July 21st, 2013
01:29 PM ET

Zimmerman verdict sparks debate

Callie Crossley, Eric Deggans, Ron Brownstein and David Folkenflik look back at how the media handled Zimmerman verdict and the ensuing debate about race and the justice system.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Blog • George Zimmerman • Race • Reliable Sources • Trayvon Martin
July 12th, 2013
07:18 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Becky Perlow, CNN

After more than a year of non-stop media coverage, protests and court hearings, the George Zimmerman trial is set to wrap up in the next few days. All three 24-hour news networks have spent the past few weeks producing wall-to-wall coverage of the murder trial - but how fair has the coverage been to the prosecution and to the defendant? Callie Crossley, host of WGBH's  "Boston Public Radio" will join our guest host, NPR's David Folkenflik, to discuss.

Next, The Guardian's Ana Marie Cox, The Washington Post's Carlos Lozada and The Atlantic's Molly Ball  swing by the studio to weigh in on Mark Leibovich's new book, "This Town," which focuses on inside-the-beltway relationships between politicos, the press and the parties they attend together. Luckily for us, Lozada says there are 10 rules for succeeding in "This Town" (aka Washington D.C.). Can you guess what they are?

Jumping a topic train from DC politics to New York election races, our group adds former New York Post reporter Leela de Kretzer to  discuss tabloid coverage of Eliot Spitzer's and Anthony Weiner's upcoming bids for NYC comptroller and mayor, respectively. But as Ball wrote earlier this week in the Atlantic, "If Spitzer and Weiner manage to join Sanford in getting elected post-sex scandal, they won't be signaling a bold new trend. They'll be doing what politicians have always done: getting in trouble and then getting elected anyway."

Rupert Murdoch has agreed to testify before the British Parliament following the leak of a secretly taped recording where he has an ethically questionable conversation with News Corp journalists. Former Member of Parliament Louise Mensch, who questioned Murdoch during his original testimony to Parliament, joins Folkenflik to share her insight into the secret tape and what it's like to now work for one of Murdoch's newspapers, The Sun.

Next, former Al Jazeera English anchor David Marash and NPR's Cairo bureau chief Leila Fadel weigh in on Al Jazeera's struggle with editorial independence and coping with the Egyptian military following recent Egyptian protests in Cairo.

Rounding out the show, president and general manager of WDRB Louisville Bill Lamb tells Folkenflik why his station is moving away from the "breaking news" hype.

Tune in Sunday at 11am ET.

June 30th, 2013
01:47 PM ET

Covering the George Zimmerman trial

Steve Roberts, Jane Hall, Terence Smith and Eric Deggans join Howard Kurtz to weigh in on the extensive news coverage of the George Zimmerman murder trial.

Filed under: George Zimmerman • Media • Media Criticism • Race • Trayvon Martin
June 16th, 2013
01:19 PM ET

Cuomo on Zimmerman and New Day

Chris Cuomo joins Howard Kurtz to discuss the George Zimmerman murder trial and tomorrow’s debut of CNN’s New Day.

Filed under: Blog • CNN • Reliable Sources • Trayvon Martin
December 30th, 2012
12:32 PM ET

Media's 2012 report card

Fred Francis, Lauren Ashburn, Steve Roberts and Howard Kurtz on the best and worst media moments of the past year, including the Petraeus sex scandal, the Supreme Court's landmark healthcare decision and the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Filed under: Blog • Media • Media Criticism • Reliable Sources • Supreme Court • Trayvon Martin
April 22nd, 2012
01:01 PM ET

My Two Cents

Howard Kurtz on this week's developments in George Zimmerman's murder trial.

Filed under: Media • My Two Cents • Reliable Sources • Trayvon Martin
April 15th, 2012
12:22 PM ET

Media Debate Trayvon Charges

As George Zimmerman is charged with murder, Jane Hall and Lola Ogunnaike join Howard Kurtz to analyze the media's coverage of his arrest.

Filed under: Reliable Sources • Sean Hannity • Trayvon Martin
April 1st, 2012
01:09 PM ET

Media, Race and Polarization

Callie Crossley and Frank Sesno join Howard Kurtz to discuss how the coverage of the Trayvon Martin case has hardened into ideological viewpoints.

Filed under: Bias • Fox News • Media • Media Criticism • MSNBC • Politics • Reliable Sources • Trayvon Martin
April 1st, 2012
12:49 PM ET

Miami Herald Reporter: Attacked for coverage of Trayvon Martin

Miami Herald reporter, Frances Robles, joins Howard Kurtz to discuss covering the controversial Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, FL.

Filed under: Media • Reliable Sources • Trayvon Martin
April 1st, 2012
12:19 PM ET

Geraldo Rivera's Controversial Comments

Callie Crossley, Frank Sesno and Howard Kurtz discuss Geraldo Rivera's comments about the Trayvon Martin case.

Filed under: Fox News • Media • Reliable Sources • Trayvon Martin
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