In today’s episode we are talking about the adversarial relationship various US presidents have had with the media.
Here at London’s Frontline Club we caught up with the Washington Post’s Chief correspondent Dan Balz who has been closely following US presidential elections for five decades. We talk about the ups and downs of modern presidential news reporting; how Donald Trump has changed that and what journalists need to do heading into 2020.
Presented by: Dr. Glenda Cooper and Dr. Lindsey Blumell
Produced by: Atina Dimitrova
Back in the 1970s, Richard Nixon secretly taped approximately 3,700 hours of conversations. That obviously backfired and we have since learned more about Nixon’s character and dealings than any investigative journalists could ever uncover about a president.
Nowadays, the relationship remains problematic…
The mainstream media has refused to cover the fact that the head of the VERY important Senate Intelligence Committee, after two years of intensive study and access to Intelligence that only they could get, just stated that they have found NO COLLUSION between “Trump” & Russia….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2019
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