Is the media scaring us to death over Ebola? Former CNN president Jon Klein on Nielsen's TV ratings glitch; James Risen on how the crackdown on whistleblowers affects reporting.
The focus on Capitol Hill this week centered on the bipartisan gun control legislation crafted by West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Has the press been treating the arguments of gun control advocates too favorably? We’ll ask Amy Holmes of The Blaze, Ana Marie Cox of The Guardian and the Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson. They’ll also discuss the controversy surrounding a secret recording obtained by Mother Jones of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell discussing potential below-the-belt campaign tactics against Ashley Judd.
Rep. Steve Cohen set Twittersphere tongues wagging when he posted, then deleted a Tweet to singer Cyndi Lauper that seemed flirtatious. After telling reporters the whole thing was a publicity stunt, the congressman will sit down with Howard to further explain his actions.
Almost two years after resigning in disgrace, former congressman Anthony Weiner jumped back into the spotlight this week with an in-depth New York Times Magazine interview. Paul Begala joins Howard to give his take on the interview and discuss how politicians use the media as a rehabilitation tool.
Finally, Robert Greenwald will tell Howard about his new film, “The War on Whistleblowers,” that shines a light on the Obama administration’s efforts to silence reporters who try to reveal government secrets.
Tune in, Sunday at 11am.