.
June 8th, 2012
01:53 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Cassie Spodak, CNN

Now that the 2012 presidential election has boiled down to Romney vs. Obama, the media are looking for any new angle or scandal to report on. Some are charging that this has led to a bias against Mitt Romney as stories focus on tales of high school bullying, Ann’s horse dressage and extreme wealth. But does the press treat Obama (or Bush and Kerry for that matter) any differently? The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin and David Shuster, of WeActRadio and Current TV, discuss charges of media bias.

Even with reporters scrambling to find new angles to cover in the political race are cable viewers interested? Terrence Smith, former correspondent for PBS’ Newshour, Christina Bellantoni, political editor of PBS’ NewsHour, and Paul Farhi of The Washington Post discuss cable TV’s declining ratings  during the campaign season as well as coverage of  President Obama's comments on the economy on Friday.

The Senate is investigating leaks to the press concerning U.S. national security and politicians like John McCain are blaming the White House. David Sanger, The New York Times chief Washington correspondent, discusses his big scoop about U.S. cyber attacks on Iran.

Historian Douglas Brinkley discusses his new book, Cronkite, and how the iconic newsman wasn’t exactly what he seemed.

This Sunday at 11am ET.

Posted by
Filed under: Blog • Reliable Sources • Sneak Peek
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. 킹스포커

    934937 705497I genuinely prize your work , Wonderful post. 553179

    April 6, 2021 at 11:03 am | Reply
  2. rolex yacht master replica 16623 002 yellow gold bezel 40mm

    295486 278292Id have to check with you here. Which is not something I normally do! I enjoy reading a post that will make men and women believe. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment! 579348

    April 2, 2021 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  3. best online casino

    blue chip casino new years dinner https://casinoxsplay.com/ free casino bonuses no deposit

    March 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm | Reply
  4. best way to withdraw online casino einninngs

    let's vegas casino-slot roulette https://casinoxsgames.com/ free casino games download full version

    March 26, 2021 at 9:19 am | Reply
  5. casino slots free games

    spin up casino bonus codes https://casinoxsbest.com/ holdem casino quality poker chips

    March 25, 2021 at 3:44 am | Reply
  6. ddc free chips doubledown casino

    ree casino games https://casinoxsbonus.com/ ignition casino poker new format

    March 23, 2021 at 11:34 pm | Reply
  7. free spins casino slots

    hamburg gaming casino halloween party https://casinoxsonline.com/ double down casino free slot play on facebook

    March 23, 2021 at 9:08 pm | Reply
  8. cyclosporine

    cyclomune eye drops 1% cyclosporine for humans

    March 15, 2021 at 12:40 pm | Reply
  9. avanafil

    avanafil buy buy avanafil online

    March 15, 2021 at 10:55 am | Reply
  10. priligy

    dapoxetine pills for sale dapoxetine 100 mg

    March 15, 2021 at 10:53 am | Reply
  11. Tawanna Dycus

    https://www.electricpercolatorcoffeepot.com/10-top-coffee-bloggers/

    March 6, 2021 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  12. Ambrose Skeesick

    Great blog here! Also your website rather a lot up very fast! What host are you using? Can I get your associate hyperlink for your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

    https://www.electricpercolatorcoffeepot.com/10-top-coffee-bloggers/

    March 4, 2021 at 9:54 am | Reply
  13. where to buy zithromax online

    zenquell medicine https://zithromaxes.com/ zithromax 500mg tablets

    February 11, 2021 at 1:46 am | Reply
  14. clozapine

    natural chloroquine https://chloroquineorigin.com/ who chloroquine

    February 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm | Reply
  15. dominique martin ansm

    chloroquine plaquenil https://hydroxychloroquinex.com/ what is hydroxychlor used for

    February 10, 2021 at 11:42 pm | Reply
  16. tadalafil pills 20mg

    dragon erection https://tadalisxs.com/ tadalafil evolution peptides

    February 10, 2021 at 11:26 pm | Reply
  17. Europa-Road gépszállítás

    Some truly tremendous work on behalf of the owner of this web site, absolutely outstanding subject matter.

    https://europa-road.eu/hu/gepszallitas.php

    February 9, 2021 at 3:47 am | Reply
  18. pns lulusan smk jadi apa

    509266 103332This really is such a terrific resource that you are offering and you supply out at no cost. I appreciate seeing web sites that realize the worth of offering a perfect valuable resource completely free. I genuinely loved reading your submit. 211893

    January 31, 2021 at 11:12 am | Reply
  19. Lupita Lahmann

    Perfectly pent content material, Really enjoyed examining.

    https://www.electricpercolatorcoffeepot.com/10-top-coffee-bloggers/

    January 28, 2021 at 10:01 pm | Reply
  20. zortilo nrel

    Great site. A lot of helpful info here. I am sending it to several pals ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thanks for your effort!

    http://www.zortilonrel.com/

    January 27, 2021 at 3:45 pm | Reply
  21. Marlyn Rathbun

    Merely wanna input that you have a very decent site, I like the style and design it really stands out.

    http://yourmatrixcashmachine.com

    January 11, 2021 at 9:45 pm | Reply
  22. marky marcus

    Crankcase was trusted because there were only three netwroks and information available to the public was limiited. Crankcase slanted the news just like all networks do today. He was a liberal – no surprise. He was not unbiased. Quite franlky, Browkaw may be the most unbiased anchorman this country has seen.

