July 27th, 2014
12:45 PM ET

Rula Jebreal's view of American media bias against Palestinians

Former MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal explains why she has been critical of American media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Filed under: Reliable Sources
July 27th, 2014
12:38 PM ET

Jeffrey Goldberg on the "invective" that comes from covering the Middle East

The Atlantic national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg discusses the challenges that journalists face - and the hate mail they receive - while covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Filed under: Reliable Sources
July 27th, 2014
12:34 PM ET

Cuomo: MH17 victims not getting dignity they deserve

In the above video, CNN's "New Day" co-anchor Chris Cuomo tells Brian Stelter about what he witnessed on the ground in Ukraine while covering the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Filed under: Reliable Sources
July 27th, 2014
12:31 PM ET

Red News/Blue News: What would Reagan do?

In the above video, Brian Stelter examines how Ronald Reagan's response to the shoot-down of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 and Barack Obama's response to the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been portrayed by partisan media outlets.

Filed under: Reliable Sources
July 27th, 2014
12:30 PM ET

One reporter's experience in an Iranian prison

In the video above, Brian Stelter talks with Maziar Bahari, who spent nearly four months in an Iranian prison, about his experience in 2009 and about the recent arrests of several journalists in Iran.

Here's how Stelter introduced the segment:

A Washington Post correspondent, Jason Rezaian, is in government custody in Iran. According to The Post, he is the "first American journalist known to have been taken into custody in Iran since 2009."

He was arrested on Tuesday evening, along with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, who is a reporter for a newspaper in the United Arab Emirates. Two photojournalists are also apparently being held.

But that's just about all we know. I checked in this morning with Marty Baron. He's the executive editor of The Post. And he said he still has not received any information about Rezaian's whereabouts, his condition or even why he was detained in the first place.

There has been a long history, unfortunately, of reporter arrests in Iran. And Maziar Bahari knows that better than anyone. He was a reporter for Newsweek magazine in Iran when he was detained in 2009. He was jailed for almost four months. He wrote a book about his experience that Jon Stewart made into a movie. It's called "Rosewater," and it's going to premiere later this year.

Filed under: Reliable Sources
July 27th, 2014
10:18 AM ET

Obama "most transparent administration in history?" These journalists disagree

In this Web-exclusive video clip, former Washington Post executive editor Len Downie and BuzzFeed investigative reporter Chris Hamby join Brian Stelter to discuss the Obama administration's record on transparency.

July 27th, 2014
10:16 AM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show - 7/27, 11am

Good morning - we have an hour's worth of insightful conversations ahead on "Reliable Sources" today.

We'll have an update on the American journalists who are being detained in Iran, and I'll talk with Maziar Bahari, who was imprisoned there for almost four months in 2009. He wrote a book about his experience, "Then They Came For Me," which is now being made into a feature film called "Rosewater" by Jon Stewart.

We have two segments planned about the coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: one with Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and one with Rula Jebreal, who appeared on MSNBC earlier this week and accused the American media of being "disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue." Here's what she said on MSNBC.

We'll also have two segments about the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. CNN's "New Day" co-anchor Chris Cuomo will tell me about what it was like to report from the crash site in Ukraine, and I'll give the Red News/Blue News treatment to partisan media coverage of President Obama's response to the crash.

Tune in at 11 a.m. Eastern time, and let me know what you think of today's show.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
July 20th, 2014
12:25 PM ET

Did NBC punish Gaza reporter for bias?

In the video above, Brian Stelter talks with CNN International anchor Jim Clancy about the unique challenges in coverage of the Middle East.

"It's very difficult territory," Clancy said. "A journalist can only expect that, if he's really doing a good job, both sides are criticizing his reporting."

Clancy also discussed NBC's decision to remove foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza, only to reinstate him a few days later amid a barrage of criticism from Mohyeldin's fans and fellow correspondents. Check out Stelter's related story about NBC here.

Filed under: NBC • Reliable Sources
July 20th, 2014
12:21 PM ET

Web Extra: Former RT reporter on why she resigned from network

Brian Stelter talks to former RT reporter Sara Firth about her resignation from the network this week.

Filed under: Reliable Sources
July 20th, 2014
09:30 AM ET

David Carr, Henry Blodget on Rupert Murdoch's bid for Time Warner

In this Web-exclusive video, Brian Stelter talks with New York Times media columnist David Carr and Business Insider co-founder and editor in chief Henry Blodget about Rupert Murdoch's bid for Time Warner. On Wednesday Time Warner said it had rebuffed Murdoch - but what might happen next?

Transcript of the conversation:

STELTER What is the likelihood of Time Warner being sold, in some way, in some form?

CARR: Well Henry's better at this stuff, but usually once something gets kicked into play, it doesn't get kicked back out of play. What you end up talking about is, 'What is the number?' Not 'Is it going to happen,' but 'When is it going to happen.' FULL POST

Filed under: Reliable Sources • Rupert Murdoch • Time Warner
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