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By Laura Koran, CNN
During the 2012 presidential campaign, the media came under criticism for calling out the Republican Party on its failure to reach out to various groups, including Hispanics and women. The analysis was seen by many in the GOP as an example of liberal bias. Now, a GOP ‘autopsy’ report is drawing similar conclusions, saying the party must do more to appeal to these groups. So was the media right after all? Howard Kurtz will discuss that question with Bill Press, host of Current TV’s Full Court Press, and Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner.
The Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism came out with a study ranking the three cable news networks (Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC) on their ratio of news reporting and opinion segments. MSNBC was ranked as the most opinion-driven network by a wide margin of 85% opinion to 15% news reporting. Marisa Guthrie, columnist for The Hollywood Reporter, Joe Concha, columnist for Mediaite, and Gail Shister of TV Newser weigh in on what the numbers mean for the three networks. The two will also discuss NBC’s decision to replace Jay Leno at The Tonight Show, despite the show’s first place rating.
Following the release of a study finding that 26% of New Hampshire residents suffer from some form of mental illness, a reporter for The Concord Monitor came out with an account of her personal, hidden battle with depression. Annmarie Timmins will join us to speak about her experience and the reaction her story has generated from readers.
A new biography of outspoken media mogul Roger Ailes came out this week, shining light on the man behind the ratings powerhouse, Fox News. We’ll speak with the biography’s author, Zev Chafets, about the book, and about Ailes’ successes in television and influence in the political world.
Tune in this Sunday at 11am ET.