Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter

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Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

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Top story on Father's Day: migrant families; Karem not sorry for briefing room outburst; Trump's 'vicious cycle' of dishonesty; How to make a 'truth sandwich'; Rob Reiner on Trump, the probe and the press; Stelter on the AT&T deal and CNN's future; Vice:
00:40:06
Top story on Father's Day: migrant families; Karem not sorry for briefing room outburst; Trump's 'vicious cycle' of dishonesty; How to make a 'truth sandwich'; Rob Reiner on Trump, the probe and the press; Stelter on the AT&T deal and CNN's future; Vice: a company 'built on hype'
Jun 17, 2018
George Lakoff says Trump "weaponizes words." A solution? The "truth sandwich"
00:25:48
Linguist George Lakoff, a vocal critic of President Trump, tells Brian Stelter that news outlets are empowering Trump to "lie" to the public. He's critical of Stelter and other journalists for repeating Trump's claims, even in the context of fact-checking. He makes the cases that Trump has "turned words into weapons," and "he's winning the linguistic war."
Jun 14, 2018
Don't hit snooze on the news, Stelter says; "News fatigue" challenges readers and reporters; Where Trump heard about this conspiracy theory; Editor reacts to seizure of reporter's data; Jason Rezaian: How Bourdain changed my life; Media guidelines for cov
00:39:01
Don't hit snooze on the news, Stelter says; "News fatigue" challenges readers and reporters; Where Trump heard about this conspiracy theory; Editor reacts to seizure of reporter's data; Jason Rezaian: How Bourdain changed my life; Media guidelines for covering suicide responsibly; What's broken about media? Can it be fixed?
Jun 10, 2018
Adam Davidson foresees the 'end stage of the Trump presidency'
00:33:37
The New Yorker's Adam Davidson joins Brian Stelter to discuss the importance of covering the "big picture" among all the incremental news stories about Trump. Davidson believes there is sufficient proof of collusion and numerous examples of Trump-related corruption. He makes the case that we're in the "end stage" of the Trump presidency.
Jun 08, 2018
Are we in the eye of the Trump hurricane?; How the media is covering Melania's absence; Barr and Bee: A media double standard?; Is the media failing Puerto Rico?; Celebrity pardons: Trump's media strategy; The journalistic ethics of faking a death
00:39:20
Are we in the eye of the Trump hurricane?; How the media is covering Melania's absence; Barr and Bee: A media double standard?; Is the media failing Puerto Rico?; Celebrity pardons: Trump's media strategy; The journalistic ethics of faking a death
Jun 03, 2018
Is the media failing Puerto Rico? David Begnaud weighs in from San Juan
00:26:59
CBS correspondent David Begnaud explains the new Harvard study that estimates the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico may be more than 4,600. Why has this shocking research been overshadowed by other news? How are people in Puerto Rico reacting? Brian Stelter also asks Begnaud about the federal response to the disaster and his own use of social media to highlight neglected stories from the island.
May 31, 2018
How to cover Trump's lies; Missing migrant kids: How the story went viral; Why Pruitt is hiding from the press; Donté Stallworth on the new kneeling policy; Countering Hannity's bid to discredit Mueller; This is Bernstein's "bottom line" about Trump
00:38:58
Sarah Westwood, Daniel Dale and Joan Walsh discuss Trump's truth problem with Brian Stelter. Dale says "incessant dishonesty" is "a central feature of his presidency," yet it's too often treated as "a side show rather than the central story." He says journalists should keep Trump's lies front and center.;Trump is trying to shift blame for government decisions that cause immigrant children to be separated from their parents. Daniel Dale points out that Trump officials have "owned" the new policy, while Trump himself is blaming Democrats. Walsh asks, "Where do we draw the line in cruelty?"; Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee and Mother Jones reporter Rebecca Leber join Brian Stelter to discuss the EPA's lack of transparency. EPA officials blocked some journalists from attending a recent speech by EPA chief Scott Pruitt. "I'm not gonna stand for it," says Kildee, a Democrat who is calling for an investigation.; Trump on NFL players who don't stand for the anthem: "Maybe you shouldn't be in the country." Former player Donté Stallworth's reaction: "I think it's detestable for the president to use that type of rhetoric, especially towards American citizens who are peacefully protesting."; New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg discusses Sean Hannity's anti-Mueller and anti-media talking points, plus the need to inform the public about how the media really works. Rutenberg previews the new inside-the-NYT series called "The Fourth Estate."; "Trump does not want this story told -- that's the bottom line." Carl Bernstein says the president wants to bury the Mueller probe because "Mueller has the ability and the facts to reveal him, Donald Trump, in a really terrible light."
May 27, 2018
Glenn Kessler, the WashPost's fact-checker, says Trump's truth problem is getting worse
00:31:47
How many Pinocchios this time? That's what Glenn Kessler decides. President Trump keeps the chief writer of the WashPost's The Fact Checker blog very busy. Kessler tells Brian Stelter about the Post's measurement of Trump's 3,000 "false or misleading claims" and gets into the debate about whether to call something a "lie." Kessler also explains why he prefers "divided government" and what he misses about previous administrations.
May 25, 2018
Stelter asks Conway: Where is Trump getting his info?; Conway says White House is hunting for leakers; Stelter: Is Trump "hiding" from the press?; Does Giuliani have a press strategy?; Are Michael Avenatti's 15 minutes up?; "Flipping the script" after mas
00:43:22
Stelter asks Conway: Where is Trump getting his info?; Conway says White House is hunting for leakers; Stelter: Is Trump "hiding" from the press?; Does Giuliani have a press strategy?; Are Michael Avenatti's 15 minutes up?; "Flipping the script" after mass shootings; Trump targeting Amazon -- and the Post?; Putting Trump's "animals" remark in context
May 20, 2018
Brian Lowry breaks down the TV upfronts and the future of broadcasting
00:24:10
Brian Lowry joins Brian Stelter to dissect this year's TV "upfronts." Which networks are launching the most interesting new shows? What does this year's conservative approach say about the state of TV? Lowry says the surplus of reboots is a "programming solution to a marketing problem." Stelter and Lowry also discuss the Moonves vs. Redstone corporate battle.
May 18, 2018
The impact of Trump's 'credentials' threat; Amanpour: 'It is no longer possible to shut us up'; Exclusive: Trevor Noah explains the '5:30 curse'; Rezaian: Americans remain imprisoned in Iran; Kristof on covering 'invisible America'; Happy Mother's Day!
00:38:47
The impact of Trump's 'credentials' threat; Amanpour: 'It is no longer possible to shut us up'; Exclusive: Trevor Noah explains the '5:30 curse'; Rezaian: Americans remain imprisoned in Iran; Kristof on covering 'invisible America'; Happy Mother's Day!
May 13, 2018
Trevor Noah on Trump age comedy: 'We plan for the unplannable'
00:17:58
Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," discusses the "5:30 curse" of Trump surprises, why it's important to "follow the money," and the importance of context around jokes. Brian Stelter also asks Noah to make predictions about Trump's political future and to recount his favorite joke.
May 12, 2018
Fox, AT&T, Salem, Trump, Cohen, NBC: breaking down the week in media
00:31:35
Oliver Darcy, Hadas Gold and Dylan Byers analyze the week's biggest media stories with Brian Stelter. Among the topics: AT&T's payments to Michael Cohen, the war over Fox, net neutrality, NBC's harassment report, and Trump's threat about media credentials. Darcy and Gold also share their reporting about the Salem executives who pressured employees to provide favorable coverage of candidate Donald Trump.
May 11, 2018
How to keep up with all of Trump's lies; Three authors address W.H. 'credibility crisis'; Inside Robert Mueller's interview room; Former Charlie Rose assistant speaks out; Kabul journalist mourns his fallen friends; How Trump uses and abuses polls
00:39:15
How to keep up with all of Trump's lies; Three authors address W.H. 'credibility crisis'; Inside Robert Mueller's interview room; Former Charlie Rose assistant speaks out; Kabul journalist mourns his fallen friends; How Trump uses and abuses polls
May 06, 2018
Inside the "baby Breitbart" of Tennessee -- and its plans to expand
00:29:01
Steve Gill, co-founder of The Tennessee Star website, tells Brian Stelter about his local coverage with a conservative bent. Are sites like his filling a void left by local newspapers? Gill says he is "filling a void" in the marketplace, citing "flaming" liberal bias from other outlets. Stelter says these local sites are another sign that the U.S. is reverting back to a more partisan press.
May 03, 2018
WHCA president discusses her 'regret' about dinner; Was the press dinner a setback for journalism?; 'They hate your guts,' Trump says; Scaramucci: W.H. and press should 'deescalate'; Problems piling up at NBC; Why Dr. Sanjay Gupta wrote to Jeff Sessions
00:43:20
WHCA president discusses her 'regret' about dinner; Was the press dinner a setback for journalism?; 'They hate your guts,' Trump says; Scaramucci: W.H. and press should 'deescalate'; Problems piling up at NBC; Why Dr. Sanjay Gupta wrote to Jeff Sessions
Apr 29, 2018
What the media missed: Fear of losing status, not economic anxiety, moved 2016 voters
00:32:20
Did the press corps learn the wrong lessons from the presidential election? Diana C. Mutz's new research finds that some key segments of voters were motivated by "status threat," a perceived loss of status, more so than "economic hardship." Mutz talks with Brian Stelter about the differences between media narratives and social science findings. Stelter asks: "What do you want journalists to learn from your study for future campaigns?"
Apr 26, 2018
Trump using his bully pulpit to bully; Remnick: Trump 'hides in plain sight'; Avenatti's prediction about Hannity and Cohen; Hannity: Trump's shadow chief of staff?; From Fox hosts' lips to the president's ears; Denver Post finds unlikely ally in Denver m
00:39:18
Trump using his bully pulpit to bully; Remnick: Trump 'hides in plain sight'; Avenatti's prediction about Hannity and Cohen; Hannity: Trump's shadow chief of staff?; From Fox hosts' lips to the president's ears; Denver Post finds unlikely ally in Denver mayor; Tariffs: An unexpected problem for local newsrooms
Apr 22, 2018
These tariffs are causing layoffs at newspapers
00:19:31
Paul Tash, CEO of the Tampa Bay Times, tells Brian Stelter about an unexpected problem facing print newspapers: tariffs. Tash says layoffs at his paper are directly related to new tariffs on Canadian newsprint. Tash also discusses the challenges of digital media and the future of local journalism.
Apr 20, 2018
Trump's angry moods are driving the news cycle; The 'wag the dog' question; What Dershowitz is telling the president; Will Comey book 'change the narrative?'; Palmieri: Comey 'out of bounds'; Cracks in the pro-Trump media?
