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June 22nd, 2014
11:41 PM ET

#freeAJstaff: a timeline

Al Jazeera English journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were reporting in Cairo when they were arrested on December 29, 2013. The three men were convicted of terrorism-related offenses on Monday. They have strongly denied the charges.

A timeline of CNN coverage of the case: FULL POST


Filed under: Reliable Sources
June 22nd, 2014
01:51 PM ET

Has the media learned anything since the 2003 invasion of Iraq?

In the video above, Brian Stelter, Peter Beinart and Jonathan Landay discuss media coverage of the crisis in Iraq.

Stelter's opening comment: "Who are the reliable sources on the crisis in Iraq? There has been a roar in recent days - I heard it all over my Twitter feed - from viewers who want to know who the so-called architects of the 2003 invasion are now inhabiting TV studios once again, giving advice about what to do this time."


Peter Beinart, who wrote "Even Iraq's Sinners Deserve to Be Heard" for The Atlantic this week: "I think it's definitely true that the media's foreign policy conversation has an instinct towards kind of Beltway insiders who share basic assumptions. And some of the people who had the intellectual foresight and creativity to question the assumptions that led us to Iraq still don't get on the air, which is a big problem…"

 FULL POST


Filed under: Iraq
June 22nd, 2014
01:13 PM ET

Newspaper editor on why he dropped George Will's column

Above, Brian Stelter interviews Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the newspaper's decision to stop running George Will's column.

Transcript:

STELTER: This week, you told readers that you were thinking 

about pulling the plug for several months, but Will's column about sexual assault made the decision easier. Why is that? 



MESSENGER: Well, the reaction we had from readers, particularly from women, so many of them were so deeply offended that they could be called - that George Will told them that they were trying to somehow seek a special status, that they were trying to seek some privileged status because of their alleged sexual assault. 

 FULL POST


Filed under: Reliable Sources
June 22nd, 2014
01:04 PM ET

Parents of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste speak

The parents of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste talk to Brian Stelter about their son's condition one day before an Egyptian court hands down a verdict in his trial.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
June 22nd, 2014
12:56 PM ET

World Cup finding a big American audience

Above, Brian Stelter and L.Z. Granderson discuss whether politics can compete with the World Cup in the media landscape.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
June 22nd, 2014
12:54 PM ET

Red News/Blue News: Islamophobia and the media

Linda Sarsour and Brigitte Gabriel debate how Islamophobia is manifested in the media.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
June 22nd, 2014
09:59 AM ET

LeVar Burton explains how he's reviving "Reading Rainbow"

In a "Reliable Sources" extended interview, LeVar Burton talks to Brian Stelter about his Kickstarter campaign to revive the classic children's show "Reading Rainbow." The campaign ends on July 2.


Filed under: Kickstarter • Reading Rainbow