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The Alyona Show: Misused Media

 Haider Mullick, a fellow at the US Joint Special Operations University sits down with Alyona to discuss the effects of the Pakistani media on the perception of NATO’s push to rid the region of extremists.

Then, one year after the stimulus was signed, the White House says it’s working, but the American public thinks otherwise. Resident media expert Joel Silberman joins Alyona to tell you why the Obama Administration has lost the public relations battle on the stimulus package.

And, as the American Psychiatric Association releases its new manual on mental disorders, much of the medical profession is up in arms, claiming that it provides insurance and pharmaceutical companies new opportunities to exploit patients. New York University professor Jerome Wakefield joins Alyona live from New York City to provide detailed information on one of the holy grails of the medical field and the dangers attached to it.

Finally, economists across the globe fear that China’s economy is unstable. Stephen Yates of The Asia Advisory and Joseph Weisenthal of Business Insider debate the merits of the argument that a bubble may soon burst inside Beijing’s powerhouse economy, and if it did, what the repercussions would be throughout the rest of the world.