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Friday Media Roundtable: Financial crisis in Detroit and budget showdown in Washington


On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, coverage focused on last-ditch efforts to defund Obamacare, and the approaching showdown over the debt ceiling. How are media contextualizing the debate on Capitol Hill?  We will also hear about an in-depth investigation into how Detroit went broke. Join the conversation with John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press and Huffington Post Washington correspondent Michael McAuliff. Where did you see the best reporting this week?  It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.


John Gallagher, staff Writer at Detroit Free Press.

Michael McAuliff, senior congressional correspondent for the Huffington Post

Web Resources:

Detroit Free Press: How Detroit went broke: The answers may surprise you - and don't blame Coleman Young

Huffington Post: Republican Leaders Don't Have The Votes For Their Own Hostage Plan

The Atlantic: Here Are the GOP's Debt-Ceiling Demands, and They Are Insane

Huffington Post: Government Shutdown Threatens Federal Workers Already Squeezed By Sequestration

Moyers and Company: Some People Are Making Big Bucks Sabotaging Obamacare