“We don’t write about class struggle in the US so it’s hard for us to see it elsewhere,” says the Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim on the failings of the US media around issues in Egypt. And Katrina vanden Heuvel notes that Islamophobia in the US leads many to focus on fear of the Muslim Brotherhood rather than understanding the ways that Islam and democracy coexist and complement one another.
Here in the US, too, there were big media stories, as the Huffington Post merged with AOL, and Keith Olbermann signed up with Al Gore’s Current TV. What’s in those stories for independent media? Ryan, Katrina and Laura discuss.