What should journalists call the armed group that has taken over a wildlife refuge in Oregon? Brian Stelter speaks with Dan Abrams, Art Roderick and Ian Kullgren. Deborah Davies, whose documentary charged that Ashley Manning received HGH shipments, defends her disputed reporting. Alex Gibney, the director of a new CNN documentary about Steve Jobs, contrasts "fanboy" coverage of Apple with thorough investigative journalism.
CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin & New York Times Reporter Ravi Somaiya analyze ethical & legal implications of Sean Penn's interview with El Chapo. And, Erik Wemple, S.E. Cupp and Lois Beckett analyze the NRA's media strategy, and expert mediator Kenneth Feinberg discusses the country's divide about guns. Then HLN host Nancy Grace faults the makers of "Making a Murderer" and doubts that media coverage erodes defendants' presumption of innocence.
Today: Marty Baron, the Washington Post's executive editor, and Doug Jehl, the foreign editor, tell Brian Stelter they're elated that Jason Rezaian has been freed. Then, Roxana Saberi and Maziar Bahari, who were detained in Iran, and David Rohde, who was kidnapped by the Taliban, describe their experiences after being freed. And, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, responds to criticism about the number of Democratic primary debates.
Today: Washington Post editor Marty Baron tells Brian Stelter about Jason Rezaian's release after 18 months in an Iranian prison. And, Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson and New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg predict what will happen at the next GOP debate. And, Former Obama senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer reacts to reports that Michael Bloomberg is considering a presidential run and discusses the tricky position his news organization is in.
Today: Dan Abrams and Jeff Greenfield analyze the unprecedented battle between GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and the GOP's favorite television channel Fox News and discusses new polls and the convoluted Iowa caucus process. Plus, Is Donald Trump driving a wedge between Fox and its fans? Dylan Byers, Marisa Guthrie and David Zurawik discuss the "divide" in conservative media.
Today: Dylan Byers, Doug Heye, Larry Sabato, and Chris Moody join Brian Stelter to analyze why the Ted Cruz campaign is misstating what CNN reported about Ben Carson. And, Famed Iowa pollster J. Ann Selzer explains how viewers should interpret political polls and why polls are becoming harder and harder to conduct. As ell as authors Rebecca Traister and Harry Jaffe dissecting the "roller coaster" media coverage of the Democratic presidential primary.
Today: Jeffrey Toobin, Floyd Abrams and Steven Brill comment on the varying reactions to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Abrams calls the partisan divide "depressing." Former "Face the Nation" moderator Bob Schieffer says the partisan divide is "wider than ever." He also analyzes how false news reports impede the public's understanding of politics. Then, David Zurawik, media critic for The Baltimore Sun, says Joe Scarborough is "in the tank" for Donald Trump and calls it "inappropriate." Zurawik also calls Trump's use of social media "brilliant."
Today: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump speaks about Ted Cruz, Obamacare, and how the Republican establishment treats him. Hillary Clinton speaks exclusively to Jake Tapper after narrowly defeating Bernie Sanders in Nevada. Sen. Marco Rubio scored a narrow second place finish in South Carolina. He'll discuss his strategy going into Super Tuesday and debunked Romney endorsement rumors. Sen. Ted Cruz told Jake Tapper that "the only campaign that can beat Donald Trump, and that has beaten Donald Trump, is our campaign.
Today: Are media outlets unduly encouraging the current war of words between Republican candidates for president? Kathleen Parker, M.Z. Hemingway and Jim Warren assess the situation. And, Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi says Donald Trump has turned the election into a high-rated "television show" with Trump as the star. As well as, Liberal TV host Ed Schultz and David Brock, the founder of a pro-Clinton Super PAC, trade barbs about the state of the Democratic race.
Today: Don Lemon, David Gregory, and Mark Preston join Brian Stelter to discuss how toxic water has affected Flint and how it will shape Sunday night's debate. And, Rebecca Berg and Alex Marlow discuss the recent altercation between a Time magazine photographer and a Secret Service officer at a Trump rally. Then, Poynter media ethicist Kelly McBride and the Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi dissect the controversy over Trump's off the record meeting with The New York Times.
CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein says he believes Donald Trump is a "neo-fascist" and urges the press to examine the "desire for a strongman." Douglas Brinkley, MZ Hemingway and Steven Brill join the conversation. Henry Gomez of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times describe high stakes campaign rallies, "wall-to-wall TV ads," and local polls that are "all over the place." Heba Said, a Muslim American journalist, sees a "very steep lack of diversity" in broadcast journalism. "We're not seeing how diverse this country is," she says. ...
Today; Jorge Ramos on his infamous spat with Donald Trump and whether or not he will ever get a proper interview with the Republican frontrunner. And, Brian takes at looks people's brains while watching a GOP debate. Is your brain 'On Trump"? Plus Nina Totenberg on her big interview with President Obama. And, guests Jeff Greenfield, Kayleigh McEnany, David Zurawik and Amy Goodman.
A special addition of Reliable Sources. This week's show focuses on why so many journalists missed on the Donald Trump phenomenon. Brian is joined by a panel of political pundits and journalists: Will Bunch from the Philadelphia Daily News, Scottie Nell Hughes, The Atlantic's Molly Ball and The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel. Plus, Time's Nancy Gibbs and the Daily Beast's John Avlon.
Today: Errol Louis and Matthew Dowd analyze the "debate over debates" and say the campaigns are likely to settle on a date before the New York primary. And, the television legends decry phoned-in interviews, praise follow-up questions and say the election "circus" reminds them of an episode of "Maury." Plus, Trump's media mastery started in the 1980s, when he was a "tabloid dream," former Daily News reporter and People magazine editor Larry Hackett says.
