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Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter CNN

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Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

    August 9, 2020: Biden-bashing fuels radio shows and Trump webcasts; right-wing radio is full of Covid-19 conspiracy talk; Jeffrey Toobin: 'Repetition is not truth'

    August 9, 2020: Biden-bashing fuels radio shows and Trump webcasts; right-wing radio is full of Covid-19 conspiracy talk; Jeffrey Toobin: 'Repetition is not truth'

    Plus... local reporters work overtime to honor the dead during the pandemic; "We Have Her Back" group will call out sexist VP coverage; were Trump's executive orders merely a media stunt? David Zurawik, Nicole Hemmer, Errin Haines, Hilary Rosen, Claire McNeill and Jeffrey Toobin join Brian Stelter.

    • 38 min
    The 19th* CEO Emily Ramshaw: 'This is serious journalism that's aimed at exposing disparities'

    The 19th* CEO Emily Ramshaw: 'This is serious journalism that's aimed at exposing disparities'

    The 19th* is a nonprofit news startup "at the intersection of gender, politics and policy." Co-founder and CEO Emily Ramshaw talks with Brian Stelter about this month's launch and plans for the future. Ramshaw discusses the media's glaring weaknesses when it comes to gender. In the 2020 election season, "we're seeing those same conversations over and over," she says. "We are not making strides. And so that's what inspired us to say, you know what? I just want to blow it all up and start over." She also talks about the news outlet's business model and the impacts of the pandemic.

    • 30 min
    August 2, 2020: Stelter on why election coverage will be different this year; campaign aide explains Biden's media strategy

    August 2, 2020: Stelter on why election coverage will be different this year; campaign aide explains Biden's media strategy

    Plus... Many Fox viewers changed the channel during John Lewis funeral; pandemic disinformation is wasting precious time; how the AP is prepping to cover 'election week' in 2020; 'Election Meltdown' author on Trump's threat to democracy; why was Homeland Security collecting 'intel' on journalists?; James Murdoch breaks with family's media empire; how news outlets can empower voters in 2020. Susan Glasser, Erin Geiger Smith, Richard Hasen, Sally Buzbee, TJ Ducklo and Errol Louis join Brian Stelter.

    • 39 min
    Peter Kafka on the 'Netflix effect' and the newly crowded landscape of streaming services

    Peter Kafka on the 'Netflix effect' and the newly crowded landscape of streaming services

    Netflix "bent the world to the Netflix model," Peter Kafka says, and its competitors are now many laps behind. Kafka, the co-host the current season of Recode’s "Land of the Giants" podcast, talks with Brian Stelter about the streaming service’s growth and worldwide reach. He describes Netflix’s "frenemy relationship" with media companies that both supply programming and compete with the service. Kafka also comments on Netflix's "astonishing" 160 Emmy wins and the impact of challengers like HBO Max, Disney+ and Peacock.

    • 34 min
    Jason Stanley on the 'ten pillars of fascist politics' and media coverage of federal forces in Portland, Oregon

    Jason Stanley on the 'ten pillars of fascist politics' and media coverage of federal forces in Portland, Oregon

    Yale University professor Jason Stanley, author of "How Fascism Works," says he sees a fascist social and political movement taking hold in America's democracy. In this conversation with Brian Stelter, Stanley says the Trump administration is "manufacturing dissent" by sending federal forces to Portland, Oregon and other cities. Stanley calls this tactic "lawlessness in the name of 'law and order,'" and says Fox News functions as a "propaganda station" for Trump. Stanley also discusses Trump's mishandling of the pandemic and explains the "ten pillars of fascist politics" outlined in his book.

    • 41 min
    July 19, 2020: April Ryan and David Zurawik on Trump's Fox interview; Brian Stelter on the coronavirus testing lie; Anne Applebaum on why authoritarians try to discredit the media

    July 19, 2020: April Ryan and David Zurawik on Trump's Fox interview; Brian Stelter on the coronavirus testing lie; Anne Applebaum on why authoritarians try to discredit the media

    Plus... Trump's reality distortion field extends to "fake polls;" Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to TV; is there growing intolerance in American newsrooms? Peter Nicholas, Ed Yong, April Ryan, David Zurawik, Amanda Carpenter, Jill Filipovic, Tim O'Brien and Anne Applebaum join Brian Stelter.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
748 Ratings

748 Ratings

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Sound panicky!

Stop sounding afraid of Trump! For goodness sake, calm your voice! Trump is crazy. You sound like the press will be complicit in Trump conspiracy. Calm down. You are stuttering. Breathe!

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Brian Stelter gives a clear-eyed look at the news and the people who bring it to you. Ignore the haters who only believe Fox; this is good stuff and worthy of your attention.

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