00:39:01
Trump's angry moods are driving the news cycle; The 'wag the dog' question; What Dershowitz is telling the president; Will Comey book 'change the narrative?'; Palmieri: Comey 'out of bounds'; Cracks in the pro-Trump media?
Apr 15, 2018
April Ryan "under fire:" Hostilities between the White House and the press
00:19:12
April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, talks with Brian Stelter about a controversial question she asked at a press briefing; the death threats she received afterward; and her other experiences covering the Trump administration.
Apr 13, 2018
Trump's top source of intel: Fox News?; Is this a metaphor for Trump's presidency?; Baquet says Trump attacks are 'out of control'; A local news SOS from the Denver Post; Ex-Sinclair reporter calls out the company; Laura Ingraham ad boycott continues; Er
00:38:59
Trump's top source of intel: Fox News?; Is this a metaphor for Trump's presidency?; Baquet says Trump attacks are 'out of control'; A local news SOS from the Denver Post; Ex-Sinclair reporter calls out the company; Laura Ingraham ad boycott continues; Erickson: Atlantic's firing of Williamson is 'bad form'; WashPost responds to Trump's complaints.
Apr 08, 2018
Callum Borchers dissects the Trump-Fox feedback loop
00:30:57
The Washington Post's Callum Borchers discusses President Trump's slams against Amazon, the Sinclair controversy, and the president's habit of governing via Fox News. Brian Stelter also asks Borchers about his argument that Trump is "losing his war on the media."
Apr 05, 2018
Trump's thinly veiled attack on Wash Post; Are ad boycotts the right answer?; Lessons from 'Roseanne' ratings success; Trump's best defense from Mueller? Fox News; Differences between journalism and activism
00:39:55
Trump's thinly veiled attack on Wash Post; Are ad boycotts the right answer?; Lessons from 'Roseanne' ratings success; Trump's best defense from Mueller? Fox News; Differences between journalism and activism
Apr 01, 2018
Are people "immune" to facts? These experts say no
00:26:45
PolitiFact editor Angie Holan and Alexios Mantzarlis, director of the International Fact Checking Network, join Brian Stelter to discuss the state of fact-checking and the fight against misinformation. April 2 is International Fact Checking Day, a chance to promote skills for journalists and everyday news consumers.
Mar 29, 2018
Why Stormy's tell-all interview matters; White House leakers -- or whistleblowers?; Eric Bolling talks Fox, Trump, opioids; Is the gun "intensity gap" closing?; Stelter says Trump is the denier-in-chief
00:39:00
Why Stormy's tell-all interview matters; White House leakers -- or whistleblowers?; Eric Bolling talks Fox, Trump, opioids; Is the gun "intensity gap" closing?; Stelter says Trump is the denier-in-chief
Mar 25, 2018
Sarah Lacy talks Facebook's "crisis of confidence" and Mark Zuckerberg's damage control
00:31:47
Pando founder Sarah Lacy discusses the eerie similarities between Facebook's very first controversy and the current data debacle. Lacy tells Brian Stelter that company officials are wondering "are we the bad guys?" and re-evaluating Facebook's role in society. Plus, she critiques how tech giants are covered by the press.
Mar 22, 2018
Trump takes on Mueller in tweetstorm; Comey's book is already a best seller; Bernstein's advice to press: 'Stay reportorial'; The TV to White House pipeline; Is Stormy Daniels more media savvy than Trump?; Ben Shapiro talks media bias and gun control; Cha
00:39:14
Trump takes on Mueller in tweetstorm; Comey's book is already a best seller; Bernstein's advice to press: 'Stay reportorial'; The TV to White House pipeline; Is Stormy Daniels more media savvy than Trump?; Ben Shapiro talks media bias and gun control; Charlottesville witness suing Alex Jones
Mar 18, 2018
The future of film: "It's hard to say no to Netflix"
00:34:35
WSJ reporter Ben Fritz, author of "The Big Picture," talks with Brian Stelter about how Netflix, Amazon and MoviePass are changing the way we watch movies. Fritz describes traditional movie studios as "brand managers" and says he's never seen studio executives so "scared and uncertain" about the future.
Mar 15, 2018
Trump's media jabs: Jokes or serious threats?; How Trump tries to "produce" his presidency; Stormy Daniels scandal is about money, not sex; Nunberg meltdown? He says "I melted TV down"; How the media is marking Women's History Month
00:38:39
Trump's media jabs: Jokes or serious threats?; How Trump tries to "produce" his presidency; Stormy Daniels scandal is about money, not sex; Nunberg meltdown? He says "I melted TV down"; How the media is marking Women's History Month
Mar 11, 2018
Discovery's David Zaslav unpacks Scripps deal and discusses the future of TV
00:31:52
David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery, sits down with Brian Stelter in the Food Network test kitchen to discuss his acquisition of Scripps Networks. The deal brings brands like Food Network, TLC, HGTV, ID, and Animal Planet under one roof. Zaslav discusses the future of the cable bundle, the ins and outs of global media markets, and the importance of mobile viewing.
Mar 07, 2018
How to focus amid a flood of Trump coverage; Losing Hope: What it means for the press; Why Jordan Klepper is optimistic about gun reform; Pro-Trump media's denial about Mueller; A startup wants to 'guard' against 'fake news'
00:39:15
How to focus amid a flood of Trump coverage; Losing Hope: What it means for the press; Why Jordan Klepper is optimistic about gun reform; Pro-Trump media's denial about Mueller; A startup wants to 'guard' against 'fake news'
Mar 04, 2018
How CNN's KFILE lands so many scoops about Trump appointees
00:32:31
Andrew Kaczynski, Chris Massie and Nathan McDermott of KFILE tell Brian Stelter about the team's investigative methods. The reporters have uncovered plagiarism scandals, racist remarks, and other embarrassing facts about numerous government officials, leading to resignations in some cases.
Mar 02, 2018
Reality intrudes on Trump's 'fantasyland'; David Hogg meets Dan Rather; Glenn Beck: 'We have to start looking to heal'; No, the media does not 'love mass shootings'; Media bashing unites conservatives at CPAC
00:41:17
Dan Rather, Sarah Westwood, and Doug Heye discuss President Trump's "fantasyland," including tweets that misquoted Fox News stories. Rather equated the White House's spreading of falsehoods to a "fertilizer spreader in a wind storm."; David Hogg is one of the student survivors leading the "Never Again" campaign. He is also thinking about majoring in journalism. In this interview with Brian Stelter, Hogg also speaks with veteran news anchor Dan Rather about student activism and media coverage. Rather offers Hogg some career advice.; Glenn Beck shares his thoughts on how to "heal" the country's media divide with Brian Stelter. He talks about his past on Fox News, stresses the need for "calm conversations," and discusses CNN's recent town hall.; Lulu Ramadan, a 23-year-old reporter who has already covered three mass shootings, responds to the NRA's inflammatory talking points about the media. John Avlon also joins the conversation and explains why the NRA is trying to "deflect and distract."; Brian Stelter says CPAC featured media criticism that was "destructive" instead of "constructive." Doug Heye and John Avlon both weigh in on this trend.
Feb 25, 2018
Ryan Holiday unpacks Peter Thiel's conspiracy against Gawker
00:29:13
Ryan Holiday's new book "Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue" gets to the root of Thiel's elaborate "conspiracy" to take down Gawker. He reveals why the media company had no chance in court, the reason Thiel thinks there should be more "actual conspiracies" in the world, and the existence of a mysterious key player in Gawker's demise.
Feb 22, 2018
Gergen cites 'growing' threat to America; New leaks about the White House's lies; Time to rethink how mass shootings are covered?; How 'catch and kill' is used to bury news stories; Stelter: 'Fake news' plague is getting worse
00:39:38
Gergen cites 'growing' threat to America; New leaks about the White House's lies; Time to rethink how mass shootings are covered?; How 'catch and kill' is used to bury news stories; Stelter: 'Fake news' plague is getting worse
Feb 18, 2018
Mass shootings: Lessons for journalists and for viewers
00:30:16
Dave Cullen, author of the book "Columbine," reflects on the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida; how journalists should cover shootings differently; why these incidents have escalated over time; and whether there's any end in sight.
Feb 15, 2018
Hope Hicks becomes the story; A tale of two media narratives; New legislation to protect American journalists; Social media giants grilled on 'fake news'; Turmoil at major media outlets
00:39:33
Hope Hicks becomes the story; A tale of two media narratives; New legislation to protect American journalists; Social media giants grilled on 'fake news'; Turmoil at major media outlets
Feb 11, 2018
Slate's Jacob Weisberg drops his media 'report card'
00:27:05
Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of The Slate Group, analyzes the media's performance since Election Day, sounding off on false equivalence, the space between news and opinion, and the influence of "bad faith actors" who tinker with the truth.
Feb 07, 2018
Pro-Trump media's mission to take down Mueller; The Nunes memo: Lessons for the media?; Ruddy: 'Show me the evidence' of collusion; Focusing on 'the real story' about Russia; Can dying local newsrooms be saved?; Trump's bogus boast about State of the Unio
00:39:22
Pro-Trump media's mission to take down Mueller; The Nunes memo: Lessons for the media?; Ruddy: 'Show me the evidence' of collusion; Focusing on 'the real story' about Russia; Can dying local newsrooms be saved?; Trump's bogus boast about State of the Union
Feb 05, 2018
Super Bowl Sunday: Has the NFL "peaked?" What's the future of the league?
00:33:08
CNNMoney's Ahiza Garcia, Frank Pallotta and Brian Stelter discuss the NFL's rocky season; the ratings race; President Trump's influence; and other factors at play in this weekend's Super Bowl.
Feb 02, 2018
Stelter: 'Refuse to be confused' about Mueller; Fox, GOP, Trump conspiratorial feedback loop; The 'Fox News effect' on GOP legislators; Van Jones on the racial unemployment gap; Voices of immigrants missing in DACA coverage?; Man arrested for threats to k
00:39:59
Stelter: 'Refuse to be confused' about Mueller; Fox, GOP, Trump conspiratorial feedback loop; The 'Fox News effect' on GOP legislators; Van Jones on the racial unemployment gap; Voices of immigrants missing in DACA coverage?; Man arrested for threats to kill CNN employees
Jan 28, 2018
Kyle Pope: Here's how the media should cover Trump differently
00:31:27
Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review, tells Brian Stelter that the media needs to escape "follow the bouncy-ball" coverage framed around Trump's tweets and White House statements. The two discuss the possibility of alternative media formulas and finding new ways to give readers further context and clarity in a never-ending news cycle.