Reliable Sources stories for today are: Trump's new Sunday show strategy:silence. Why the Democrats' next debate will be different. Megyn Kelly thinking about leaving Fox?. Margaret Sullivan's legacy as NYT public editor.
Today: Is Rupert Murdoch warming up to Trump? Is Megyn Kelly going to score an interview with the candidate? Expert analysis from Jane Hall, Frank Sesno and Michael Oreskes. And, Former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields speaks out about her altercation with Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and says the prosecutor in the case was "very unprofessional." Plus, Former "PBS NewsHour" anchor and debate moderator Jim Lehrer shares his impressions of this election season.
Today: Ana Marie Cox says Trump has given the press a new "plot point to discuss." Carl Bernstein and MZ Hemingway say the press should be skeptical about a "toned down Trump." And, Brian Stelter speaks with columnists David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun and Salena Zito of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about Tuesday's Mid-Atlantic primaries. Plus, Janice Min and Brian Stelter discuss how newsrooms reacted when TMZ reported that Prince had died. And Ana Marie Cox takes stock of his musical legacy.
Today: Are news outlets responsible for the "reality show" feel of Donald Trump's campaign? Brian Lowry, Dylan Byers and Jeff Greenfield analyze the coverage. And, Poynter's Kelly McBride says Facebook is at a "turning point" in its relationship with the news business. And The Federalist's MZ Hemingway puts recent claims of anti-conservative bias in context. Also, does saturation coverage of the many Trump-related storylines mean he's "winning" the so-called news cycle, or not? Jeff Greenfield, Brian Lowry and Dylan Byers discuss.
Today: Political Analyst John Avlon talks about blaming the media for the political polarization. He and Brian are joined by Prof> Jane Hall and Commentator Carl Bernstein. And, the Executive Editor or The Washington Post Marty Baron discusses the recent war of words the paper is having with Donald Trump. Plus, remembering Morley Safer.
Today's Topics: Carl Bernstein, John Avlon and Dana Milbank have harsh words for Donald Trump and the campaign's decision to deny press credentials. Irshad Manji and Carl Bernstein discuss the need for Muslim Americans to be fully incorporated in both news coverage and entertainment programming. Hope Hicks is the Trump campaign's sole press staffer. Olivia Nuzzi shares what she learned while profiling Hicks for GQ magazine.
Sen. Bernie Sanders tells Jake Tapper that he does see similarities in the frustrations of the middle class in the United Kingdom and the United States. An interview with Sen. Bob Corker. State of the Cartoonion: Baby Boomers in the White House.
Today's topics: Clinton or Trump -- who's harder to cover?, Green Party getting short shrift from media?, The swaying -- and staying -- power of Millennials and Media and Interviews with Seacrest, Coles, Thompson at Cannes Lions festival.
David Zurawik, Jamia Wilson and Tomi Lahren debate the uses of social media and the ethics of free speech in the aftermath of this week's violence. Elon James White of TWIBNation tell Brian Stelter that conversations about race should extend past "murder videos" aired on TV and into a larger political discourse.
Today's guests include: Gabriel Sherman, National Affairs Editor, New York Magazine, Dylan Byers CNN Senior Reporter for Media and Politics, and Bill Carter CNN Media Analyst discuss Roger Ailes. Carl Bernstein discusses RNC convention.
Today's Guests: Jason Miller, Senior Communications advisor for the Trump campaign. Kim Ghattas, Margaret Sullivan and David Zurawik on fact-checking, false equivalencies and gut feeling about candidates in this year's elections.And, Julian Assange responds to Hillary Clinton.
How accessible is Hillary Clinton to journalists? Tamara Keith, who covers the Clinton campaign for NPR, talks with Brian Stelter about the candidate's decision not to hold a full fledged news conference so far this year. Rigged polls? Hidden support for Trump? Slanted samples of voters? 538 founder Nate Silver cuts through the noise and explains how to interpret polling data. Kurt Bardella and Ken Stern discuss web site Breitbart.
MTV's Jamil Smith , Scottie Nell Hughes and J.D. Vance join the conversation about media coverage of race. Recent tweets by the AP were "clumsy" and "sloppy," the news agency's top editor Kathleen Carroll says, but she defends its much-scrutinized Clinton Foundation story. Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney's top strategist in 2012, discusses why Trump is seeking "friendly" Fox News interviewers while Clinton is keeping her media interactions to a minimum.
Today's guests: CBS News political contributor Mark Leibovich, Former news anchor Soledad O'Brien, and Chairman and editor-in-chief The Slate Group Jacob Weisberg. Glenn Beck Founder, TheBlaze discusses challenges of conservative media fractures over Donald Trump.
Today's guests: Jim Hehrer, Ann Compton discuss the upcoming Presidential debate. Janet Brown Executive director of Commission on Presidential Debates. Brian Fallon Press Secretary for Hillary Clinton. Brian interviews Seth Myers host of NBC's "Late NIght".
Today' guests: Susanne Craig from The New York Times. Margie Omero, and Kristen Soltis Anderson from "The Pollsters" discuss how polls are being used and abused. Fred Hiatt Editorial Page Editor from The Washington Post.
Hilary Rosen, Kayleigh, Angels Rye, and Matt Lewis discuss the vulgar, personal nature of the campaign ahead of the second Presidential debate. Carole Simpson, Douglas Brinkley and Jeff Greenfield dissect the fallout from the lewd tape of Trump talking about women. Garance Burke from the APs "Apprentice" investigation.