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Fresh update on "stelter" discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday
"New Yorker among them covered the primaries with this urgency Take this lead in The New York Times where reporter Reid J Epstein said the primary results quote made clear that the November midterms may well affect the fate of free and fair elections in the country In my conversation with Rosen last year he explained that when the stakes are this high journalists can not treat politics like a game You can always find the game part of it You know you can always ask well who's the winners and the losers Who's ahead What's the strategy that's a very portable lens on politics And you can keep looking at the world through it right up to the point where democracy disintegrates The route that I talked about last time I was on the show in which the press becomes pro democracy pro voting pro truth Those are much stronger identities than on the one hand on the other hand journalism or we're going to take you inside the power game And there is some indication that it's happening here and there You cited some examples on press think one of my favorites is something that W ITF public broadcasting in Harrisburg Pennsylvania says it'll do WTF has decided on a never forget policy Each time they put into their news product the name of a public official who voted for the big lie or to overrule the voters or to decertify the election in Pennsylvania they will remind their listeners and viewers They wrote it like a boilerplate paragraph to insert into any news article mentioning congressman Smith I found it here Senator insert name here who signed a letter asking members of Congress to delay certifying Pennsylvania's electoral votes despite no evidence that would call those results into question Today introduced a bill blah blah blah blah They're doing it to create a kind of accountability This is their way of saying we can't just move on We have to be a stronger force for democracy CNN anchor Jake tapper loaded a blanket ban on booking proponents of the big lie on his show It's interesting that Chris Wallace said tapper's stance is a kind of moral posturing and that he wasn't going to do that I don't think there's a general solution that works all the time You can say we're not going to bring on our show People who participated in the big lie but there could be exceptions And you cited what is a very familiar conversation in media criticism circles You know when someone says don't put those liars on the air you'll say I hear you but sometimes I have to tell people what's going on And then the other person says you're spreading their propaganda for them It's already spread and having real world effects Well it wouldn't spread if you denied them a platform Gatekeepers don't have that kind of power anymore They might if they work together that just drives it underground and it gets even worse It was such a perfect crystallization of the endless argument But what's your solution Sunlight is the best disinfectant but it also allows things to grow It's a kind of a paradox There is no solution to it There are only better or worse decisions This is another reason I talk about this simple method of the truth sandwich When you feel you have to report on a falsehood you should start with a true statement Sam wage the misleading one in the middle and end with a true statement As opposed to this isn't true but you know what It could be a winning strategy Suppose Kevin McCarthy becomes Speaker of the House Now you have to decide whether you're going to give a platform to that person or invite and confront But as you've observed also impress think it's very hard for these mainstream shows to even book Republicans Because there's a huge portion of the public that has tuned mainstream journalism out The politicians who appeal to that group can also tune it out there was once this notion that if you made fun of a leader you would diminish the power of that leader But if making fun of the leader means also making fun of the leader's supporters then you're only pushing them further and further away from the opportunity to read actual facts You know how politics you try to raise a candidate's negatives Trump originally but now the Republican Party is a force Has successfully raised realities negatives it's extremely difficult to adapt our political vocabulary to that reality And so we use other terms that we're more familiar with so like Brian stelter is convinced that Fox became more right wing after the election in order to recapture the Trump base To me that really understates how weird the phenomenon law It wasn't so much that Fox drifted to the right What was that There was just a huge thunder explosion See that's an indication of the kind of point I was making Fox News is not moving to the right it's moving less connected to reality than it was By investing so much in this lie about the election in bizarre rituals like the Arizona audit which are premised on fantasies and political fictions you can't even debunk anymore because they've been debunked so many times So sidestep the political spectrum and creating a reality spectrum instead when describing arguments and cases made What does it really mean to be pro verification or approach truth I think there are changes in practice that come with that And it's up to our big newsrooms to develop those changes If Trump let's say he was a dumpster fire easy to spot There are now Little Fires Everywhere dividing the attention of the national media and creating a space where local reporting is so much more important Yes Republican Party attorney and anti democratic is that an example of a story that's national in scope but happening at the local level This is the case where the national story.