Jan 26, 2018
Split-screen weekend: protests and shutdown; Trump's impact: 'Shorter attention spans!'; Backlash over Trump supporter focus groups; April Ryan says the press is 'under attack'; Will Trump skip traditional Super Bowl interview?
00:38:45
Split-screen weekend: protests and shutdown; Trump's impact: 'Shorter attention spans!'; Backlash over Trump supporter focus groups; April Ryan says the press is 'under attack'; Will Trump skip traditional Super Bowl interview?
Jan 21, 2018
Time's Charlotte Alter dives into "The Avengers" and media coverage of the women's movement one year after President Trump's inauguration
00:24:14
Charlotte Alter discusses her Time magazine cover story "The Avengers," which highlights the unprecedented surge of first-time female candidates, mostly Democrats, running for office. She also shares why she "loved" the NYT editorial board's decision to publish letters from steadfast Trump supporters.
Jan 19, 2018
Why journalists are asking 'Is Trump a racist?'; The White House disputes WSJ's quote; Does Trump really want tougher libel laws?; Optics of Trump's 'stable genius' tour; Oprah 2020: Serious chance or media hype?; Reuters reporters facing prison in Myanma
00:39:43
Why journalists are asking 'Is Trump a racist?'; The White House disputes WSJ's quote; Does Trump really want tougher libel laws?; Optics of Trump's 'stable genius' tour; Oprah 2020: Serious chance or media hype?; Reuters reporters facing prison in Myanmar
Jan 14, 2018
Chris Cillizza gets to "The Point" in a chaotic news week
00:34:47
CNN's Chris Cillizza and Brian Stelter discuss Oprah Winfrey's interest in running for president, the reactions to her Golden Globes speech, Trump's "reality show" meetings, and his live-tweeting habits.
Jan 11, 2018
Bernstein: 'We're in a real constitutional crisis'; Ethics of reporting on Trump's mental fitness; Bannon says he has regrets, but doesn't deny quotes; How did Wolff pull 'Fire and Fury' off?; Wolff's controversial reporting methods; Is Trump clamping dow
00:44:34
Bernstein: 'We're in a real constitutional crisis'; Ethics of reporting on Trump's mental fitness; Bannon says he has regrets, but doesn't deny quotes; How did Wolff pull 'Fire and Fury' off?; Wolff's controversial reporting methods; Is Trump clamping down on press access?
Jan 07, 2018
How did Michael Wolff do it? Did he break journalistic rules?
00:23:58
The Atlantic's Michelle Cottle and author David Cay Johnston evaluate the accuracy and ethics of Michael Wolff's reporting in "Fire and Fury: Inside the White House." Cottle wrote a groundbreaking profile of Wolff in 2004 and Johnston has been covering Trump for decades. Johnston's book "It's Even Worse Than You Think" comes out later this month.
Jan 05, 2018
Highs and lows for journalism in 2017; Biggest questions for Mueller probe in 2018; 'Widening the lens' on harassment reporting; Big tech's role in the 2018 midterms; Top editors divulge 2018 media resolutions
00:41:48
Highs and lows for journalism in 2017; Biggest questions for Mueller probe in 2018; 'Widening the lens' on harassment reporting; Big tech's role in the 2018 midterms; Top editors divulge 2018 media resolutions
Dec 31, 2017
Trump's war on the media, one year in; 2017: An assault on the truth?; How Trump has warped trust in the media; PolitiFact: Trump's Russia claim is 'Lie of the Year'; What top editors learned in 2017
00:38:56
Trump's war on the media, one year in; 2017: An assault on the truth?; How Trump has warped trust in the media; PolitiFact: Trump's Russia claim is 'Lie of the Year'; What top editors learned in 2017
Dec 24, 2017
Special edition: 2017's unforgettable media stories
00:36:57
CNN media reporters Brian Stelter, Oliver Darcy, Chloe Melas, Tom Kludt, and Frank Pallotta sit down in New York for this special year-in-review. The team reflects on the biggest media moments of 2017, from the groundbreaking #MeToo movement and Trump's war on the media to the Disney-Fox deal and late-night TV drama.
Dec 21, 2017
Stelter: The Trump-Fox News feedback loop; Pro-Trump media's war on Mueller; Murdoch-Trump and the Disney-Fox deal; Ex-Fox contributor: 'Fox News will sue me for speaking out today'; Culture changes amid harassment tipping point?; Mexican journalist fears
00:42:11
Stelter: The Trump-Fox News feedback loop; Pro-Trump media's war on Mueller; Murdoch-Trump and the Disney-Fox deal; Ex-Fox contributor: 'Fox News will sue me for speaking out today'; Culture changes amid harassment tipping point?; Mexican journalist fears death if deported
Dec 17, 2017
Will Sommer studies conservative media's stars in the Trump age
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Will Sommer, campaign editor at The Hill and author of the Right Richter newsletter, speaks with Brian Stelter about how information and narratives spread throughout conservative radio shows, TV shows, web sites and social media feeds. Which columnists and podcasters are on the way up? How much influence do figures like Steve Bannon and sites like Breitbart really have? And what are the common misconceptions about the conservative media landscape?
Dec 14, 2017
How Moore mastered Trump's anti-media playbook; Is Moore's campaign against the media working?; Bernstein: reporting mistakes are inevitable; Why did newsrooms make so many mistakes this week?; Bernstein: Fox hosts are abetting a cover-up; Sen. Cardin on
00:39:08
How Moore mastered Trump's anti-media playbook; Is Moore's campaign against the media working?; Bernstein: reporting mistakes are inevitable; Why did newsrooms make so many mistakes this week?; Bernstein: Fox hosts are abetting a cover-up; Sen. Cardin on Russia's media move, net neutrality; Trump's TV habits causing concern?
Dec 10, 2017
Margaret Sullivan's travels: Seeing how Alabama media outlets are covering the Moore-Jones race
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Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan talks with Brian Stelter about Roy Moore's campaign against the media. Sullivan traveled to Alabama for her most recent column about coverage of Moore's race to win an open Senate seat. Sullivan and Stelter discuss anti-media sentiments, the optics of endorsements, responses to the Post's reporting about Moore, and the media habits of voters.
Dec 07, 2017
ABC criticized over bombshell Ross correction; Are Trump's reckless tweets actually a danger?; Harassment 'tipping point' topples Matt Lauer; Christmas party drama at the White House; Sally Quinn: The First Amendment will survive
00:38:47
ABC criticized over bombshell Ross correction; Are Trump's reckless tweets actually a danger?; Harassment 'tipping point' topples Matt Lauer; Christmas party drama at the White House; Sally Quinn: The First Amendment will survive
Dec 03, 2017
Stelter and Gold on the future of morning TV in the aftermath of Lauer & Rose scandals
00:32:19
CNN's Hadas Gold talks with Brian Stelter about the sudden firing of Matt Lauer, one week after Charlier Rose encountered a similar fate at CBS. They discuss what the Lauer story means for NBC and for morning TV at large; how the network handled it internally, who will replace Lauer, and what other stories will be cropping up in the weeks to come.
Dec 01, 2017
Trump's latest media targets: CNN and Time; Trump's truths, lies and the shades in between; How CBS covered the Charlie Rose scandal; FCC v. DOJ: mixed messages to media moguls; Wardle: Let's retire the phrase 'fake news'
00:38:48
Trump's latest media targets: CNN and Time; Trump's truths, lies and the shades in between; How CBS covered the Charlie Rose scandal; FCC v. DOJ: mixed messages to media moguls; Wardle: Let's retire the phrase 'fake news'
Nov 26, 2017
Anthony Atamanuik on the art of playing Trump on TV
00:38:00
Anthony Atamanuik, host of Comedy Central's "The President Show," sits down with Brian Stelter about his physical and mental preparations for impersonating President Trump. He says he studies tapes of Trump's rallies and almost approaches the task like a biographer would.
Nov 22, 2017
Alabama papers urge voters: 'Reject Roy Moore'; Will Roy Moore's anti-media campaign work?; Why the press is reexamining claims against Trump; Stelter: Trump avoiding TV interviews for 6 months; Head-spinning changes in the media business; Carusone defend
00:38:43
Alabama papers urge voters: 'Reject Roy Moore'; Will Roy Moore's anti-media campaign work?; Why the press is reexamining claims against Trump; Stelter: Trump avoiding TV interviews for 6 months; Head-spinning changes in the media business; Carusone defends anti-Hannity ad boycott; The inside story of the Mnuchin photo meme; Atamaniuk: What it takes to impersonate Trump
Nov 19, 2017
Tracing the roots of conservative skepticism in the media with S.E. Cupp
00:21:40
S.E. Cupp, host of "S. E. Cupp Unfiltered" on HLN, tells Brian Stelter that conservative distrust in the media "runs deep." She discusses causes and potential solutions, as outlined in her new op-ed for the CNN Opinion series "Free Press: What's At Stake." Cupp articulates resentments about liberal entertainers, says President Trump has exacerbated conservative skepticism about the news media, and describes how the partisan divide even exists in her family.
Nov 16, 2017
Why Alabamians don't trust the Post on Moore; Twitter Trump undermining Teleprompter Trump?; Stelter: Trump factor at play in AT&T deal?; Chris Hurst: from newsroom to VA Statehouse; Middle ground lost to 'negative polarization'
00:37:58
Why Alabamians don't trust the Post on Moore; Twitter Trump undermining Teleprompter Trump?; Stelter: Trump factor at play in AT&T deal?; Chris Hurst: from newsroom to VA Statehouse; Middle ground lost to 'negative polarization'
Nov 12, 2017
The Paradise Papers: How following the money is now a collaborative effort
00:24:57
New York Times reporter Jesse Drucker tells Brian Stelter about how 95 newsrooms around the world worked together to tackle a massive leak of documents from the law firm Appleby. The effort, known as the "Paradise Papers," was coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Drucker discusses what the bombshell stories tell us about how the wealthiest in the world take advantage of a secretive "parallel system of wealth management and wealth creation," and says more stories are to come.
Nov 09, 2017
Conway and Stelter spar on air; Do low approval numbers matter for Trump?; Murdoch's media outlets taking aim at Mueller; The 'Weinstein effect' on harassment reporting; What happens when local newsrooms wither?
00:42:38
Conway and Stelter spar on air; Do low approval numbers matter for Trump?; Murdoch's media outlets taking aim at Mueller; The 'Weinstein effect' on harassment reporting; What happens when local newsrooms wither?
Nov 05, 2017
F*** News should be replaced by these words, Claire Wardle says
00:31:58
Claire Wardle says "fake news" is "woefully inadequate" to explain all the types of "information pollution." She tells Brian Stelter why she prefers using the terms "mis-information," "dis-information," and "mal-information" to describe the problems. Wardle, the executive director of the organization First Draft, also discusses the recent Capitol Hill hearings with Facebook, Google and Twitter executives.
