June 22nd, 2012
01:27 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Cassie Spodak, CNN

Although the first Congressional hearing on the Justice Department’s “Operation Fast and Furious “ happened last June, the story got new legs this week. Attorney General Eric Holder faced the wrath of Congress for refusing to turn over some internal communications related to the investigation and the drama held media outlets rapt. Fox commentators claimed other outlets had ignored the story, while MSNBC defended Holder – did journalists blow the story?

Mitt Romney completed his five day bus tour this week and pundits claim he’s finally gotten the hang of this campaigning thing. Is there truth to this or are reporters just looking for a new twist to campaign coverage?

The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and Glenn Beck TV anchor Amy Holmes discuss the week in political coverage. Lizza will also discuss how Twitter and other social media platforms have led journalists to drop context in favor of sound bites that get buzz. Lizza argues this has led politicians and campaign officials to be much more guarded, creating a “crisis in political journalism.”

The Huffington Post’s Maureen Ryan, XfinityTV’s Adam Buckman and The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik will discuss HBO’s new TV News drama The Newsroom, ABC’s 20/20 interview with John Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter and rumors of NBC pushing out Ann Curry as host of the Today show.

This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

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