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