    June 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
    • Xrictina

      Mike“More Republicans as a percentage, voted for the Civil Rights Act” The Civil rgiths act was actually a Bi-partisan effort, the split was not along party lines but in regions, North and South. While it is true as a percentage more Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act the ones that didn’t were from the South. Just as among the Democrats the ones who were against the CRA were from the south. After the signing of the CRA ,of which Barry Goldwater voted against, “Dixiecrats” started to move to the Republican party coerced by Richard Nixon’s southern strategy, which was to realign the southern states to red states. The Republicans went after the south and welcomed the ”Dixiecrats” with open arms and lost the majority of the Black vote. This strategy was continued by both Reagan and Bush. I will stop short of saying they used race to win elections, let’s just say it didn’t look good. This is the image the Republican party has to shake not just among Black voters you right it should be all inclusive. Yes MLK was a republican but I wonder if he would be one today.Black in America Baby……..the revolution has been televised

      August 3, 2012 at 2:11 am | Reply
  23. R. Siodmak

    It's unfortunate that CNN broadcasts a program called "Reliable Sources" which is nothing more than tabloid trash not to mention that the name of this pitiful waste of time has as its namesake the most nausiating and distrusted two words used by the press. I had the misfortune on 6/10/12 to witness this air time filler although it should more than answer why the ratings have declined. CNN broadcasts Fareed Zakaria who is hands down the best at providing unbiased thought in both national and international concerns with no political bias. CNN should spend more time producing quality programs with intelligent thought provoking discussions and eliminate the fluff. Try taking a page from the President of Rawanda and start at the top.

    June 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
    • Satendra

      Charles,It's also amazing how winlilg conservatives are to forgive Perry for his past sins but are unwilling to grant Romney the same grace. Perry was a Democrat and he actively supported Al Gore and Bill Clinton (and probably Jimmy Carter before them) in their presidential campaigns. At the time, both Gore and Clinton were pro-choice candidates. Yet, conservatives accept Perry's excuse that just about every successful politician was a Democrat in those days, so we shouldn't hold his past against Perry. On the other hand, any position (or unfavorable distortion of his position) Romney may have taken as a Republican in far more liberal Massachusetts is proof positive that Romney cannot be trusted. Romney is an unprincipled flip flopper. Perry is a man who has matured and given up his youthful indiscretions.My head spins.

      August 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply
  24. Deanie16

    I am writing an anti-bullying program for children 4-8 years olds with puppets. With all of the anti-bullying programs going on I find it interesting that in Indianapolis today at the Indiana Republican Convention there is a President Obama punching bag to use to punch our President Of the United States in the face. I would never in my life think that this could happen.
    Democrat or Republican!!!

    June 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
    • Pabitra

      Mike,Why this concentration on the reach out for the Black vote. If you rellay look at it the Republican Party can’t lay claim to the Jewish vote, the Hispanic vote, the Asian vote or the women’s vote. All of these “groups” vote more for democrats. The Civil Rights Act made corporations look at their hiring practices and make changes in policy. I would venture to say that these corporations are better off because of those changes in hiring practices and policies. Now I am not one to say the Republican party is all wrong in their policies but if the Republican party is to “reach out to all voters, regardless of race” then maybe it should rellay sit back and do a little self-examination and evaluation.Black in America Baby……..The revolution has been televised…..

      August 3, 2012 at 3:50 am | Reply
  25. Made_In_America

    It is quite obvious that anyone who says anything against President Obama is bullied and blackballed. Perfect examples are those who donated to Gov. Romney's campaign and Mayor Cory Booker. Much of what Obama does that can be easily questioned by the media is seldom, if ever, reported. Most, if not all, of the mainstream media report their opinions more than report the news. Yes, the news media has changed over the years and I believe it has changed for the worst.

    June 9, 2012 at 8:50 am | Reply
    • Lelo

      We had a commenter here some time back (on the old site) sugiestgng that most evangelicals would not vote for a Mormon. I told him he was very likely wrong, and I think that this is the case. As you note, we're voting on policies, primarily.

      August 3, 2012 at 4:31 am | Reply
      • Mottaya

        David,The truth is sad, but simple. Evangelicals (with peltny of notable exceptions) won't forgive Mitt because he's Mormon. They do not want to vote for a Mormon (and are deeply distrusting of Mormons), so they will find any excuse that will allow them to not vote for the Mormon w/o overtly showing their bigotry. Perry is a big government social conservative in the mold of W. That's exactly the candidate we need if our goal is to empower the socialists in the next election cycle like we did in '08. Hopefully Charles & Co. can continue to break through to the Evangelical base and help dissuade the bigotry that continues to be far too strong there.

        November 11, 2012 at 4:20 am |
  26. Bill

    "Cronkite, and how the iconic newsman wasn’t exactly what he seemed."

    You can say that again. Things in the media are often not what they seem.

    June 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Reply

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.