Nov 02, 2017
Journalists prep for pending Russia indictment; Fox parrots Trump (or the other way around?); Stelter: Fox News changes the subject; Reporters revealing harassment: what's next?; Capitol Hill: America's most interesting beat?; When will we see Trump on '
00:39:17
Journalists prep for pending Russia indictment; Fox parrots Trump (or the other way around?); Stelter: Fox News changes the subject; Reporters revealing harassment: what's next?; Capitol Hill: America's most interesting beat?; When will we see Trump on '60 Minutes?';
Oct 29, 2017
Jeff Fager on "60 Minutes:" storied past, new season and digital future
00:22:07
Executive producer Jeff Fager reflects on fifty years of "60 Minutes," the subject of his new book. Fager talks with Brian Stelter about the recent "60 Minutes" investigation in partnership with The Washington Post that led Tom Marino, Trump's pick for "drug czar," to withdraw from consideration. Fager also talks about recruiting Oprah Winfrey as a correspondent for the new season of the show, and shares his optimism in the future of the program in the digital age.
Oct 27, 2017
How media pressure leads to White House action; Rothman: Why "fake news will never die"; Why did Bill O'Reilly pay a $32 million settlement?; Ex-Fox News anchor responds to O'Reilly story; Investigative journalist killed in Malta car blast
00:39:26
How media pressure leads to White House action; Rothman: Why "fake news will never die"; Why did Bill O'Reilly pay a $32 million settlement?; Ex-Fox News anchor responds to O'Reilly story; Investigative journalist killed in Malta car blast
Oct 22, 2017
How Kim Masters stood up to "bully" Harvey Weinstein and revealed a harassment allegation against Roy Price
00:32:03
The Hollywood Reporter's editor at large Kim Masters talks about why no source would speak on the record about Harvey Weinstein in the 1990s, about the first time she and Weinstein met, about her most recent reporting on sexual misconduct allegations against Amazon Studios' Roy Price, and about how the Gawker lawsuit's chilling effect on newsrooms is hard to shake off.
Oct 20, 2017
Harvey Weinstein loses another lawyer; FCC commissioner responds to Trump's license tweets; Why is FCC chair silent on Trump's TV threat?; Schieffer says we're 'overloaded' by news; Did Trump violate the First Amendment?; Jodi Kantor broke the Weinstein s
00:39:03
Harvey Weinstein loses another lawyer; FCC commissioner responds to Trump's license tweets; Why is FCC chair silent on Trump's TV threat?; Schieffer says we're 'overloaded' by news; Did Trump violate the First Amendment?; Jodi Kantor broke the Weinstein story; Starbucks wants to bring you 'good news'
Oct 15, 2017
NYT's Jodi Kantor on the Weinstein scandal: how months of reporting led to a bombshell story
00:16:41
Reporter Jodi Kantor "felt the pressure of writing for history" while "trying to do something that other journalists had tried to do for so long" -- spending months collecting evidence and interviews for a story about decades of improper behavior by Harvey Weinstein. Kantor and Megan Twohey interviewed women who alleged sexual harassment and intimidation by Weinstein. Kantor tells Brian Stelter about her pursuit of the story, her "relief" after publishing it, and what comes next.
Oct 13, 2017
Howard Schultz wants to give you good news with your Starbucks coffee
00:20:37
The executive chairman of Starbucks sits down with Brian Stelter to discuss the company's expansion into original content production, as the second season of the Starbucks original series "Upstanders" debuts online. Upstanders, as Schultz describes it, revolves around "emotionally charged, uplifting" stories of "ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things in service of others." Schultz is joined by Starbucks' "chief storyteller" Rajiv Chandrasekaran, hailing from a decades-long career at the Washington Post.
Oct 10, 2017
Trump "trolling" journos with fake news talk; Should readers trust confidential sources?; Trump objects to coverage of his towel-throwing; Has the NRA become a right-wing media company?; Sykes says Trump has "immunized" himself; This is pro-Trump media's
00:41:06
Trump "trolling" journos with fake news talk; Should readers trust confidential sources?; Trump objects to coverage of his towel-throwing; Has the NRA become a right-wing media company?; Sykes says Trump has "immunized" himself; This is pro-Trump media's business model; Stelter: What the Weinstein story really means; Inside the WashPost with editor Marty Baron 
Oct 08, 2017
Marty Baron on the Washington Post in the Trump age
00:34:56
What is President Trump's biggest threat to press freedom? Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, answers that question and many more in this interview with Brian Stelter at the Post's HQ. Baron also discusses leak investigations, Trump's tweets, and the Russia investigations, along with the Post's changing business model and its competitors like The New York Times. He discusses the Post's recent milestone of one million paid digital subscribers and when the era of a printed paper may end.
Oct 06, 2017
Reporters tell an important story in Puerto Rico; Trump lashes out at coverage of Puerto Rico; Trump's tweets cause news cycle overload; Media losing the thread on the NFL protests; Facebook 'designed for information warfare?'; Mattis 'on a tight rope' sp
00:39:16
Reporters tell an important story in Puerto Rico; Trump lashes out at coverage of Puerto Rico; Trump's tweets cause news cycle overload; Media losing the thread on the NFL protests; Facebook 'designed for information warfare?'; Mattis 'on a tight rope' speaking to press; Newhouse and Hefner, the deaths of two legends
Oct 04, 2017
Hannity and O'Reilly: How Angelo Carusone of Media Matters views the right-wing echo chamber
00:34:36
Media Matters for America president Angelo Carusone talks with Brian Stelter about Bill O'Reilly's return to Fox News, the group's effort to pressure Sean Hannity's advertisers, and the future of Fox. Stelter asks about criticisms of the liberal media watchdog group and Media Matters' advocacy in a divided media landscape.
Sep 29, 2017
NFL preaches unity in response to Trump; Is Trump's attack against the NFL racist?; How Trump is changing sports coverage; Kimmel 'more accurate' than GOP on health bill; Warner wants a new law tracking political ads; Carl Bernstein: Russia probes are 'cl
00:39:48
NFL preaches unity in response to Trump; Is Trump's attack against the NFL racist?; How Trump is changing sports coverage; Kimmel 'more accurate' than GOP on health bill; Warner wants a new law tracking political ads; Carl Bernstein: Russia probes are 'closing in'; The week in media news with Bill Carter
Sep 24, 2017
Beyond the Facebook-Google "duopoly:" How tech is changing the media business
00:30:55
How are Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon affecting media companies? Brian Stelter speaks with Jason Kint, the CEO of Digital Content Next. Topics: What is the "digital duopoly?" What questions does Facebook need to answer about Russian interference? How will Apple's iPhone software upgrades impact newsrooms? What more does Facebook need to reveal about Russian interference?
Sep 21, 2017
ESPN's rivals trying to tarnish the network?; Jemele Hill's 'mainstream opinion' about Trump; Former ESPN reporter: 'Blurred line' at network; The journalistic ethics of Jemele Hill's tweet; Facebook's Russia data: What Mueller may learn; Clinton says the
00:38:29
ESPN's rivals trying to tarnish the network?; Jemele Hill's 'mainstream opinion' about Trump; Former ESPN reporter: 'Blurred line' at network; The journalistic ethics of Jemele Hill's tweet; Facebook's Russia data: What Mueller may learn; Clinton says the news media helped Trump win; A plot twist in Trump coverage?; Nancy Gibbs on why it's 'Time' to step down; Stelter: Media must keep fact-checking Trump
Sep 17, 2017
How Russia is weaponizing its state run media
00:26:50
Jim Rutenberg traveled to Moscow to examine how Russia has used Russia Today, Sputnik and social media to create "a 21st century Informational War machine that thrives in Western political fever swamps." Rutenberg spoke with Brian Stelter about his New York Times Magazine cover story on the topic. When does opinion journalism cross a line into propaganda? What does RT's "question more" slogan really mean? What are U.S. officials trying to do about Russian media?
Sep 14, 2017
Liberal media, "identity politics," right-wing rhetoric, and Fox News
00:25:00
Mark Lilla, the author of "The Once and Future Liberal," talks with Brian Stelter about how the liberal media's focus on diverse identities in the U.S. sends the message that America is "a collection of different groups that can't understand each other," rather than a nation. Identity politics is also exploited by right-wing media like Fox News and other "bottom feeders" like Breitbart, as Lilla puts it, as White American identity becomes more salient among audiences.
Sep 08, 2017
Is Trump's media diet changing?; Stelter: Lack of answers from Sarah Sanders; Journalists double as rescuers during Harvey; Hurricane Harvey ends, Houston's story begins; Right-wing media in denial about Russia probe?; Journalism is a family affair for th
00:39:33
Is Trump's media diet changing?; Stelter: Lack of answers from Sarah Sanders; Journalists double as rescuers during Harvey; Hurricane Harvey ends, Houston's story begins; Right-wing media in denial about Russia probe?; Journalism is a family affair for the Habermans
Sep 03, 2017
For Clyde and Maggie Haberman, journalism runs in the family
00:33:05
Maggie Haberman and her father Clyde both write for The New York Times, and they recently both had front page stories on the same day. How did journalism become a family calling? On this special edition of the podcast, Brian Stelter asks them both. Plus: How has the Times changed over the years? What are the differences between reporting and writing? And what has Clyde learned from Maggie's coverage of President Trump?
Sep 01, 2017
Houston TV station rushed to higher ground as floodwater rises; Trump's tweets: distracting 'shiny objects?'; No, Mr. President, journalists aren't 'sick'; Greenfield: Trump is 'delusional' about reality; Does the media make too much of Breitbart?
00:37:27
Houston TV station rushed to higher ground as floodwater rises; Trump's tweets: distracting 'shiny objects?'; No, Mr. President, journalists aren't 'sick'; Greenfield: Trump is 'delusional' about reality; Does the media make too much of Breitbart?
Aug 27, 2017
Uncomfortable questions about President Trump; Bernstein: Trump is unfit to be President; What happens to governing if POTUS is unfit?; Behind the scenes at 'both sides' presser; Press overreacting to Trump's terrible week?; How will Steve Bannon weaponiz
00:39:16
Uncomfortable questions about President Trump; Bernstein: Trump is unfit to be President; What happens to governing if POTUS is unfit?; Behind the scenes at 'both sides' presser; Press overreacting to Trump's terrible week?; How will Steve Bannon weaponize Breitbart?; Newsrooms missing the mark on race coverage?; James Murdoch's $1 million donation to ADL
Aug 20, 2017
Explaining Charlottesville: Did the media paint the whole picture?