Brandon Tatum: The Left Thrives off of Double Standards
"Some journalists named Wesley Lowry because I'm very interested in your perspective on the left's reaction to the buffalo massacre. Let's listen to journalist Wesley Lowry to Brian stelter over the weekend on CNN. Let's be clear. The stuff Tucker and Laura Ingraham say every night, it could be written by white supremacists very often. There is a section of this manifesto where the shooter starts talking about people always say diversity is strength. How is it strength? I could hear it in Tucker's voice. He says this all the time, right? But the Ben Shapiro's of the world say this is a big chunk about the idea of genetic differences that could have been pulled from an Andrew Sullivan column, right? There are plenty of people in our politics in our media who advance these ideas and advance them frequently. Oh, so it's Ben Shapiro's fault, or it's Andrew Sullivan's fault, or Laura Ingram's father, public enemy number one, Tucker Carlson's fault. Officer Tatum, they just can't help themselves, can they? Oh, these people are deranged and they're out of their minds and they live and they thrive off a double standards. It's quite ironic that they're willing to, you know, put the blame on Tucker Carlson and other conservatives who may have some ideas that are accurate that this guy plagiarized and used to the detriment of other people. But they're not out here talking about Illinois or any of these Democrats who are literally telling white people that they're the enemy of the world. They are really creating in my opinion these homegrown terrorists by spending most of their time making white people feel horrible about existing in this country, making white male Christian straight men feel like that they are the enemy of the people, make wealthy white men feel like they're destroying America every minute because they've accomplished the level of success. I think that more so, those individuals who are saying are creating this negative rhetoric create these deranged lunatics that go out and do this.
David Zurawik: Elon Musk Buying Twitter Is Dangerous
"Listen to CNN contributor David juro wick with Brian stelter yesterday on CNN. They're reacting to Elon Musk purchasing Twitter and fulfilling his promise of free speech on that platform, free speech, terrifies them. You don't believe me? Listen to this. I think there's a bigger problem that when we focus on the personalities of people like Elon Musk and people say, oh, I think he learns thinking this or that. There's a bigger problem here about how we are going to control the channels of communication in this country. In 1927, we had the radioactive 1934, the communications act. Congress stepped in. We made rules. FCC wasn't great, but it's still regulating the broadcast industry. You can't use vulgar language. You can't do all these things with speech. We gave over our mount star airwaves. There are Internet waves to Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. And we are in so much trouble because those guys believe in making money. We've already seen that with the 2016 election in Zuckerberg when he was taken rubles for ads from Russia and say, oh, I think it's crazy to think they had any influence on this election. Musk is the same. Musk doesn't want, you know, he's upset with the SEC, tried to quote dare they question him. You know what I'm saying? This is dangerous. We can't think anymore in this country. We don't have people. No, I'm serious. We don't have people in Congress who can make regulations that can make it work. I think we can look to the Western countries in Europe for how they are trying to limit it. But you need you need controls on this. You need regulation. You can not let these guys control discourse in this country or we are headed to hell.
Christopher Phillips: We Did More to Stop Disinformation Than Panel
"You and your friends just showed up at this conference showed a ton of guts The first question I have for you is this disinformation conference which is kind of hilarious because as you just indicated there are some of the main purveyors of disinformation were on the stage How is it that they let you ask a question They usually censor that stuff before you even get the microphone What happened You know it is pretty wild The fact that I was able to ask a question at this event the institute of politics at the University of Chicago is poised as a nonpartisan institute So they do host people from all sides of the political spectrum Of course the conservatives that they bring on are people like Jonah Goldberg who hate Donald Trump and are actually traders to the real Ideology but regardless they are supposed to honor both sides of the debate So we come in and of course I actually had a media path I write for a publication called the Chicago thinker That is the school's premier publication I came in I had a media pass with two of my colleagues to meet a Duffy and Daniel Schmidt We hear Brian stelter talking on and on about how this is the Fox News is the enemy of the people frankly that they are not they're not on our side and that they spread this information constantly as a business and then I come up and I have to say you know honestly CNN is ten times the purveyor of disinformation right And CNN actually presents themselves as objectives So what is the deal with it And frankly they gave the mic to me I was excited because I was actually going to be able to bring some truth to this conference I feel like myself and my colleagues we did more to stop this information than the rest of the people at the conference actually did
Christopher Phillips: We Did More to Stop Disinformation Than Panel
