Rolling Stone & UVA—Did the reporter have an agenda? How the CIA uses misinformation; should the media publish hacked emails? Obama's recent media blitz; an American journalist held in Iran.
The aftermath of the Boston bombings dominated this week’s news and it will again be the focus of this week’s Reliable Sources.
The coverage took on a noticeably different tone this week; measured, apolitical reporting has given way to partisan finger-pointing and ideological point-scoring. What explains the nastiness? We’ll ask syndicated radio host Michael Medved, Current TV’s Cenk Uygur, and Jane Hall of American University. Also, Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen will tell us about the work that went into his powerful piece describing the Watertown shootout between the police and the Tsarnaev brothers
In other news, we’ll talk to Daily Beast reporter Michelle Cottle about why she decided to write a very personal piece about her recent double mastectomy and we’ll ask New York Times columnist Ross Douthat whether the media has been rooting for the passage of gun control legislation.
Tune in Sunday morning, 11am ET.