00:29:34
Did the media provide the right historical, and cultural, context around the events in Charlottesville? Brian Stelter discusses with Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute and author of "The End of White Christian America," about the questions we should ask in the aftermath of the violent protests.
Aug 18, 2017
Sabato: Marchers sought 'media attention'; Coverage of violent protests should be 'smart' ; Trump pledges to hold a press conference; Sabato: Trump should fire Bannon; Ali: 'Best defense to defamation is the truth'; Lawsuits against media outlets are pili
00:39:27
Sabato: Marchers sought 'media attention'; Coverage of violent protests should be 'smart' ; Trump pledges to hold a press conference; Sabato: Trump should fire Bannon; Ali: 'Best defense to defamation is the truth'; Lawsuits against media outlets are piling up; Why it's so difficult to report on North Korea; Press is still struggling to interpret Trump?; How leaks and TV talking heads affect Trump; Fact-checkers check out Trump's trust problem
Aug 13, 2017
Why Elizabeth Spiers is starting an "Insurrection"
00:29:11
Media entrepreneur and journalist Elizabeth Spiers talks with Brian Stelter about her new "left-leaning, adversarial journalism" venture, plus her time as editor of the New York Observer, where she worked with Jared Kushner, and how the Gawker lawsuit drove up the costs of running a media company. 
Aug 10, 2017
Untruths, lies and how to tell the difference; Mike Pence calls NYT "disgraceful" for 2020 story'; Will Jeff Sessions' leaks crackdown impact journos?; Leaks from the Deep State: fact or fiction?
00:38:04
How these leaks to reporters exposed lies; Untruths, lies and how to tell the difference; McEnany appears in pro-Trump 'newscast'; Pence calls NYT "disgraceful" for 2020 story'; Will Sessions' leaks crackdown impact journos?; Leaks from the Deep State: fact or fiction?; How press conferences could help Trump; A lawsuit, a suspension: bad week for Fox News; Why 'cosmopolitan' is a loaded word
Aug 06, 2017
Why parents' work-life balance is a newsroom diversity issue
00:21:34
"What are newsrooms doing to retain women who have or plan to have children, to make sure more women stay in the talent pipeline?" Katherine Goldstein spent her Nieman fellowship exploring the issues faced by working parents in the journalism profession. With the news cycle getting faster, and newsrooms doing more with less, Goldstein tells Brian Stelter that newsroom leaders need to address work-life balance and allow for more flexibility to help retain and support talented employees at different stages of their lives.
Aug 03, 2017
Scaramucci hasn't plugged the leaks yet; Brinkley: Trump is 'unfit for command'; GOP media voices concerned about Trump?; Stelter: With Fox's power comes responsibility; Why Zurawik says Fox's strategy is 'risky'; 'Holy smokes' tweets about transgender ba
00:40:08
Scaramucci hasn't plugged the leaks yet; Brinkley: Trump is 'unfit for command'; GOP media voices concerned about Trump?; Stelter: With Fox's power comes responsibility; Why Zurawik says Fox's strategy is 'risky'; 'Holy smokes' tweets about transgender ban; Camerota on the 'Foxic' world of cable news
Jul 30, 2017
Will Trump wind up like Nixon? We asked Watergate veteran Elizabeth Drew
00:25:40
Elizabeth Drew covered Watergate for the New Yorker and is now covering Trump for the New York Review of Books. She talks with Brian Stelter about why she is happy the Russia scandal didn't earn the "-gate" suffix, and about the differences and similarities between Nixon and Trump, who "both made huge mistakes" in firing Cox and Comey.
Jul 27, 2017
Kellyanne Conway and Brian Stelter debate Trump presidency; Will WH shake-up lead to more combative press strategy?; Is Scaramucci the right guy in the wrong job?; Will cameras be turned back on at White House briefings?
00:47:04
Kellyanne Conway and Stelter debate Trump presidency; Will WH shake-up lead to more combative press strategy?; Is Scaramucci the right guy in the wrong job?; Will cameras be turned back on at White House briefings? GUEST: Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to President Trump GUEST: Scott Jennings, CNN political analyst; former special assistant to President George W. Bush GUEST: Dan Pfeiffer, former senior advisor to President Obama GUEST: Don Baer, former White House communications director to President Clinton; former chief speech writer for President Clinton GUEST: Tara Palmeri, White House correspondent, Politico; CNN political analyst
Jul 24, 2017
Your summer guide to media & entertainment
00:30:15
CNN Media's Frank Pallotta and Oliver Darcy talk with Brian Stelter about the must-watch movies of the season, the return of Game of Thrones, the technology behind the newly released Dunkirk movie, and how media consumption habits are changing in the age of Netflix (and of Trump).
Jul 23, 2017
Trump's TV viewing habits, Parallels between reporting during Watergate and today, Pro-Trump media's efforts to discredit Russia reporting
00:39:57
Trump's TV viewing habits; coverage of the Don Jr. meeting and Jared Kushner's role; have White House briefings become irrelevant? Parallels between reporting during Watergate and today? Pro-Trump media's efforts to discredit Russia reporting. GUESTS : Jeff Mason, White House correspondent, Reuters; president, White House Correspondents' Association Tara Palmeri, White House correspondent, Politico; CNN political analyst Ken Kurson, former editor, The New York Observer Carl Bernstein, CNN political analyst Len Downie, former executive editor, The Washington Post; professor, Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite school of journalism David Zurawik, media critic, The Baltimore Sun
Jul 16, 2017
Do Trump's tweets bring out the worst in him & the news media?
00:29:06
FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver talks to Brian Stelter about whether the President's media bashing gives him "the appearance of doing something" as he faces "uphill'' battles over health care and Russian meddling. Silver and Stelter also discuss how Americans might be in a "permanent campaign mode" as the appetite for political news shows no signs for slowing down with mid-terms election just around the corner.
Jul 13, 2017
Confusion about Trump and Putin's meeting; reporters facing harassment and threats; interview with Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell; essay about "anti-journalism" views; rethinking coverage of the president's tweets
00:40:00
The $100,000 job: Garbage workers, Ceasefire brokered by US and Russia begins in Syria, American college graduate beaten to death in Greece
Jul 09, 2017
Frank Rich talks Veep, Trump, Watergate and his upcoming series on the media world
00:27:01
New York magazine's Frank Rich discusses his recent cover story, "How a Presidency Ends," revisiting Watergate and drawing parallels to the current political moment. Rich, an executive producer for HBO's "Veep," also previews the forthcoming season and describes a second show he is working on, "Succession," the story of an aging media mogul and the people who will take over his empire.
Jul 06, 2017
Trump Publishes Anti-CNN Video on Twitter; TV Hosts Say White House Used National Enquirer as Threat; Three CNN Journalists Resign After Retracted Russia Story; White House Reporters Frustrated by Lack of Access
00:43:47
NASA unveils plan to test asteroid defense technique, Panelists clash over Trump's anti-CNN tweet, Sasse warns of 'weaponizing distrust' after Trump's media attacks
Jul 02, 2017
No, "social media is not destroying America"
00:22:33
Author Emily Parker says "techno-pessimism" has gone too far. While she says our social media culture has some clear problems, she makes the case that Twitter and Facebook's positives are being overlooked. She tells Brian Stelter that "echo chambers" can actually be beneficial.
Jun 29, 2017
White House Curbs On-Camera Press Briefings; How "Fox & Friends" is a Trump' Infomercial; Breaking Down the Senate Health Care Bill; Vladimir Putin and the Conspiracy Trap
00:39:47
Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care, Judge: Ivanka Trump must answer questions in shoe design lawsuit, Wildfires blazing under extreme heat out West
Jun 25, 2017
Redefining the bundle and racing to 'own' your phone's home screen
00:41:00
Which media companies are adapting to the digital age and which ones are falling behind? Brian Stelter talks with BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield about Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Time Warner, Disney, Snapchat, Spotify, Amazon and more. How do these players overlap, compete and intersect? What's happening to the cable business model? Are all these changes a good or bad thing for consumers?
Jun 22, 2017
Oliver Stone one-on-one with Brian, Has NBC mishandled the Alex Jones interview?, Are commentators more divided than their audience?
00:39:56
Oliver Stone one-on-one with Brian, Has NBC mishandled the Alex Jones interview?, Are commentators more divided than their audience?
Jun 18, 2017
Why LA Times calls Trump 'our dishonest president'
00:21:30
Los Angeles Times editor and publisher Davan Maharaj discusses press freedoms, the "Trump effect" on subscriptions, and the paper's editorial series "Our Dishonest President." Maharaj says the series is being made into a book. He also talks with Brian Stelter about the paper's approach to covering California and its digital strategy.
Jun 15, 2017
Will Trump Actually Testify Under Oath?, First Prosecution Against a Leaker in Trump, How Trump Feeds Distrust of the News Media?, Why Political Satire is Harder in Trump Era
00:40:08
Will Trump Actually Testify Under Oath?, First Prosecution Against a Leaker in Trump, How Trump Feeds Distrust of the News Media?, Why Political Satire is Harder in Trump Era
Jun 11, 2017
Political satire is harder in the Trump era?
00:25:02
Andy Borowitz, satirist for The New Yorker, talks about the "liberal fantasy" of impeachment; what happens when people misinterpret his humor column as real news; and his personal decision to step away from Twitter.
Jun 08, 2017
London terror attack: Police fired 'unprecedented' number of rounds, London attack: City on edge after night of terror, Trump criticized for tweet about London Mayor after attack
00:44:43
London terror attack: Police fired 'unprecedented' number of rounds, London attack: City on edge after night of terror, Trump criticized for tweet about London Mayor after attack
Jun 04, 2017
Digital journalism in the age of Trump
00:21:41
BuzzFeed's editor in chief Ben Smith talks to Brian Stelter about covering Trump, whom he calls "a media figure, and basically everybody's assignment editor." Smith also discusses the challenges of reporting accurately "through the chaos of the social web."
May 31, 2017
HUD secretary Ben Carson: Poverty is largely 'a state of mind', Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception, Jared Kushner seeking a back channel with Russia would be 'off the map,' ex-general says
00:40:21
HUD secretary Ben Carson: Poverty is largely 'a state of mind', Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception, Jared Kushner seeking a back channel with Russia would be 'off the map,' ex-general says
May 28, 2017
Physical attacks on journalists
00:23:10
Brain Stelter talks to Committee to Protect Journalists executive director Joel Simon about the increasing threats to journalists around the world. He says promoting press freedom is just as important in the United States as it is abroad.