"It's so great to have you You and your friends just showed up at this conference showed a ton of guts The first question I have for you is this disinformation conference which is kind of hilarious because as you just indicated there are some of the main purveyors of disinformation were on the stage How is it that they let you ask a question They usually censor that stuff before you even get the microphone What happened You know it is pretty wild The fact that I was able to ask a question at this event the institute of politics at the University of Chicago is poised as a nonpartisan institute So they do host people from all sides of the political spectrum Of course the conservatives that they bring on are people like Jonah Goldberg who hate Donald Trump and are actually traders to the real Ideology but regardless they are supposed to honor both sides of the debate So we come in and of course I actually had a media path I write for a publication called the Chicago thinker That is the school's premier publication I came in I had a media pass with two of my colleagues to meet a Duffy and Daniel Schmidt We hear Brian stelter talking on and on about how this is the Fox News is the enemy of the people frankly that they are not they're not on our side and that they spread this information constantly as a business and then I come up and I have to say you know honestly CNN is ten times the purveyor of disinformation right And CNN actually presents themselves as objectives So what is the deal with it And frankly they gave the mic to me I was excited because I was actually going to be able to bring some truth to this conference I feel like myself and my colleagues we did more to stop this information than the rest of the people at the conference actually did
Jenna Ellis: Brian Stelter Is Concerned Twitter Allows Disagreements
"Thing I want to get your thoughts on the topic du jour here Elon Musk I'd be remiss if I didn't get your thoughts on this I want to just play for you a quick cut Here's Brian stelter from CNN's unreliable sources Hilariously melting down claiming that a guy who literally send people into space and invented one of the world's largest car companies will not be able to figure out content moderation at least not as well as Brian stelter So listen to this I'll get your thoughts on the other side Check this out He's all about freedom of speech The question is how do you balance that with regulating hate speech and misinformation About to experience an extraordinary education in the complexities of that very topic Elon Musk has pursued this People thought might be just Biden as a plaything didn't how serious he was Now he's obviously very serious He's committed his capital to it He wants to build this business But I don't think he has based on his public statements It's clear he has a very little understanding of the complexities that go into content moderation and hate speech policies and the like So he's about to learn how it works And it might be a whole lot more complicated than he realizes Yeah yeah Brian stelter I mean your thoughts on that hilarity Oh my gosh So Elon Musk can literally send people to space but he can't figure out an algorithm Yeah But they're so concerned Dan about content moderation and misinformation and what they really mean is that they're so concerned that views Brian filter disagree with will be allowed on Twitter That's all he's
Brian Stelter: Stay Home or Attend a Party Full of Freedom?
"He got on television yesterday and he said something that he couldn't have possibly planned to say or realized he should have said, you got to hear this. This is a guy making his living expressing his opinions, pretending to be a journalist, but he's not. He's a CNN guy, but you got to hear this. If you, if you get invited to something, where there are no rules, where there is total freedom for everybody, do you actually want to go to that party? Or are you going to decide to stay home? And that's a question for Twitter users. Some Twitter users might love the idea. There's going to be absolutely no moderation and no rules at all. Others might not want to be anywhere near that. Am I crazy Matt? No, no, you're right. And what happens to the advertising? I mean, if there's no moderation or little moderation to the advertisers stay away, what does that do to the business prospects for Twitter itself? Am I crazy? No, no, no, you're not crazy. If you had a choice between going to a party where there was freedom everywhere, wouldn't you just stay home? Wouldn't you just that's a guy on TV?
The Life Story of Brian Stelter
"This guy, Brian stelter, I understand that he's a pretty easy punching bag for anyone right of center or to the right, I guess liberals like him, I don't know. He's a peculiar little guy, the bald headed guy over on CNN. He follows the media for CNN. His story is a pretty interesting one. He started up, I forgot I always forget which side it was. Was it mediaite or TV news or maybe it was TV newser? He founded a media site like when he was a college kid. So he's always been this ambitious guy. And he wound up one of the stars of CNN. He's got a weekend show that covers the media and honest to goodness is capable of saying some of the stupidest things I've ever heard in my life. I would be so embarrassed, embarrassed, Yuri says it was TV newser that he found it. And I always recommend you go to TV news, he hasn't been with it for years now, but I always recommend if you want to see what the cable ratings look like. You want to see how bad Fox News is always beating CNN and MSNBC. You want to see the actual numbers TV newser has a ratings section
Brian Stelter Spins CNN Plus Collaps
"Ari, I got to play for you something I played for Ed because I need your reaction to Brian stelter. Poor guy is in this unwinnable city. I like Brian. I've got up the acela with Brian. I like Brian Dunn is shell back in the old days. And you know, he sees a lefty, and he's way left, and his show is biased, and we all know. It's kind of a funny thing. It's like watching the browns, right? We're not going to win with Brian. Here's how he explains CNN plus yesterday. Here at CNN, new ownership decided to shut down the CNN plus streaming service less than a month after it was launched by the previous management team. The U turn was front page news. Stunning news, and painful news for everyone involved. Years of development possibly down the drain, some of the shows may never be seen. Hundreds of staffers may be laid off though the company is trying to place many of them in new jobs. Amid these bruising headlines, folks are trying to make sense of it. And some partisans are leaving to predictable talking points about politics. But the truth is, this was a corporate move.
