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  • Fox and Friends 01

    Stelter: 'Fox & Friends' is a Trump infomercial

    In this essay, Brian Stelter says "Fox & Friends" showers praise on the President and tries to bury his opponents. Sometimes, he says, Trump seems to be parroting talking points from the show.
  • President Donald Trump, center, speaks as first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence listen at the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    When will Trump hold a press conference?

    The president has been saying he'll hold a press conference about the fight against ISIS, but it hasn't happened yet. April Ryan, David Drucker and Michael D'Antonio discuss Trump's reluctance to answer questions.
  • Reporters hindered by off-camera briefings

    "This is not about us. This is about the American public," April Ryan says. David Drucker says "we should be more aggressive in pushing back" when the government puts conditions on briefings and interviews.
  • Donahue: What about people who didn't vote?

    Phil Donahue says the press should pay more attention to "angry" Trump voters, but also to those who didn't bother voting. "Apathy is killing us," he says. He also describes how Trump's rallies "are being produced."
  • President Donald Trump arrives for a rally on June 21, 2017 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump spoke about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power during the rally.

    Phil Donahue says Trump is Elvis

    The former talk show host talks with Brian Stelter about the media's fascination with Trump. "The coin of our realm is the size of our crowd, and Trump draws a crowd," Donahue says.
  • HOLLYWOOD, FL - APRIL 15:  Felue Chang who is newly insured under an insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act receives a checkup from Dr. Peria Del Pino-White at the South Broward Community Health Services clinic on April 15, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida. A report released by the Congressional Budget Office indicates that the Affordable Care Act will cost $5 billion less than originally projected for 2014.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Kliff's Cliffs Notes on health care coverage

    Vox's Sarah Kliff, who covers health care, says some Republicans are "lying" about "what this bill actually does." She describes confusion among voters she interviewed in southern Kentucky, who "took Trump's promises at face value."
  • Russia stories are a 'conspiracy trap?'

    Brian Stelter asks Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen about Russia-related conspiracy theories, why she believes Trump is an "aspiring autocrat;" and concerning cutbacks to press access in America.
  • DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 14:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Press secretly rooting for Trump impeachment?

    Matt Schlapp says Trump faces a "massive bias" every day. Alex Conant says there's a bias toward "covering conflict." But Kaitlan Collins says "hoping for an impeachment and watching for an impeachment are two very different things."
  • Why journalists like Trump's Twitter habit

    The president says the media "hates" his use of Twitter, but Kaitlan Collins disagrees. "We've never had access to the president's emotional state like we do with Donald Trump," she says. His tweets are a problem for aides and lawyers, though, she adds.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 3:  Demonstrators gather outside the White House to show support for President Donald Trump on June 3, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump recently withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord in hopes of growing jobs and cutting regulations. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

    Is America as divided as the media suggests?

    Brian Stelter discusses polarization with Steve Deace and Sally Kohn. Deace suggests "we in the media try something different," focusing more on ideas and policies to "de-escalate the rhetoric."


    Brian Stelter

    Brian Stelter

    Brian Stelter is the host of "Reliable Sources" and the senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide.