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Your Call: Out of sight? The homeless and Super Bowl 50

Feb 5, 2016

On the February 5th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Super Bowl.

San Francisco city officials and Mayor Ed Lee have come under fire for spending $5 million dollars on NFL festivities, while pushing homeless people out of the downtown area. We’ll also discuss coverage of the presidential election. Now that Senator Bernie Sanders is getting more national media attention, how are reporters covering his key campaign issues including Wall Street, inequality, and taxes? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Dave Zirin, sports correspondent for the Nation, and the author of five books, including Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down.

David Dayen, contributing writer to Salon.com, and a weekly columnist at The Fiscal Times. He is the author of the forthcoming book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud

T J Johnston, freelance journalist in San Francisco covering homelessness and other local political issues 

Web Resources:

Salon: The Democratic Primary miracle: Why Sanders vs. Clinton is just the beginning

The Nation: The Streets of San Francisco: 'Super Bowl City' Meets Tent City

Vice: THE IMPERFECT HOST, PART FIVE: SEEING THE INVISIBLE IN SUPER BOWL CITY

The Guardian: Super Bowl protests flare up over plight of San Francisco’s homeless residents

Washington Post: Clinton blasts Wall Street, but still draws millions in contributions