A New Respect for the Original Founder of Twitter
"This is really something this next story I appreciate this, you know? I had kind of written Jack Dorsey off, but lately he's become a little bit more entertaining and perhaps a little bit more authentic. There are some pretty strong words, tweets, thoughts, from Jack Dorsey out this week. He was alleging an exchange on social media on none other than Twitter. The company he founded that he's on the board of and is about to step down from, that CNN created conflict during protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Remember that way back in, I guess it was 2014. So this was a thread about CNN and fake news, endorsing said, and I quote here, I know this from being on the streets of Ferguson during the protests and watching them try to create conflict and film it, causing the protesters to chant F CNN. It all started because CNN's media reporter, Brian stelter over there said, and I quote Tucker Carlson is always selling the same thing. This was a reference to a piece that he tweeted out about how Fox was trying to effectively sell doubt. And Dorsey wrote back and said, and you are all selling hope? In other words, I think he gets it? These mainstream media companies are all trying to sell something. And by the way, is not hope. I mean, he's being sarcastic there because you know, CNN is on one side of things. You get Fox on the other, but they're all, this is why I love, by the way, independent media. Again, make sure that you subscribe to this channel and to this podcast. But you know, they're all kind of, they've got bigger agendas. Anyway, newsmax is correspondent Alex salvi took to his Twitter account and accused Dorsey of trying to defend Carlson and then Dorsey responded saying, you know what? Quote, not defending a thing. And added up that he was adding that he was just holding up a mirror. So just a mirror at what they're all trying to do.
Daniel Schmidt: Elitists Visit Schools, Unprepared for Tough Questions
"Account Daniel how did this happen I mean most of us are so accustomed to censorship on college campuses This is not a dumb question I really I've been out of college When I was in college it wasn't like this at all I mean they were lefties obviously but I don't remember ever being afraid to tell people that I was a conservative I don't even remember it being a big deal It was kind of like yeah whatever The guy next to me is sat next to me in stony brook was a big conservative too How did you guys get in there and get to ask a question repeatedly It wasn't just one You got an apple bob you got Brian stelter in there I think Evita was in there too I'm actually let you guys in How did this happen Well yeah I mean we're making a big joke we're like if we can go through a three times because we've got three questions that that's going to be like a miracle by God So maybe God will then who knows No I just came out there we were confident We rose our hands There was a Q&A session I guess you know we did an app and I'm glad we did because if we were not there I mean not to Twitter or in some really no one else who got in critical questions The thing that these events is easily if they go to the events knowing not to be cancer going to ask me to have questions knowing they're going to get a big check I mean they can come to these events pretty much hungover and sound smarter and Goldberg was actually there today afterward And he called me out He said you know the kid they before had a very posterous assumption that if the hunter by laptop combat had to know the election what it had changed So clearly he was upset by my question He still is apparently on Twitter Hopefully I really do hope that this might change things Motivate either kid that other top schools to really ask these questions because there are a lot of these events These people are not going to concern the schools You won't see them go to university of Alabama They go to these top liberal schools because it's an easy way for them to do very brag on Twitter how I spoke to the future leaders And hopefully we're going to chase that because it's ridiculous how much they get away with
Christopher Phillips Questions Brian Stelter Over CNN's Ethics
"Kid named Chris Phillips, who's a freshman at the University of Chicago. And he went to a some panel discussion that the Atlantic magazine was hosting that Brian stelter from CNN was on the panel. And this young man stood up and said the following to CNN's Brian stelter. Hi, thank you for coming. My name is Christopher Phillips. I'm a first year at the college. My question is for mister stelzer. You've all spoken extensively about Fox News being a purveyor of disinformation. But CNN is right up there with them. They push the Russian collusion hoax. They push the Jussie Smollett hoax. They smear justice Kavanaugh as a rapist and they also smeared Nick salmon as a white supremacist. And yes, they dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop affair as pure Russian disinformation. With mainstream corporate journalists becoming little more than apologists and cheerleaders for the regime, is it time to finally declare that the canon of journalistic ethics is dead or no longer operative. All the mistakes of the mainstream media and CNN in particular seem to magically all go in one direction. Are we expected to believe that this is all just some sort of random coincidence or is there something else behind it? It's too bad it's time for lunch. You have 30 seconds. No, there's a clock that says 30 seconds, but I think my honest answer to you, and I will come over and talk in more detail after this. Is that I think you're describing a different channel than the one that I watch. But I understand that that is a popular right wing narrative about CNN. I think it's important. When we talk about shared reality and democracy, all of these networks, all these news outlets have to defend democracy. And when they screw up, admit it. But when Benjamin hall, the fox correspondent, was wounded in Ukraine. The news crews at CNN and The New York Times stopped what they were doing. And they all cared about the injured Fox News reporter and that's
Abigail Disney Sees a Coordinated, Strategic Plan Against the Corp.