May 25, 2017
Trump's speech to Muslim world a tough sell, Trump compliments Egyptian president's shoes, Melania and Ivanka Trump arrive in Saudi Arabia sans headscarves
00:32:42
Trump's speech to Muslim world a tough sell, Trump compliments Egyptian president's shoes, Melania and Ivanka Trump arrive in Saudi Arabia sans headscarves
May 21, 2017
Dealing with Inconvenient Facts
00:24:34
Brooke Gladstone, host of Public Radio's "On the Media", talks to Brian Stelter about her new book aimed at those unsettled by President Trump's attacks on facts, "The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time."
May 17, 2017
5 Days since Comey gets the ax, Where are the leaks in the Trump White House, SNLS reaction
00:39:22
5 Days since Comey gets the ax, Where are the leaks in the Trump White House, SNLS reaction
May 14, 2017
Blossoming in the news desert: How local news can grow
00:20:43
CJR staff writer David Uberti and Brian Stelter talk about how hometown journalism can re-invent itself amid cuts in staff and budgets
May 11, 2017
New info about probe into Fox news, Late night feels the heat, How Trump-Murdoch ties may influence Fox probe
00:39:34
New info about probe into Fox news, Late night feels the heat, How Trump-Murdoch ties may influence Fox probe
May 07, 2017
How Caitlyn Jenner used her mastery of the media to tell her story
00:20:26
Two years after her Vanity Fair cover, Caitlyn Jenner reflects on how media coverage of transgender issues has changed. She tells Brian Stelter about her publicity strategy and her political interests.
May 04, 2017
Trump's next 1,361 days, McCain to allies: Watch what Trump does, not what he says, President speaks at NRA convention, slurs Warren
00:39:42
Trump's next 1,361 days, McCain to allies: Watch what Trump does, not what he says, President speaks at NRA convention, slurs Warren
Apr 30, 2017
First Amendment attorney on threats to press freedom in Trump's first 100 days
00:29:29
Floyd Abrams talks to CNN's Brian Stelter about what he calls the President's "daily denigration of the press." Abrams, whose latest book is called "The Soul of the First Amendment," also explains how the First Amendment is often used - and misused - in political arguments.
Apr 27, 2017
3 White house correspondents on white house visitor logs, Fox Bill O'Reilly, Step forward for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace
00:43:46
3 White house correspondents on white house visitor logs, Fox Bill O'Reilly, Step forward for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace
Apr 23, 2017
NYT editor talks about new 'Truth' campaign
00:27:42
"The Truth is Hard," The New York Times says in a new series of ads directed by Darren Aronofsky. The paper's managing editor Joe Kahn talks with CNN's Brian Stelter about the marketing effort, big changes at the Times, and a recent stumble by the sports department on Twitter.
Apr 21, 2017
McMaster: All options on table in regard to North Korea, There are "two Americas," the "front and the back row,", Cillizza: Sean Spicer's worst week in Washington
00:39:38
McMaster: All options on table in regard to North Korea, There are "two Americas," the "front and the back row,", Cillizza: Sean Spicer's worst week in Washington
Apr 16, 2017
The Future of News in a Divided and Connected World
00:26:22
CNN's Brian Stelter moderates the "The Future of News in a Divided and Connected World" panel with Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico, ABC's Cecilia Vega, and author David Kirkpatrick during the Newseum's program "The President and the Press: The First Amendment in the First 100 Days."
Apr 13, 2017
Can Bill O'Reilly Survive the Ad Boycott?, Trump Thinks O'Reilly Did Nothing Wrong, Journalism vs. Cheerleading in Syria Coverage
00:39:49
Did Images of Syria Victims Lead to Bombings? Can O'Reilly Survive the Ad Boycott? Fox News' Sexual Harassment Crisis Spreads Trump Thinks O'Reilly Did Nothing Wrong Journalism vs. Cheerleading in Syria Coverage
Apr 09, 2017
We must have somehow failed the story of Syria
00:22:57
CNN's Arwa Damon has been covering the Syria war for years. But she says she's racked with guilt and self-reflection, wondering if she could have done more. Is it true, she says, that "giving voice to the voiceless no longer actually generates accountability?" A candid conversation with Brian Stelter about about war in the social media age.
Apr 06, 2017
O'Reilly Paid 5 Women Over Harassment Claims, Trump Resumes Twitter Attacks On Media, Internet Fact Checking Day
00:39:52
O'Reilly Paid 5 Women Over Harassment Claims, Trump Resumes Twitter Attacks On Media, Internet Fact Checking Day
Apr 02, 2017
Pod Save America meets Reliable Sources
00:17:07
Jon Lovett, co-host of Pod Save America podcast and founder of Crooked Media, talks to CNN's Brian Stelter about keeping up with the rapidly changing news cycle and sorting through the noise of what's true and what's not.
Mar 30, 2017
Trump's Big Loss, How Fox Politicizes the News, Trump Making Podcasts Great Again?
00:39:53
Trump's Big Loss, How Fox Politicizes the News, Trump Making Podcasts Great Again?
Mar 26, 2017
Going way outside the Beltway: How coverage of Trump is viewed in the Rust Belt
00:25:13
CNN's Brian Stelter sits down with writer/photographer Chris Arnade, who traveled to the forgotten corners of the Rust Belt to hear what locals say about cable coverage of Trump and what really matters to them.
Mar 23, 2017
Donald Trump: A Fox News president, Media Protests Tillerson's Lack of Access, The Battle Over Funds for PBS, Larry Johnson source for Napolitano
00:39:32
Donald Trump: A Fox News president, Media Protests Tillerson's Lack of Access, The Battle Over Funds for PBS, Larry Johnson source for Napolitano
Mar 19, 2017
Kara Swisher, Recode co-founder, flirts with a run for office while tackling a spectrum of topics from Silicon Valley to civic engagement.
00:34:06
With CNN's Brian Stelter at SXSW.
Mar 16, 2017
Is President Trump Avoiding the Press?, Will Tillerson's Asia Trip Include Press?, Trump Fires U.S. Atty. Overseeing Fox Probe
00:39:05
Is President Trump Avoiding the Press?, Will Tillerson's Asia Trip Include Press?, Trump Fires U.S. Atty. Overseeing Fox Probe
Mar 12, 2017
How much privacy do we really have?
00:19:23
Wikileaks posted a massive trove of documents that it claims reveals secrets of how the CIA conducts hacking operations worldwide. Brian Stelter and Jose Pagliery, an investigative reporter for CNNMoney, discuss cyber spies, privacy and hackers. The a reminder that anyone with devices connected to the internet (IPhones, Androids, TVs) is vulnerable to hacking.
Mar 09, 2017
Life as a White House Reporter, From Unprecedented to "Presidential", The Making of an Alternative Reality, "Teleprompter Trump" vs. "Twitter Trump"
00:39:06
From Unprecedented to "Presidential", The Making of an Alternative Reality, "Teleprompter Trump" vs. "Twitter Trump", Life as a White House Reporter ** Hey I'm Brian Stelter next time for reliable sources this is our weekly look at the story behind the story of the media really works how the news gets made this hour from the joint address to those socking tweets from insider Jason Miller joins me talk about what makes his former boss +2 White House correspondents are here for the people inside of the press briefing at first the making of an alternative reality the real news headlines I've been hard on president from just read the New York Times and Washington Post CNN and other outlets been breaking new ground about team trumps connections to Russia one of the Washington Post stories calls Atty. Gen. Jeff sessions to recuse himself from Russia -related investigations Trump was reportedly ticked off about this even think sessions needed to recuse himself so what happened this weekend what trump try to change the story in fact he is and he and his allies I created a brand-new storyline casting aspersions on former Pres. Obama they haven't given any proof but they have given from supporters brand-new talking point that trumps problems are really Obama's fault trumps conservative media allies are working overtime to promote this narrative so let's take a look at what's really going on here and how it started this morning just in time for the Sunday morning shows trunk press secretary Sean Spicer said quote reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling by reports the teaming trumps own tweets because early Saturday morning trip went on a reckless Tweet storm making allegations that are reminiscent of his birther conspiracy theory and his bogus claims about a rigged election he said quote how low has Pres. Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process this is Nixon/Watergate Obama's a bad or sick guy where did Trump get these ideas where is he getting his information CNN's Jeff Celli reports that this Breitbart news story was circulating in the West Wing on Friday and the truck was infuriated by now the story asserted that Obama has been trying to undermine trump at every turn as you can see from the headline it was inspired the Thursday night radio segment by conservative talk show host Mark event bear in mind this was not fresh reporting by living or Breitbart this was opinion attempts basically to connect some dots okay so that was on Thursday that's how this new story started now it's Sunday in the White House is calling on Congress to investigate this theory here's Sarah Huckabee Sanders on ABC's this week these are extremely serious charges the president is making where is he getting this information what I think there've been quite a few reports I know that Jonathan and others earlier in the program mentioned that it was all conservative media but that's frankly not true the New York Times BBC have also talked about and reported on the potential of this having had happened the times and other news outlets did not report but Obama personally ordered trumps phones to be tapped is no evidence of that reporters have described ongoing investigations the Trump Associates investigations that began when Obama was still in office soap Martha Raddatz asked was Breitbart the main source for Trump's tweets here's how Sanders responded I think the bigger thing is I you guys are always tying us to take the media seriously what we are today were taking the reports that places like the New York Times Fox News BBC multiple outlets have reported this weight the New York Times earlier this week from said the New York Times was evil and one of his aides recently called the BBC big news the family New York Times you and your colleagues have thrown into this trap of fake news for failing New York Times okay so keeping that in mind let's go back to what Sanders was saying on ABC all were saying is let's take a closer look if this happened Martha I agree with the president saying it did happen but I think he is going off of information that he's saying that is led him to believe that this is a very real potential and if it is this is the greatest overreach in the greatest abuse of power that I think we've ever seen in acute attack on democracy itself and the American people have a right to know if this Took Pl., Sanders is doing something the Trump ministration tends to do take the arguments in the allegations against Trump and turn them on somebody else try to do this flip-flop of sorts so we've seen this new story represented as new stories start on Thursday now it's Sunday give strong voters a new argument something new to debate open new to respond with what's the real story let's bring in Kathleen Hall Jamieson is a director of the Annenberg Public policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Washington Bill Plante of famous former White House correspondent for CBS News bill you covered Washington for more than half a century have you ever seen anything like this no previous administrations there was tension between White House reporters and the president of prison staff but never in this kind of situation where stories have been deliberately set up to take the place of whatever is actually happening and direct attention elsewhere so this is this is new but I think it's a very important we not allow ourselves to become involved in it personally that we simply follow it where it leads do you see the type of ministration taking that the words are being used against sin and turn them around for example Watergate course do you work on the reporters in Washington that covering Watergate Trump is using the word Watergate on twitter Reyna turned around and say Obama's acting like Nixon yes this is definitely what is trying to do is trying to shift the attention away from the concerns over his administration the ties with lessons with other concerns and move it to this new idea that he is put out there but all we can do I think is point out that is what the residents did there is no no proof that this is actually true there is no evidence that this has happened a very impressive interview by Raddatz morning over on ABC Kathleen how do you view this in the perspective of an effective event of a communication professor does Trump essentially break journalism by by saying something that's outlandish that has no evidence backing it up and then causing journalist report I like it's any other claim by any other president yes he does and he creates a dilemma for journalists because ordinarily journalist would say the president said then look for the alternative then look for the documentation and play through that narrative but when there's no proof journalist have to find a way in the headline to say without proof Trump alleges so that we don't put in place the allegation as if it has some legitimacy rather rather we should be saying where's the proof which I'm specializes in is shifting the burden of proof making a charge with no evidence and then asking for an investigation shifts the burden of proof now someone is supposed to disapprove an unproven allegation bar Journal is getting it right in the banners in the headlines in the framing or you seen a lot of scrubs some of them are doing well dear times this morning and print said with no proof this is the headline trump claims Obama tapped notice before you ever get to what Obama tapped and you lay down that as a possible charge you've heard with no