November 17th, 2014
04:17 PM ET

#Pointergate: a case of shoddy journalism

Video contradicts a TV station's claim that Minneapolis' mayor flashed a gang sign. What caused this shoddy journalism? Marc Lamont Hill and Errol Louis join Brian Stelter to discuss.

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November 17th, 2014
04:16 PM ET

Cosby accuser: media protected TV star

Barbara Bowman, who has accused comedian Bill Cosby of rape, says some major media outlets ignored her allegations for years.

"I wish that people had been paying closer attention," Bowman told Brian Stelter.

And "I wish that there were more gutsy journalists to take that on," she added. "But I also - I have to have some empathy for the journalists - because I think that sometimes there are situations when they feel their hands are tied."

Bowman said it is "a little bit on the irresponsible side" for NBC to be developing a new sitcom with Cosby at the center. "I think they need to take a good, hard look at what is important to them," she added.


  • CNNMoney: Bill Cosby's attorney calls rape allegations 'decade-old' and 'discredited'
  • Columbia Journalism Review: Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions?
  • New York Times: Cosby Is Off Another Show as Rape Accusations Swirl

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    November 17th, 2014
    04:12 PM ET

    How comedians like John Oliver helped teach the public about 'net neutrality'

    President Obama wants action on Internet regulation. Why now? Hear from Tim Wu, the Columbia law professor who coined the term "net neutrality" 11 years ago.

    Wu says comedians like John Oliver deserve "a lot of credit" for raising public awareness about the issue.

    "Look, I like to think that our fascinating speeches make a difference, but sometimes comedians are more effective," Wu said.

    Also: in this web-exclusive video, Wu describes the "biggest misconception" about net neutrality:

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    November 17th, 2014
    04:11 PM ET

    Red News/Blue News: debating immigration

    Brian Stelter shows how Fox News and MSNBC are having two different conversations about Obama's immigration plan.

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