"It's the don't say gay Bill where does that come from That is a lie It's propaganda but they keep saying it even Abigail Disney even Brian stouter They're a disgrace They keep pushing this narrative on MSL SD They keep pushing this narrative on CNN They keep pushing this narrative even though it's a lie like so much of what they say So here's Brian stelter with Abigail Disney and then my response Go ahead What is The Walt Disney Company actually And how do you feel when you see it portrayed as this child abuse and doctor nation cult Right Well what I'm seeing happen is pretty coordinated strategic plan unfolding And Disney seems like the biggest target because it's so woven into families And so if you can and by the way a coordinated strategic plan unfolding I hope so That's called we the people rising up Against what your corporation is now doing After decades and decades and decades a persuading us to invest a lot of money in your corporation either a shareholders are just movie watchers or attendees at your various parks Go ahead Is it somebody's in there trying to indoctrinate your child My goodness the paranoid imagination can run It's not about a doctrine your child either It's about exposing children to issues that they should not be exposed to That's what it's about
Brian Stelter Calls for Lunch When Asked an Important Question
"So Jim queue up for me caught 5 Again this is what I mean by imposing real material losses You get a guy like Brian stelter right is the coffee fetcher at CNN Somehow magically because he used to kiss what did Zucker's butt all the time Winds up getting a show Hilariously titled unreliable sources He gets his show of the least talented man in broadcasting Well what matters to him is his reputation I mean he is literally titled reliable sources He wants to be seen as a source of journalistic ethics Well Brian's felt there's been the wrong on the wrong side of every single significant media story we've had in our time Everyone he's been on the wrong side So he got confronted This is just beautiful watching a college freshman dismantle Brian stealth to check this out My name is Christopher Phillips I'm a first year at the college My question is from mister seltzer You've all spoken extensively about Fox News being a purveyor of disinformation But CNN is right up there with them They push the Russian collusion hoax They push the Jussie Smollett hoax They smear justice Kavanaugh as a rapist and they also smeared Nick salmon as a white supremacist And yes they dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop affair as pure Russian disinformation With mainstream corporate journalists becoming little more than apologists and cheerleaders for the regime is it time to finally declare that the canon of journalistic ethics is dead or no longer operative All the mistakes of the mainstream media and CNN in particular seem to magically all go in one direction Are we expected to believe that this is all just some sort of random coincidence Or is there something else behind it It's too bad it's time for lunch You have 30 seconds No I mean there's a clock that says 30 seconds but I think my honest answer to you and I will come over and talk in more detail after this is that I think you're describing a different channel than the one that I watch They're different They're different channel Brian sells it But listen for Brian sell the brothers always time for lunch I mean look at the guy Come on yeah time for lunch This is like a new thing
College Student Confronts CNN's Brian Stelter for Spreading Hoaxes
"Hi, thank you for coming. My name is Christopher Phillips. I'm a first year at the college. My question is from mister seltzer. You've all spoken extensively about Fox News being a purveyor of disinformation. But CNN is right up there with them. They push the Russian collusion hoax. They push the Jussie Smollett hoax. They smear justice Kavanaugh as a rapist and they also smeared Nick salmon as a white supremacist. And yes, they dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop affair as pure Russian disinformation. With mainstream corporate journalists becoming little more than apologists and cheerleaders for the regime, is it time to finally declare that the canon of journalistic ethics is dead or no longer operative. All the mistakes of the mainstream media and CNN in particular seem to magically all go in one direction. Are we expected to believe that this is all just some sort of random coincidence? Or is there something else behind it? It's too bad, it's time for lunch. You have 30 seconds. No, there's a clock that says 30 seconds, but I think my honest answer to you, and I will come over and talk in more detail after this. Is that I think you're describing a different channel than the one that I watch. But I understand that that is a popular right wing narrative about CNN. I think it's important. When we talk about shared