NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik discusses his new book about media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
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By Sara Fischer, CNN
We've got a packed show this week on Reliable Sources with guest host Frank Sesno, Director of The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs. As a former CNN Washington bureau chief, Sesno will bring a unique perspective to this week’s media headlines. We’ll discuss the continuing media coverage of the government shutdown, political fact-checking and more, but in the meantime; here are some other stories that caught our attention this week.
Liu Hu, Chinese Journalist, Arrested In Crackdown A Chinese reporter was arrested on Friday and accused of defamation after reporting about corruption by the Chinese Government. This is the latest in a string of arrests in China for journalists speaking out against the government. The crackdown of speech on news websites and online blogs is seen by many as an attempt by the Chinese government to silence criticism against the ruling Communist Party.
Fox host apologizes for reporting fake news Whoops! Fox News host Anna Kooiman accidentally reported a satirical story about President Obama offering to finance a museum of Muslim culture. The story was posted on the satirical website National Report in response to the Republican National Committee volunteering to pay to keep the World War II memorial open. Kooiman later tweeted out an apology.
Iran’s foreign minister in hospital with stress after newspaper misquote Iran’s foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on his Facebook that criticisms of Iran’s outreach to the US have become so intense that they are causing him back pain and spasms. The main cause of the stress he said came from a headline of Kayhan which Zarif says misquoted him.
Ryan Lizza, Tim Carney, Keli Goff and Howard Kurtz discuss the fallout from revelations that the Obama administration monitored Fox News reporter James Rosen as part of a leak investigation.
Howard Kurtz on NBC's cancellation of Rock Center, Bloomberg reporters' data snooping & the Fox News mole's day in court.
Marisa Guthrie, Joe Concha, Gail Shister and Howard Kurtz on the recently released report from The Project for Excellence in Journalism, which found MSNBC to be the most opinionated network when compared to Fox and CNN.
Zev Chafets joins Howard Kurtz to discuss his new authorized biography on Fox News President Roger Ailes.
Tim Carney, Jackie Kucinich, Cenk Uygur and Howard Kurtz dissect Mitt Romney’s first national TV interview as a former presidential nominee.
Howard Kurtz gives his thoughts on Democrat Keith Ellison’s extraordinary interview with conservative commentator Sean Hannity.
David Zurawik and Howard Kurtz on what the hiring of David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs means for the future of the left-leaning network.