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Friday Media Roundtable: Terror, law, and politics


On the next your call it’s our Friday media round table. One week after the capture of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, we'll talk about the full range of coverage, from the manhunt that closed down Boston to the claims and counterclaims about enemy combatants and connections between the bombers and international terror.  As you’ve watched these events unfold, what have you learned about our media – and our country?  Join the conversation at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Its Your Call with Malihe Razazan and you.


Anna Badkhen, writer and journalist. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesThe New Republic, Foreign Policy, the Boston Globe, among others.

Trevor Aaronson, co-director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism.

Scott Horton, contributing editor at Harper's magazine, where he covers legal and national security issues. He is also a practicing attorney.


Mother Jones: How the FBI in Boston May Have Pursued the Wrong ‘Terrorist’

Mashable: How the ‘Boston Globe’ Covered its Own City Under Siege

Boston Globe: Brothers in Marathon Bombing Took Two Paths Into Infamy

Time: Inside Reddit’s Hunt for the Boston Bombers           

McCLATCHY: Boston Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Charged with Using WMD

NY Times: Suspect is Charged and Could Face Death Penalty

The Nation: The Chechen-Dagestan Connection to Boston

AlterNet: Glen Greenwald: How Do We Know That the Boston Bombings Were an Act of Terrorism?

JS Online: Before Flawed Gun-Buying Sting, ATF mishandled another Milwaukee Case

Wired: Yemeni Tells Senators About ‘Fear and Terror’ Caused by US Drones