November 17th, 2014
04:17 PM ET

#Pointergate: a case of shoddy journalism

Video contradicts a TV station's claim that Minneapolis' mayor flashed a gang sign. What caused this shoddy journalism? Marc Lamont Hill and Errol Louis join Brian Stelter to discuss.

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November 17th, 2014
04:16 PM ET

Cosby accuser: media protected TV star

Barbara Bowman, who has accused comedian Bill Cosby of rape, says some major media outlets ignored her allegations for years.

"I wish that people had been paying closer attention," Bowman told Brian Stelter.

And "I wish that there were more gutsy journalists to take that on," she added. "But I also - I have to have some empathy for the journalists - because I think that sometimes there are situations when they feel their hands are tied."

Bowman said it is "a little bit on the irresponsible side" for NBC to be developing a new sitcom with Cosby at the center. "I think they need to take a good, hard look at what is important to them," she added.


  • CNNMoney: Bill Cosby's attorney calls rape allegations 'decade-old' and 'discredited'
  • Columbia Journalism Review: Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions?
  • New York Times: Cosby Is Off Another Show as Rape Accusations Swirl

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    November 17th, 2014
    04:12 PM ET

    How comedians like John Oliver helped teach the public about 'net neutrality'

    President Obama wants action on Internet regulation. Why now? Hear from Tim Wu, the Columbia law professor who coined the term "net neutrality" 11 years ago.

    Wu says comedians like John Oliver deserve "a lot of credit" for raising public awareness about the issue.

    "Look, I like to think that our fascinating speeches make a difference, but sometimes comedians are more effective," Wu said.

    Also: in this web-exclusive video, Wu describes the "biggest misconception" about net neutrality:

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    November 17th, 2014
    04:11 PM ET

    Red News/Blue News: debating immigration

    Brian Stelter shows how Fox News and MSNBC are having two different conversations about Obama's immigration plan.

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    November 16th, 2014
    04:46 PM ET

    Questioning the president of China

    In the above video, Mark Landler of The New York Times describes the extraordinary moment when he questioned the Chinese president about visas for American journalists.

    "He just looked irritated," Landler said. "He looked like a kind of a guy who's not used to having people talk back to him."

    Also: in this web-exclusive clip, Landler explains how the White House gives reporters a subtle heads-up before they might be called on by the president at a press conference.

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    November 16th, 2014
    12:14 PM ET

    Three to See: O'Reilly, Huckabee, Roker

    Bill O'Reilly helps save his college paper; Fox News and Mike Huckabee might have to split up; and Al Roker sets a record.

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    November 9th, 2014
    04:26 PM ET

    One-on-one with CBS CEO Les Moonves

    Les Moonves is the media industry's biggest booster of traditional broadcast television - yet he's placing lots of bets on a digital future. Brian Stelter sat down with the CBS Corporation CEO in his boardroom for a wide-ranging conversation.

    The audience is in charge, and "my job is to reach them wherever I can," Moonves said. Here's more:

    The world is really very, very different. Look, we run a broadcast network. 75+ percent of our audience still watches the shows in their time period. In other words, they tune in 8:00 on Tuesday night to watch 'NCIS.' And 8:00 on Thursday to watch 'The Big Bang Theory.'

    And that number will come down. It will come down. And for that 25 percent, you know, the great news is - you know, that number is going to continue to go up - we want to be available to reach people everywhere."

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    November 9th, 2014
    04:21 PM ET

    Turning the tables on Jon Stewart

    "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart rarely grants interviews. But he recently spoke to CNN's Christiane Amanpour about his directorial debut, "Rosewater," and about his future.

    With his "Daily Show" contract expiring next year, Stewart was candid about the fact that he's not sure what he will do next. But he's all but ruling out a serious news anchoring job. "That I don't believe is in danger of happening," he said. "I can pretty confidently state that I will not have my own 'room of situations.'"

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    November 9th, 2014
    04:15 PM ET

    Woe is 'liberal TV?' What's behind MSNBC's ratings slide

    What's behind MSNBC's recent ratings slide? And what's the future for truly "liberal TV?" Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather and former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan weigh in.

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    November 9th, 2014
    03:33 PM ET

    Brent Bozell's midterms post-mortem

    Were the midterm results sweet revenge for liberal media bias? Conservative media watchdog Brent Bozell, the founder of the Media Research Center, says yes, and he lays out his case with Brian Stelter in the above video.

    "Republicans, I think traditionally, have done a horrific job at telling their story, at talking to the press," Bozell said.

    "I think there's this attitude among some that it's not worth it. There's some that believe that it's beneath them to do it. Some don't understand the importance of this."

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