May 31st, 2013
06:20 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday’s show

The Justice Department went on the defensive this week after new information came out that seemed to contradict statements Attorney General Eric Holder made in his testimony on the Department’s seizure of reporter phone records. The controversy culminated late in the week with a series of meetings between Justice Department officials and news organizations. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, Debra Saunders of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Lois Romano of Politico will join Howard Kurtz to discuss the outcome.

Next, the panel returns with for a discussion on the media treatment of Rep. Michele Bachmann following her announcement that she will leave Congress after her current term ends.

Canadian news outlets are coming under fire over their reporting on a cell phone video that allegedly shows Toronto’s mayor, Rob Ford, smoking crack cocaine. John Stackhouse, Editor-In-Chief of Toronto’s largest newspaper, The Globe and Mail, stops by to break down the controversy.

Howard will sit down with former Chicago Sun-Times photojournalist John H. White to talk about the newspaper’s decision to lay off all of its full time photographers as it rethinks its multimedia strategy.

Finally, we’ll hear from Anthony De Rosa on his decision to leave his position as Social Media Editor for Thompson Reuters and join the startup news app “Circa.” Are apps like this the future of news?

Tune in Sunday morning, 11am ET.

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Joe Grant

    It was actually the Toronto Star's reporters who viewed the video of Rob Ford apparently smoking crack and not the Toronto Sun as reported in the monologue (two very different publications). Also Rob Ford has not actually denied ever smoking crack. In a prepared statement read at a press conference a week after the scandal broke, Ford stated that he "does not use crack cocaine" and that he is "not an addict of crack cocaine". This has led to speculation that the statement was crafted to allow him to make a denial while being technically truthful if a video surfaces showing him smoking crack.

    June 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Reply
  2. Steve Heckman

    "Reliable Sources" appeared to be toeing the Obama line this morning...apparently CNN has been intimidated by the IRS and/or the Justice Department spying on the media.

    Too bad that Howard Kurtz is so easily cowed.

    June 2, 2013 at 11:39 am | Reply

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