The streaming TV giant is defending its talent, says Matthew Belloni, the founding partner at Puck. But the company's PR approach to criticism of Dave Chappelle's "Closer" "has been a complete disaster."
Brian Stelter asks Jen Senko, the creator of a film and book titled "The Brainwashing of My Dad," about anti-vaccine propaganda's impacts on listeners. Plus, Oliver Darcy asserts that Fox's coverage is "like a firehose of anti-vax rhetoric."
Brian Stelter says Katie Couric's decision to "protect" Ruth Bader Ginsburg by cutting some of the late justice's remarks about anthem protests contributes to a lack of trust in media. "The best disinfectant is sunlight," so transparency should rule, Robert Costa adds.
Brian Stelter asks Robert Costa about complaints from top Democrats about the media's coverage of the Build Back Better act. Making policy news "accessible" is "a challenge for the media every day," Costa says, but reporters serve the needs of the public, not individual politicians.
"This is such an important beat, democracy," Robert Costa says. "It's not just red versus blue any more... you have to see how power is being used, not just in the halls of the Capitol, but outside." Costa adds, "More reporting is always the answer."
Marc Elias, a leading Democratic voting rights attorney, says threats to democracy should be a daily story: "Treat it like we treat other major stores that pose existential risks to the country by covering it every day in a clear pro-democracy slant."
A year after she resigned from The New York Times blasting them for an 'llliberal environment,' Bari Weiss is building a new audience on Substack that she says allows people to have private conversations that occur on social media in public.
CNN's Brian Stelter discusses learning how he and his family were the target of a "serial harasser" who was angered by CNN's reporting on the 2020 election and how he hopes this case will help tamp down on threats towards journalists.
Chief Media Correspondent and Anchor of Reliable Sources
Brian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of Reliable Sources, which examines the week's top media stories every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET on CNN/U.S. Stelter reports for CNN Media, and writes a nightly e-newsletter.