This week on RadioNation with Laura Flanders, Peter Dreier and John Atlas explain the ACORN controversy, and explore the Republican rationale for keeping it in the news. Also this week, Katrina vanden Heuvel and Ari Berman discuss the high water mark for GOP smear attacks; Ross Tuttle reports on the latest from the Gitmo trials and Patrick Cockburn on the mainstream media's bogus reporting about the so-called "surge" in Iraq. Listen here .
The Cockburn interview is an excerpt from a longer interview on GRIT TV. You can watch the full interview here .