Marcy Wheeler & Dave Johnson • VS Sundays

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April 21 - Live 9p ET - Dave Johnson & Marcy Wheeler discuss developments of the week, countering the narratives of the legacy media. Lively, informed and informal. Plus "Secure" - commentary from political satirist Culture of Truth, author of the Bobblespeak Translations. Jay Ackroyd moderates.

This week: Violent death in America, the corporate role. More of us die at the hands of the tobacco, gun and processed food industries than die in dramatic events. What role does media coverage play in our differing reactions to sudden and drawn out impacts?

How does Corporate governance permit deadly practices and what keeps  We the People from asserting control? What are the real security threats?

Recommended by Marcy:

West Fertilizer Corporation failed to report significant volumes of hazardous chemicals to DHS.

Erik Loomis emphasizing that West Fertilizer Corporation violated an anti-terror regulation.

Marcy Wheeler — Writing at Emptywheel, Investigative journalist, working primarily on civil liberties issues, Marcy regularly breaks stories related to use of illegal detention and interrogation by the US Government.  Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy is the definitive work on the Scooter Libby trial.  Follow @emptywheel

Dave Johnson — A Fellow with Campaign for America's Future and a Senior Fellow with Renew California, Dave writes frequently at Seeing the Forest and Alternet. Follow @DCJohnson