proof and trunk claims I'd actually changed were claims to alleges suggests that it really has no support so far but your point that headlines makes the story not about what Trump is saying about insane and without evidence other words it makes it about either a misstatement or or sort of out of thin air statement is not backing up but is also a deeper narrative here because what was taking hold in the press was a story about cover up what were the Trump folks covering up notice what trump does he displaces that story with the allegation that no it's Obama who is Nixon and as a result anything that you're going to ally with the cover-up is innocent compared to the actual chart he's actually got associative logic here instead of a narrative of cover-up we now have a narrative of Nixon engaging in subterfuge to undermine his enemies that's a powerful historical analogue offered without any proof but there's some logic displacing one story with the other two because there's a lot more boarding we need to do on this topic that is a lot more we need to find out about what exactly the bomb initiation was doing who was being investigated bill as someone who covered Washington were to the White House for many years were CBS News you make of this dynamic between presentation on Spicer in the press as Maureen Spicer said when I can talk about this at all anymore until there's an investigation second hold up in the briefing room tomorrow no will come under sustained questioning tomorrow to offer evidence that there is something going on here and he will deflect that as he has in the past because so far they haven't been able to provide any evidence but again the important thing for reporters covering this is not to get involved personally in disputing this or disputing how we feel about the claim but simply to drive home that there is no evidence less than Evan somehow turns up and but this has to be continually investigated and discuss but not to get involved it sounds to me like you feel some journalists are taking this too personally getting too emotional is that is unfair yeah I see tweets from people and no names of course but whose who you are offended by what's going on well if you are offended by what's going on should keep it to yourself on those words on that no bill thank you very much for being here percent Linguistic around her and bring her back later this hour a quick break here more on this weekend came from Pres. Trump and the fact checking out another All-Star panel Welcome back to reliable sources on Brian Stelter this weekend was the president from trying to change the story of talking not about his own team's actions Russia but instead Pres. Obama whether Obama is a ministration improperly investigated trump let's talk about with our excellent panel Kathleen Venable editor and publisher of the nation magazine Molly Hemingway senior editor at the Federalist I and Charles blow columnist for the New York Times so much to discuss here let me start with you you see a weekend of reactions to present from suites how do you feel that the press is reacted this unusual situation well it seems that the press always react the same way which is very hysterically to every single thing that Trump says be little bit nice not that it's not frustrating to deal with a president who is so imprecise who says things without proof that is very frustrating at the same time I think this constant level of hysteria causes people to either tune out or get hysterical themselves and that's not a great public service there are real issues that flight we actually have had reporting month on surveillance of trunk transition people and good digging into that story about why we have people both surveying these people and leaking in sort of a coordinated campaign that is still a legitimate story even if Pres. Trump talks about it in a way that is less than ideal the way he uses language is different from the way the past presence of use language though a present from personalizes it says in a very shocking way maybe taking off all the edges are all the caveats is different and reporters are reacting to it I wonder Charles up if you feel you ever get a little hysterical as Molly was adjusting some journals do well I think you know we have to dispense with all euphemisms here about whether or not she's using your precision in language or not know the president is actually live and we have to continuously say that the president is actually lie and that is an assault on the truth itself and it is this assault on the legitimacy of the presidency itself and we will know that you have to remember is that when we stopped believing in the present we you know that is not just his credibility that's been burning through that's American credibility that is being burned through his credibility is inextricably linked to American credibility when he is the president and we cannot continue to grace him on some sort of curve we have to translate sift through true parts of what you say the positives that he thinks are you saying there absolute provable demonstrable lies and Windows 8 lies is a lie Holly is that what turns off some of your readers the Federalist federal a right-leaning website you say that lack of trust in media comes from well for example St. John's line well I think at the top of the show Brian you said that sessions recused himself in response to the Washington Post story on his testimony actually not true he recused himself according to him because of his involvement in the campaign he said that explicitly and clearly do I think you were lying no I don't I think it was imprecise I think you didn't leave and honestly me do you really believe that and he was in the campaign months ago he knew that months ago and the only one day after the Washington Post story suddenly decided to change his mind the question for journalists is just to report what was actually said during his testimony he only has enough job during report what they say during which everybody he also said that he would be going to Riverview and he would recuse himself at the advice of his staff he said that the meetings were set up prior you can't you can't know what's in people's heart you can only go by what they say is I think it's very much more devastating to say resident Trump said this here is what the facts say then to get into that sort of very emotional state of calling people a liar or whatnot again we have all sorts of liars throughout government coming copper was on the on the shows today talking about stuff this is a guy who lied before Congressman Sen. Wyden asked him if the NSA was spying on millions of Americans he said no that was it that was not true and he knew that was not true Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress for lying about his involvement a gunrunning scheme that led to the murders of many people we didn't see the hysteria that we see right now over sessions or these other stories so it would be nice for the media to treat everybody with the same standards rather than just get so caught up I and I may get that Donald Trump sets people off one way or another but we have to keep hold of ourselves to the salon before tremendous amount of deflection actually did live and in fact we are certain we are reportedly exactly what he said in his own tweets she did not say that he was responding to reports which is what song starts on spices said after the fact she did not say that when he was tweeting he said Obama himself not the Obama administration not not Justice Department officials all beneath Obama that directions Obama himself had targeted him specifically wiretaps Toronto that is exactly what he said it is not hysteria not try to make that an emotional plea what everyone in journalism because what our business is is truth without that without credibility will think to sell there is no business personal journalism enterprise without truth we see that the truth itself was being attacked we must defend the truth from I take Molly's point in the same time though that the bar needs to be high for everybody we've a high standard for all parties and all politicians the audience hopefully will come along with her on the ride for us Katrina only bring you in on on something happened earlier in the week on the 40th day of the term presidency this joint address to Congress none of you are watching TV that night but here's what I saw on TV that night audible same truck was presidential/prison trip acting presidential praising the president's tall presidential trunk presidential tone change of tone fits the tone and it was a presentation and it was presidential presidential did commentators overreacted the actions of the bar too low have not a high enough standard for president from that night absolutely the hosannas to Pres. Trump being able to speak with a Teleprompter this is a president who is waged war on the media and the pivot of the media was quite externally to watch crime we have just put out a special issue with the nation how to cover media media in the trump era with a great doings very cover and its role is to say whatever your politics left writer center across the spectrum the media needs to do a better job of covering president Trenton it did candidate trump this is a president who hates to attack the very media which in many ways help fuel his win media malpractice played a role we need to find a way now to restore a blueprint integrity and independence and trust in the media and that means Brian doing our John you heard from Molly and Charles the role of the journalist should be to cover fearlessly fairly accurately and remind people why the media is called the fourth the state there's a role we play so I just think on the other news of the day if I could Brian you know Trump has debased our political sphere and discourse with trafficking and conspiracy theories his use of twitter should cover his tweet tweet/integrates and debases our work Journal should go out and do the work for example in his allegations house Kathleen Jamison said he shifting the burden of proof Charlotte should go out and report did the FISA court identifies a court give a warrant to top Trump or his associates he may traffic and conspiracy theories which are listening to do the digging the hard work that makes journalism about accountability he wants to destroy the infrastructure democracy and media information we cannot permit them so I think it's very important disagreement bill plan I think you need to jettison Olympia neutrality I think you also need to jettison Access for journalism and instead replace it with democratic accountability access is certainly less valuable if a person is and is leading you systematically access only go so far the person is in tone to the truth that there's also you you know you reported on this we have seen a tsunami of leaks in Washington there needs to be an independent investigation of Russian you know whether Russia colluded with in the same election we do not know at the moment we have unsubstantiated unverified allegations and it is vital for our democracy and for the entrance national interest of this country we learn about the leaks we learn through independent investigation about whether there were any ties because it's polluting our discourse we are resilient country we shouldn't be polluted by this ongoing idea anyone who questions whether Russia played a role in the selection is un-American I think some the reporting is happening to do your point Katrina limit company on one more point here Baha'i standards also for the press to the Associated Press under Curzon this weekend for publishing vice president Pentz and his wife's private email addresses Pentz wrote the APL letter as lawyer did actually write a letter asking for an apology JP is not apologizing but it says it took down the email address when I realize that Benson's wife was still using it actively is this the kind of story causes folks on the right some of your readers perhaps to have less trust however the AP I think it does but I think also just extend the challenge of our current media environment and we had so much coverage of WikiLeaks which was involving stolen information or hacked information we need to have some pretty clear ethics on how we how we report and who gets caught up in these leaks now it's one thing if you're a very public official and the information is a public interest not saying that excuses reporting on it but it's at least a different issue than when you're merely married or the child or something of a public official I think we should be very clear about what information gets shared and what we what we protect I don't see the need to publish the actual email address emails were news address was a news Carl's last thing that you and if I can ask about is I'm a ardent reader of all your twitter feeds I knows to Charles they need to rewrite your calm all the time now because so much news it happened so quickly on a personal basis how do you kind of keep up with all that's going on I have a weird grandma Monday, which is a weird guy because of right is of course there's a lot that happens between private very often start the rewrite but but but you know what the country is that it was very interesting to me was that we have to continue to report this in fact travel with on television this morning director of national intelligence and there was no Pfizer more order for wiretap so now you have to go back to this other point which is whether whether or not the president saying that Obama was behaving legally and relatively sensational charge and you can just like pushed it off into the other Kenneth mound of things that here tweeted that may or may not have been true that's an incredible chart one Pres. is saying about his predecessor that he had beheaded in a way that is so illegal that it it kind of adds up to something that is Watergate level I'm sorry this is this is so this is an enormous story there is no amount of credit sheet that we as Germans can bring to it that isn't too much you something has to happened this week we cannot have the present. Malcolm is a will blessed that Congress investigate in fact my my understanding of this near other people may know this better than me monitoring of this