Chris Savage on Flint Water Poisoning


CounterSpin | FAIR | January 23, 2016

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Flint, Michigan, waterThis week on CounterSpin: Now everyone is very upset at the state-made disaster that is the poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s water supply. Some children in the largely poor, largely black community have seen lead levels in their blood triple since the decision to take city tap water from the Flint River, but how that decision came to be made is fodder for more than the moment of sunlight corporate media generally afford. What are some of the questions journalists could draw from Flint’s experience and apply going forward? Chris Savage is owner/publisher of Michigan-based Eclectablog.com, where he’s been tracking this story; we have an extended interview with him.

And first, as usual, we take a quick look back at recent press.

 

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