By Cassie Spodak, CNN
Are the media ganging up on Republican candidate Mitt Romney? Conservative pundits claim a biased press is rooting against Romney, looking for “gaffes” and grumbling about access to the candidate. But are conservatives just blaming the messenger? Debra Saunders, a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, Michael Shear, a political reporter for The New York Times, and Bill Press, a host at Current TV, will discuss recent political coverage.
When journalist Michael Moynihan found discrepancies in quotes from Jonah Lehrer’s book Imagine, he uncovered a web of lies. The piece Moynihan wrote in Tablet Magazine about the book ultimately led to Lehrer resigning from his position as a staff writer at The New Yorker. Moynihan will discuss how his obsession with Bob Dylan clued him in, and the repercussions of his piece.
NBC has been getting some flack for their coverage of Olympics 2012, especially on social media. When one journalist voiced his criticism on Twitter, his account was suspended – was the social media platform crossing the line by trying to protect its partnership with NBC? Both NBC and Twitter claim it was a miscommunication, and the Twitter account has been restored. Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine.com discusses how the Olympics are playing out on social media.
WikiLeaks, an organization that has faced criticism for its methods of uncovering information, recently put a fake Op-Ed online from Bill Keller defending its methods. The former executive editor and columnist for The New Times will discuss his relationship with WikiLeaks as well as other issues facing the media today, from transparency to tighter budgets.
This Sunday, 11 a.m. ET.