June 29th, 2014
12:07 PM ET

Matt Lauer's sexist stumble

Inside Edition's Deborah Norville joins Jefferey Toobin to give her thoughts on Matt Lauer's interview with GM's female CEO, Mary Barra; did his questions about work/life balance cross the line?

Filed under: Blog • Inside Edition • Matt Lauer • Sexism
September 20th, 2013
06:34 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Becky Perlow, CNN

NPR's David Folkenflik returns to Reliable Sources this week as our guest host, and with breaking news stories dominating the airwaves, we've got a great show prepared for you! But with Sunday still a couple of days away, here's a taste of what you can look forward to on Sunday:

Following the breaking news of a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, news organizations rushed to report who the shooter was, what kind of gun he used and how many victims were hurt. Mistakes were made along the way, though, that ultimately framed the coverage of the story. Emily Miller, senior editor of opinion at The Washington Times, and Andrew Lih, a professor of journalism at American University, join Folkenflik to discuss. They'll also take a look at how the Wikipedia page devoted to the Navy Yard shootings evolved as the news itself changed.

When mass shootings take place, there’s often a debate over the level of “gun literacy” possessed by reporters.  Washington Post investigative reporter David Fallis, who has reported extensively on guns and has worked to promote greater gun literacy among reporters - will swing by the studio to explain.

After Julie Chen came forward to share her experience with plastic surgery - based on advice from former superiors who suggested she would need it to succeed in the industry - a chorus of support and criticism has caused the Asian-American talk-show host to prove eye surgery is the only surgery she's ever undergone. Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute joins Folkenflik to discuss Chen's decision to undergo the knife, as well as a broader debate on (un)realistic expectations for female journalists in the media industry.

Next up, The Guadian's Alan Rusbridger visits our show to discuss the partnership between the British newspaper and the state-side New York Times, as well as the issue of prior restraint or "pre-publication censorship" by the UK government.

Rounding out the show, we take a behind-the-scenes look at ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" with co-host Tony Kornheiser, who discusses the system in place to fact check the numerous errors and omissions his show has made in its 12-year history.

Tune in Sunday at 11am ET.

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Filed under: ESPN • Female Journalists • Guns • Navy Yard Shooting • NSA • Racism • Sexism • The Guardian • The New York Times
January 13th, 2013
01:12 PM ET

Cable combat: Joe vs. Mika

Gail Shister, Adam Buckman and Howard Kurtz on angry cable news confrontations- do they generate more heat than light?


Filed under: Blog • Media • Media Criticism • MSNBC • Reliable Sources • Sexism
March 11th, 2012
01:10 PM ET

Limbaugh's Apology War

Michael Medved, Stephanie Miller and Howard Kurtz on why Rush Limbaugh's apology for his controversial comments hasn't stemmed the media's coverage.

Filed under: Reliable Sources • Rush Limbaugh • Sexism
March 4th, 2012
01:25 PM ET

Rush's "Slut" Attack Sparks Furor

Dana Milbank, Julie Mason, David Frum and Howard Kurtz discuss the coverage of Rush Limbaugh's attack on Georgetown Law Student Sandra Fluke and her advocacy of contraception.

Filed under: Media • Rush Limbaugh • Sexism
November 13th, 2011
04:07 PM ET

Confronting Sexual Harassment

Lauren Ashburn discusses her decision to go public with her own experiences of workplace harassment.

Filed under: Sexism
September 25th, 2011
03:07 PM ET

White House attacks Suskind

Ron Suskind and Howard Kurtz discuss the recent attacks and disputes in Suskind's new book "Confidence Men."

Filed under: Barack Obama • Media • Politics • Sexism
July 3rd, 2011
06:00 PM ET

Strauss-Kahn: Jumping to conclusions?

Howard Kurtz asks Chris Dickey and Apolline de Malherbe whether the press found DSK guilty before he even went on trial.

Filed under: Dominique Strauss-Kahn • Media • Politics • Sexism
July 3rd, 2011
04:01 PM ET

Where should the media draw the line?

Our politics panel of Michelle Cottle, Matthew Continetti and A.B. Stoddard debates Mark Halperin's suspension from MSNBC and asks if the press unfairly picks on Michele Bachmann.

Filed under: Media • Michele Bachmann • MSNBC • Politics • Sexism