By Cassie Spodak, CNN
The Supreme Court handed down the much anticipated ruling on the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, on Thursday – and media scrambled to translate the complicated brief. But the judgment on the President’s signature law resulted in early coverage from CNN and Fox News reporting that the individual mandate had been struck down, when in fact it was upheld as a tax. How did journalists get it so wrong?
As the confusion unfolded on air, Fox News anchors Megyn Kelly and Judge Andrew Napolitano turned to SCOTUSblog.com for clarification. The blog was the first media outlet to accurately report the ruling and the blog’s live feed of the SCOTUS ruling peaked at over 800,000 views. SCOTUSblog.com creator Tom Goldstein discusses the reporting that went on behind the scenes.
Radio host Michael Medved, Bloomberg columnist Margaret Carlson and University of Maryland journalism professor Mark Feldstein will discuss how other media outlets covered the ruling as well as how pundits have been predicting that the mandate would be thrown out for months now.
Gail Shister of TV Newser discusses how NBC handled the exit of Today show co-host Ann Curry, as well as her emotional goodbye Thursday.
The debate over the modern working woman’s ability to find work-life balance has been going on for decades. But the cover story for July’s issue of The Atlantic entitled Why Women Can’t Have It All, by former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter, brought the debate back to the forefront. Editor-in-chief for the Daily-Download.com Lauren Ashburn and Newsweek/Daily Beast correspondent Michelle Cottle discuss why the article’s gotten so much attention.
This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
Maureen Ryan, Adam Buckman, David Zurawik and Howard Kurtz discuss Ann Curry on the Today show and Rielle Hunter's interview on ABC's 20/20.
Advice columnist reveals she was a victim of sexual abuse; MSNBC's lack of context; Fox's false report; Allegations of self- plagiarism; A big byline blunder
Maureen Ryan, Adam Buckman, David Zurawik and Howard Kurtz discuss the new HBO show The Newsroom from Aaron Sorkin.
Ryan Lizza and Howard Kurtz discuss how social media platforms have brought about a "crisis in political journalism."
Ryan Lizza, Dana Milbank, Amy Holmes and Howard Kurtz discuss Politico's suspension of White House reporter Joe Williams for controversial comments, and the latest criticism of Bain Capital for helping companies to "outsource" jobs.
Ryan Lizza, Dana Milbank, Amy Holmes and Howard Kurtz discuss the media's coverage of "Operation Fast and Furious" and the upcoming vote to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, as well as the latest in media coverage of Romney's choice for vice president.
Although the first Congressional hearing on the Justice Department’s “Operation Fast and Furious “ happened last June, the story got new legs this week. Attorney General Eric Holder faced the wrath of Congress for refusing to turn over some internal communications related to the investigation and the drama held media outlets rapt. Fox commentators claimed other outlets had ignored the story, while MSNBC defended Holder – did journalists blow the story?
Mitt Romney completed his five day bus tour this week and pundits claim he’s finally gotten the hang of this campaigning thing. Is there truth to this or are reporters just looking for a new twist to campaign coverage?
The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and Glenn Beck TV anchor Amy Holmes discuss the week in political coverage. Lizza will also discuss how Twitter and other social media platforms have led journalists to drop context in favor of sound bites that get buzz. Lizza argues this has led politicians and campaign officials to be much more guarded, creating a “crisis in political journalism.”
The Huffington Post’s Maureen Ryan, XfinityTV’s Adam Buckman and The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik will discuss HBO’s new TV News drama The Newsroom, ABC’s 20/20 interview with John Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter and rumors of NBC pushing out Ann Curry as host of the Today show.
This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
Matt Lewis and Cenk Uygur and Howard Kurtz on the reporter who interrupted President Obama's Rose Garden statement.
Jose Antonio Vargas, Matt Lewis and Cenk Uygur on the media's coverage of the hot-button topic of immigration.
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