2011

Scott Horton Interviews Jeffrey Kaye on Alex Koppelman's Adweek Hit Piece

I had a great time being interviewed on June 3 by the ever-knowledgeable Scott Horton at Antiwar radio. We discussed my critique of the Alex Koppelman story attacking Harper's magazine's award-winning article on "The Guantanamo Suicides." The article was written by Harper's Scott Horton, no relation to the Horton at Antiwar radio.
Jeffrey Kaye, writer for Truthout and Firedoglake, discusses his article “Deconstructing the Campaign to Malign Award-Winning Article on Guantanamo ‘Suicides’” about (the other) Scott Horton’s exposé; the many half-truths and misrepresentations in Alex Koppelman’s Adweek hit piece; how Koppelman’s publication in Adweek sends a message to magazine publishers and advertisers about what is beyond the pale in mainstream media; the Seton Hall study on the botched NCIS investigation of the “suicides;” and the inconclusive autopsy – due to conspicuously missing body parts – done by Swiss pathologist Patrice Mangin (spun by Koppelman as an endorsement of the suicide theory).
Link to listen to mp3 podcast online.

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