CNN’s Jake Tapper on the lack of media attention given to the captivity of Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier being held by the Taliban.
Christy Hoppe of The Dallas Morning News joins Brian Stelter to examine why journalists weren't more critical of rocker Ted Nugent's incendiary comments about President Obama.
Dave Itzkoff tells Brian Stelter about his new book on the making of the iconic TV news satire.
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.
By Brian Stelter, CNN
Last week NBC's "Today" show out-rated ABC's "Good Morning America" for the first time in a year and a half - but NBC probably shouldn't be celebrating.
"Today" notched the weekly win thanks to NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. But the show surpassed "G.M.A." by only 210,000 viewers - a small fraction of the advantage that it had over "G.M.A." during previous Olympics.
The results demonstrate just how wounded "Today" remains after falling from first place to second in the closely-watched network morning show race.
Executives at ABC, meanwhile, have been overjoyed by how well "G.M.A." has held up, though they declined to comment on the record about the ratings results.
Read more of Brian's article here.
Publicist Howard Bragman and Daniel Flynn of Breitbart Sports discuss how the media has covered Michael Sam’s announcement.
Brian Stelter and Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron analyze Comcast’s proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable; will it benefit or hurt consumers?
Journalist and Hillary Clinton biographer Carl Bernstein on newly discovered documents that provide fresh insight into the mind of the possible 2016 candidate.
Radio host and new CNN Political Commentator Michael Smerconish discusses Chris Christie’s media mauling and how it has allowed Rand Paul to claim the 2016 spotlight.
Local reporter Kallie Cart helps Brian Stelter shed light on a story that has received scant national media attention in recent weeks: the aftermath of a major chemical spill in West Virginia.