Now more than ever, the press is a part of every story it covers. And CNN's "Reliable Sources" is one of television's only regular programs to examine how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover.
Brian Stelter is the host of "Reliable Sources" and the senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide. Before he joined CNN in November 2013, Stelter was a media reporter for The New York Times. He is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Top of the Morning."
A more pertinent question would be: How did the media affect the election?
We saw quite different coverage from the media when it came to Obama and Romney.
statements made by Romney were blown out of proportion by the media while controversial statements were explained away by the media by saying: What the President REALLY meant was...
Contrast the coverage the media gave to Bush and Katrina compared to Obama and Sandy. Despite not too different of responses by both Presidents, the media went after Bush mercilessly, while telling us now how wonderful Obama was.