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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.

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    • 2.9 • 1.3K Ratings

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.

    Buffalo Massacre Raises Questions About Media Environment That Exploits White Fear

    Buffalo Massacre Raises Questions About Media Environment That Exploits White Fear

    Wesley Lowery, Mara Schiavocampo, and Oliver Darcy discuss the media climate and possible connections to white supremacist violence. Plus, Ambassador Asaf Zamir, the Consul General of Israel in New York, addresses the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh; Holly Otterbein and Will Bunch discuss why some Republican candidates are shutting out the media; and Caroline Kitchener, who covers the politics of abortion for The Washington Post, discusses her reporting trip to Texas and best practices for journalists covering the abortion debate.



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    • 38 min
    After fourteen years Steve Schmidt is ready to tell this story about John McCain. Why now?

    After fourteen years Steve Schmidt is ready to tell this story about John McCain. Why now?

    Steve Schmidt talks with Brian Stelter about his headline-making "war" with John McCain's family. Schmidt explains why he is sharing secrets from McCain's 2008 campaign; how his stories have relevance for political journalists; and why he feels compelled to annotate history now. Schmidt also discusses challenges for the press and says the next few years are going to be "wild and chaotic and dangerous:" 2024, he believes, "could be a last choice election."

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    • 48 min
    Three Unique Angles About Politico's Supreme Court Scoop And The Abortion Debate

    Three Unique Angles About Politico's Supreme Court Scoop And The Abortion Debate

    Politico's executive editor Dafna Linzer discusses the decision to publish the Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Plus, interviews with Montse Alvarado, a host on the Catholic TV network EWTN, and Kate Smith, a former CBS reporter who now works at Planned Parenthood. Also: Some of the week's top media stories with Elahe Izadi, Brian Lowry, Eric Deggans, and David French.

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    • 40 min
    Nick Confessore on Tucker Carlson's 'apocalyptic' rhetoric and remarkable reach

    Nick Confessore on Tucker Carlson's 'apocalyptic' rhetoric and remarkable reach

    New York Times reporter Nick Confessore spent months interviewing Tucker Carlson's friends, studying Carlson's show, and checking the accuracy of the content. Confessore's resulting series, "American Nationalist," is about everything from Carlson's childhood to Fox's future as a far-right broadcaster. Everything about Carlson's show "comes back to a central narrative of elite corruption, elite hatred, how much the ruling class hates you," he says.

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    • 35 min
    Trevor Noah Challenges The Media And President Biden Says 'American Democracy Is Not A Reality Show'

    Trevor Noah Challenges The Media And President Biden Says 'American Democracy Is Not A Reality Show'

    April Ryan, Molly Ball, Leigh Ann Caldwell, and David Zurawik analyze President Biden and Trevor Noah's speeches at the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner. Plus, Ball discusses Elon Musk's politics; Zurawik reacts to a new New York Times series about Tucker Carlson; Kristen Soltis Anderson addresses the disconnects between the press and the public; Moira Whelan talks about defending democratic values in the digital age; and Jodie Ginsberg shares her priorities as she takes over the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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    • 39 min
    David Simon discusses his new HBO series ‘We Own This City;' local news; and his Twitter usage

    David Simon discusses his new HBO series ‘We Own This City;' local news; and his Twitter usage

    Acclaimed television producer David Simon speaks with Brian Stelter about his new crime drama; how it shares a theme with "The Wire;" and why the relationship between police and the public must be repaired. Simon also discusses the differences between journalism and drama, commenting that "it's an amorphous thing when you’re trying to depict reality after the fact, with limited information, on a camera…in my shop we try to have an ethical discussion about every scene." Simon also shares his thoughts on the Baltimore Banner startup; Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover; and the possible plot for his next project.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

midwestBlue ,

5.8

i hear a lot of men’s opinions on abortion. this is not your sphere. abortion is a procedure that is 100% done on a woman’s and 0% done on a man’s body. abortion is in the women’s domain and therefore only women should be controlling and voting on it and no, I am not a man-hater, I just believe in commonsense. Men need to step aside.

hillbillysteve ,

Liar!!!

Nothing worse than a chronic piece of crap liar! Bryan is the best at it.

Central valley realtor ,

Unreliable Sources

I’ve given this program too many chances. The amount of misinformation and omission of unflattering facts is too much too often.

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