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.
By Hardy Spire, CNN
Coming up on this week’s Reliable Sources at 11am Eastern time Sunday:
Brian is off to get married this weekend, but before he left, the team put together this show!
This week’s BuzzFeed profile of would-be New York gubernatorial candidate Donald Trump turned out not to be the puff piece he anticipated. Trump’s response was to take on reporter McKay Coppins who Trump had hosted aboard his private plane and at his Florida estate during the interviews. Brian speaks with Coppins and Politico’s Maggie Haberman about the reaction and whether the media should continue to take Trump and his political ambitions seriously.
And there are some stories which do not have two sides. The climate change debate is one of them. Nevertheless, many news organizations continue to equate the skeptics with the scientists. This week NBC’s Meet the Press faced criticism for its debate between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Rep. Marsha Blackburn. We’ll talk to Michio Kaku from the City University of New York and CBS News as well as Jack Mirkinson, Senior Media Editor at the Huffington Post.
We’ll also focus on an “Undercovered” news story – Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier who has been missing in Afghanistan for five years. Jake Tapper, CNN Chief Washington Correspondent and anchor of “The Lead” joins Brian.
Finally, Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott raised eyebrows this week when he took the stage with former rocker Ted Nugent whose recent inflammatory comments about President Obama have caused many to ask whether the media should call out hate speech when they see it. Christy Hoppe, Austin Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News speaks with Brian.