is that if the president actually wanted to know from the intelligence community she cannot she notice himself there is no need for the Congress investigate for him to know he may not disclose it but he could know it so this idea that that that this president has said this this can just be one of the other things at the same time I was making a point about Klapper's own credibility so folks to see it in different ways appreciate all of you being here thank you very much and up next year an exclusive one-on-one interview with former top advisor Jason Miller I welcome back take a look at this calendar we produce the after the election after he won the election day Donald Trump took to Twitter to attack release critique the media pretty frequently everyday with a green checkmark is a media critique you see much more the same in December never more than a few days off at a time before hammering to media outlets he didn't like January you see much of the same as one break there around Inauguration Day but then the green checkmarks mean more critiques of the press and much more the same there in February but notice here in March that's right about a week without an attack on the media from Pres. Trump's twitter account what's going on as part of a new strategy while doing me now talk about that is Jason Miller former Senior communication advisor Donald Trump's presidential campaign Jason great to see you Brent takes realm beyond back on Christmas day you decide not to take a role in the White House you were going to be medications director working alongside press secretary Sean Spicer why did you decide not to take the job will ultimately this wasn't my time I needed to make my family a priority apply to me in my decision but obviously still supporter the president to do anything I can to help out do think it's made Spicer's job harder and over while Spicer was being both communications director and Press Secretary he's had a hard time look this is a demanding position no matter who's filling the role I think Sean Stone very good job obviously about tough circumstances I think you see the particular of the past week or two shows really become more comfortable behind the podium it is really I think is good command of what the job entails and how to advocate for this administration you can stay in touch with Spicer and other aids right I will like catch up with folks every now and then in like a settlement still strong supporter of the administration and so I think sprinkler I think Spicer's channeling his boss that how that relationship going because is been all sorts of press stories some saying that Trump is very happy with spice or other sane supportive this again did you know I love that were on no reliable sources but in some of these cases I think you could call unreliable sources the fact of the matter with Pres. Trump is that if he doesn't want you there you're knocking to be there and I think that's a simple soak the truth of the matter is that the president thinks Sean is doing a very good job and I think she wants to get his performance behind the podium and the job he's done communicating the president's message is been very good lately just you and me talking when Pres. Trump wakes up and post a bunch of tweets about wiretapping at Trump Tower you're secretly happy secretly relieved you're not working at the White House well look like sent big supporter of the administration and I very much miss some of the action that goes with out but the one thing that I don't miss the hours that's when the things it really cuts and the ability to spend time with family and into other things be know what he thinks Brian would go back and secondly showed that the calendar yeah should the days which is something new going on there you think why thinkable things like number one the president gave it fantastic speech this week so I think that is we came away from Tuesday and I think the president saw what total messaging victory looks like it when he gets up there gives a speech like that there's no reason to go and step on it and for better part of 24 hours he had fantastic news coverage now the unfortunate part is that we started having these leaks in anonymous sources coming out the day later to attack the president that's really it was gonna put us in the last couple days here but this was a this is a very good week for the president and I think this this speech really shows how unifying force he can be that was an insightful, is that of those links were attacking the president and typically a journalist sitting here the anchors I would say those links were trying to inform a people maybe they were whistleblowers trying to inform us when on-site government but the truck team does view these leaks as a tack stone thing they are mean if the whole reason why these leaks were put out there was to try to step on the president's momentum coming out of the speech. Brian all think that you disagree with me on that point and I think that's my don't know I don't know what the sources were linking an interpersonal level I of my biggest frustrations is when I see criticism of the president saying that maybe he's not using a unifying enough tone about which office we saw Tuesday I think he does use it very unifying Tony brings people together but there he's constantly being faced with these attacks from these nameless faceless anonymous sources and expected to respond and defend himself if I think there's a real responsibility from the media is to wear word we draw the line on these these leaks in these attacks their coming out the president we can also then turn around and say that while I know the rough defending themselves but we have to take a different tone and I think that's I think that some of the media really has to take a close look at Will you pledge not to be an anonymous source yourself while I do my job and that's my job is said like career but also a strong supporter of the president and other communications professional so will do whatever I can to help out do you think is wise that do not be posting those tweets calling journalist the enemy the people in attacking so-called fake news is that a wise change in approach this week or would you recommend I continue to to avoid doing that benighted conversation with the president when he was still the president elect before I left the team and I went out to the private sector and he asked the question thinkers we get front page story that day talk about Twitter usage and so the question I frugally again be asked my opinion is Mr. Pres. or Mr. Pres. elect at that time tweeting not only does it remind people you have a authentic voice that your 22 people don't have to go through and check off on every single tweet that you're putting out there but also you have the single biggest megaphone if anyone on the planet and so if you need to set the record straight you want to get your positive message out there he's going right to the people there's a way of bypassing the entire media filter I think too frequently is put on message from anyone to leadership particularly the present United States while I'm glad you're not bypassing the media filter days and thanks for being a smart thank you Brian the next year or exhausting not being the press secretary or comms person but maybe covering going on a daily basis hear from two White House reports right after this
Mar 05, 2017
CNN's 'Believer', Reza Aslan, talk to Brian Stelter about Trump, media, and his personal journey.
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Feb 16, 2017
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Feb 12, 2017
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From the resurgence of "1984" to the continued success of "Hillbilly Elegy," there's a Trump bump in book sales. The editor of the New York Times book review talks to CNN's Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter about trying to figure out how we got here and where we may be going under the current President Trump.
Feb 09, 2017
Michael Wolff: Does the Press Still Not Get Trump?, Leaks Already Plaguing Trump Administration, Evan McMullin - Stand Up Republic: Trump's Attacks Authoritarian
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Feb 05, 2017
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Trump ditches press corps at airport, Fair coverage for candidates?, Gary Johnson not in debate
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Trump ditches press corps at airport, Fair coverage for candidates?, Gary Johnson not in debate.
Sep 18, 2016
Hillary's comments on Trump's backers, 9/11 coverage of Aaron Brown and Clinton's health as she leaves memorial.
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Hillary's comments on Trump's backers, 9/11 coverage of Aaron Brown and Clinton's health as she leaves memorial.
Sep 11, 2016
Is media grading trump on a curve?, Is media making health-conspiracy theories worse, Top swing-state editors look ahead to showdown
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Is media grading trump on a curve?, Is media making health-conspiracy theories worse, Top swing-state editors look ahead to showdown
Sep 04, 2016
Charles Osgood retirement, J.D. Vance joins panels on Trump coverage, Kathleen Carroll addresses AP tweets
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Charles Osgood retirement, J.D. Vance joins panels on Trump coverage, Kathleen Carroll addresses AP tweets.
Aug 28, 2016
Deportation force? TBD says Trump campaign manager, What is Ailes doing for Trump?, Legend - John McLaughlin dies
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It's still undecided whether Donald Trump will continue to support forced deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants living in the US, his campaign manager said Sunday. "To be determined," said Kellyanne Conway, Trump's new campaign manager, after repeated questioning by CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." Conway was responding to reports about what was said in a meeting Trump held on Saturday with a Hispanic advisory council. Sources in the room told BuzzFeed that Trump spoke about a "humane and efficient" way to work with undocumented immigrants in the country currently, which was characterized by BuzzFeed as a way to legalize some and let them stay. Clinton campaign manager: Foundation contributions will take 'time to adjust'.
Aug 21, 2016
Jason Miller, Senior Trump comms advisor, FoxNews retools, Are reporters safe covering Trump rallies?
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Hard hitting A-block interview with Jason Miller, Senior communications advisor to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. FoxNews begins to retool the organization after the ouster of Roger Ailes after sexual harrasment lawsuit is made public. Are reporters safe covering Trump rallies?
Aug 14, 2016
Political bias panel, Why Trump supporters say media is biased, Fox news harassment investigation
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Donald Trump pumped up his attacks on Hillary Clinton's character Saturday night by suggesting that the former secretary of state is not mentally fit to be president. "She took a short-circuit in the brain. She's got problems," Trump said, seizing on Clinton's explanation that she "short-circuited" a recent answer about her truthfulness in discussing her email server. "Honestly, I don't think she's all there," he added. The attacks flowed from the Republican nominee as he once again tore into Clinton as "unstable," "unbalanced" and "totally unhinged." Trump's stepped-up attacks on Clinton come as he has been falling in a slew of recent battleground states and national polls and as top Republicans have fretted about Trump repeatedly knocking himself off message by engaging in controversies rather than focusing on Clinton.
Aug 07, 2016
Jason Miller talks Trump and Melania pics, Julian Assange on DNC hack and Debate scheduling
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Julian Assange: Hillary Clinton is "trying to undermine our publication. Jason Miller on Donald Trump, the debates, NFL and Melania Trump.
Jul 31, 2016
Breaking: DNC email leak points to favoritism, Trump RNC Bump?, How to cover the convention
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The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party's convention this week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort "to keep the peace" in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails. One email appears to show DNC staffers asking how they can reference Bernie Sanders' faith to weaken him in the eyes of Southern voters. Another seems to depict an attorney advising the committee on how to defend Hillary Clinton against an accusation by the Sanders campaign of not living up to a joint fundraising agreement. Wasserman Schultz is expected to gavel the convention in and out, but not speak in the wake of the controversy surrounding the leaked emails, a top Democrat said. "She's been quarantined," another top Democrat said, following a meeting Saturday night. This is seen as a concession to Sanders, who has been furious at Wasserman Schultz for what he believed was favoritism to Clinton. The Democrat familiar with the decision said it was done in hopes of preventing chaos on the convention floor among Sanders supporters. The decision was blessed by Clinton and Sanders officials, this Democrat said.
Jul 24, 2016
Roger Ailes on the ropes?, Media's role in Dallas, Minnesota and America, Citizen journalists
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This week we examine the coverage by the media about Roger Ailes and the lawsuit filed against him and FoxNews by Gretchen Carlson, citizen journalism thanks to live streaming and powerful mobile phones and the media's role in publicizing acts of police violence.
Jul 10, 2016
Millenials: Trust the media?, Clinton vs. Trump: Who's harder to cover?, 3rd party coverage
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Clinton camp's gripes about NYT coverage Both Clinton and Trump "are pretty unpopular in the broader electorate," and Clinton aides "hate when that is pointed out." Green Party candidates answer questions about the race and media coverage.
Jul 03, 2016