Friday, November 18, 2005

  • Woodward Downplayed CIA Leak Case Despite Involvement

    Woodward

    Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward was told of Valerie Plame’s identity in June of 2003–before Judith Miller or any other reporter. Woodward never reported this in the pages of the Washington Post and only mentioned it to his editors last month. We speak with Steve Clemons, editor of the popular news blog, The Washington Note. [includes rush transcript]

  • A Debate: Does Wal-Mart Work or is it a High Cost for Low Price?

    Walmart

    Wal-Mart–the world’s largest retailer–has been in the headlines recently with the release of a new documentary "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" that criticizes the company’s labor practices. A film defending the company, "Why Wal-Mart Works: And Why That Makes Some People Crazy," has also been released. We host a debate over Wal-Mart with the communications director of Wal-Mart watch and the filmmaker of "Why Wal-Mart Works." [includes rush transcript]

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