April 12th, 2013
04:14 PM ET

Sneak Peek at this Sunday's show

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.

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    On the subject of "The War on Whistle blowers", I was very disappointed to hear that President Obama, which I have great respect for, is engaged in efforts to silence reporters who try to reveal government secrets.

    I think that for sake of Democracy, certain standard should be set with respect to whistle-blowing. If a government entity or business is engaged in illegal activity, whistle-blowers should be fully protected. However, if the activity is not considered illegal, but more of unethical and not in-line with an individual's values or beliefs, than an individual should have the right or option to resign, request to be transferred/re-assigned, or refuse with the obvious repercussions.

    April 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  4. jacksonjay

    Howie only had time for a brief mention of coverage of the "local crime story" in Philly! He needed to spend time on "Reliable Sources" covering the Creepy CongressTwitter Critters! Cohen tweeting Cyndi Lauper and the "daughter of a friend" and Weiner tweeting about his ..., was certainly more newsworthy than abortion mass murder! I would certainly love to hear the "Wonkette" defend Gosnell's courageous fight to provide "health care" to poor underprivileged women in Philly!

    April 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  5. datechguy

    A critical look at the media eh? Funny Today I suggest the media will cover Gosnell because they fear more than anything else people actually noticing their power to cover or not cover and presto a show that supposedly looks at how the media covers stories ignores it.

    I'm sure it's just a coincidence

    April 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Reply
  6. Gary Overly

    Kurtz & all media bias clearly burying Gosnell story. Can't you show some courage & invite an anti-abortion guest on your show this Sunday? What are you afraid of...reliable sources?

    April 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Reply

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