Recent show highlights 

  • Doctor: Only 20,000 journalists left at daily newspapers

    Brian Stelter discusses the McClatchy bankruptcy and the intensifying crisis in local news with Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown and media analyst Ken Doctor. There are only 20,000 journalists are left in daily newspapers, "down 60% in 25 years," Doctor says. "It is a world of woe financially."
  • Bloomberg's campaign is attracting media scrutiny

    "I think it's the job of the independent press to make sure that Bloomberg's record and messages are being scrutinized... especially when you have someone basically paying their way into the conversation," Irin Carmon says. Joan Walsh says "he's hiding behind his ads, he's the phantom of the primary," so she hopes he qualifies for the next Democratic debate.
  • Which Democrats are winning the TV primary?

    Irin Carmon, Philip Bump and Joan Walsh discuss the media narratives coming out of the New Hampshire primary and the TV-centric strategies employed by some of the candidates. Carmon discusses "Klob-mentum," Walsh addresses Elizabeth Warren's complaint about media coverage, and Bump tackles the media's treatment of Bernie Sanders.
  • Michael Avenatti and the news media's credulity

    Did networks like CNN and MSNBC take Michael Avenatti too seriously? Now that Avenatti has been convicted of attempted extortion, Brian Stelter engages in some self-reflection with Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay.
  • 'Swamp' authors offer 'worm's-eye view' of Trumpworld

    Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay, co-authors of the new book "Sinking in the Swamp," tell Brian Stelter about covering Trump's inner circle "from the ground up." Suebsaeng argues that "whether it's Obama, Bush, Clinton or Trump," it's important "to not give this default dignity to the office. I think that clears your eyes and ears and makes you a better political reporter."
  • Trump's former chief of staff critiques Fox News

    John Kelly says "the media has taken sides," so "if you only watch Fox News because it's reinforcing what you believe, you are not an informed citizen." Philip Bump says Kelly is right: "Fox News, for economic reasons and political reasons, is bolstering this vision that Donald Trump wants to see."