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Media Roundtable: The Ilhan Omar controversy & the big business of drug rehab centers

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the campaign against Representative Ilhan Omar for criticizing the political influence of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC and House Democrats’ debate over anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

We’ll also hear about about a nine-month Mother Jones investigation about how recovering addicts are wooed by patient brokers and rehabs to fill beds and collect insurance money. 

Guests:

Mairav Zonszein, freelance  journalist and contributor to +972 Magazine.

Ben Ehrenreich, freelance journalist, and author of The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

Julia Lurie, reporter at Mother Jones

Web Resources:

The New Republic: This Is What the Beginning of a Real Israel Debate Looks Like

Independent: As an Israeli American, I agree with Ilhan Omar much more than the US politicians weaponising antisemitism

Mother Jones: How rehab recruiters are luring recovering opioid addicts into a deadly cycle

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.