Rula Jebreal and Jeffrey Goldberg discuss coverage of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict; Maziar Bahari on the recent arrests of journalists in Iran and his time spent in an Iranian prison
By Cassie Spodak, CNN
The foreign policy debate on Monday was heavy on substance, but light on buzz. By mid-week the headlines had moved on to Donald Trump’s newest grab for attention and President Obama’s media blitz with Jay Leno, Brian Williams and Rolling Stone. But the pundits were still quick to take sides on Romney and Obama’s performances. Even if Obama won the debates 2 to 1, how much does it matter? Romney seemed to agree with much of what Obama said on Monday, is he moving further and further to the center?
Michael Shear of The New York Times, Lauren Ashburn of the Daily-Download.com, and political blogger Craig Crawford discuss coverage of the debate as well as all the distractions that took over the press this week. Where was the in-depth discussion of the foreign policy platforms put forth by the candidates?
They will also take on the puzzling interaction between the Des Moines Register and President Obama – why did the campaign request the interview be off the record, only to give in once editor Rick Green published a blog post about it?
Matt Lewis of The Daily Caller, and John Aravosis of AmericaBlog sound off on how the presidential debate played out for Obama and Romney as well as the pundits’ twist on it.
Media critic for The Baltimore Sun David Zurawik discusses how the Obama campaign has leaned heavily on entertainment shows and magazines this week while Romney has stuck to stump speeches along the campaign trail. How have both strategies played out for the candidates?
Howard Kurtz also about the recently deceased BBC TV icon Jimmy Savile and the accusations that he abused hundreds of children.
This Sunday, 11am ET.