reality and democracy, all these networks, all these things outlets have to defend democracy. And when they screw up, admit it. But when Benjamin hall, the fox correspondent, was wounded in Ukraine. The news crews at CNN and The New York Times stopped what they were doing, and they tried to help. They tried to help them get out of the country. They tried to find the dead crew members. That's what news outlets do. That's how they actually do work together to your question about sharing those kinds of connections and trust. We don't talk about it enough though. We don't share that reality about how that happens. And with regards to the regime, I think you mean the President Biden. The last time I spoke with a Biden aide, we yelled at each other. So that's the reality of the news business. The people don't see the people don't hear. They imagine that
Freshman Student Outclasses Brian Stelter
"Young freshman student Christopher Phillips at the University of Chicago stands up And he asks a question what does Christopher Phillips have to say To be as helter skelter Brian stelter cut 5 go You've all spoken extensively about Fox News being a purveyor of disinformation But CNN is right up there with them They push the Russian collusion hoax They push the Jussie Smollett hoax They smear justice Kavanaugh as a rapist and they also smeared Nick salmon as a white supremacist And yes they dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop affair as pure Russian disinformation With mainstream corporate journalists becoming little more than apologists and cheerleaders for the regime is it time to finally declare that the canon of journalistic ethics is dead or no longer operative All the mistakes of the mainstream media and CNN in particular seem to magically all go in one direction Are we expected to believe that this is all just some sort of random coincidence Or is there something else behind it Wow What do you think of that mister producer Wow
Brian Stelter Spreads Lies About Not Independently Confirming News
"Here he is at the University of Chicago today news busters hat tip cut far go So in September or October of 2020 let me just say this We're all rooting for little brine to eventually Come through puberty He's had the longest period of a pubescence that anybody's ever noted The scientific marvel Start from the top please cut forward Go So in September or October of 2020 when the New York Post has something other outlets can't match it there's this pressure why aren't you confirming this Why aren't you focusing on this Why aren't you leading on this Because we haven't matched it We have a confirmed it Now later matched it and you haven't confirmed it You guys you guys are filled with lies and phony reports Please don't make me go through the history I don't want to get a migraine Lies and phony reports day in and day out and listen to listen to us His tap dancing We couldn't independently confirm it That that stopped them from reporting on the 7 hour gap when it came to Trump's phone call No Russia collusion for two no We couldn't independently confirm anything because it was a lie was dirty tricked by Hillary But now we and by the way now he's sort of the Minnie mouse of CNN and the media Go ahead I was in the post have and that's notable and seen it had a story last week about the federal investigation into hunter Wow You guys are unbelievable Like way after the election
Michael Avenatti Convicted of Stealing From Stormy Daniels
"Attorney Michael avenatti has been found guilty of what? Stealing $300,000 from his own client stormy Daniels. And now avenatti has had it not to The White House, but to the big House. It remains an open question, what his sentence is going to be. But just to refresh, I've talked about this case before. Avenatti was accused and he's now found guilty of doing what? Well. When stormy Daniels signed up to write a book, she was apparently offered an advance of $800,000, but payable in three installments. So she got the first installment, but then avenatti when the second and third installment were due, avenatti set up his own account. And he essentially masqueraded as stormy Daniels. And he got the money sent not to stormy Daniels, but to his account, so he intercepted her money and took it for himself and used it on his own luxuries and to buy this and to buy that and to settle this debt and so on. And so stormy Dan is like, where's the money? And avenatti kept sort of putting her off and lying to her and in any case so she finally reported him. And so it turns out that he was found guilty, not just a theft, but also of wire fraud and of impersonating another person. So this is bad because when you add all this up, we're looking at, well, the aggravated identity theft charge. That carries a mandatory two years. So we know we're not going to be seeing avenatti for the next two years unless he's going to be doing CNN interviews with Brian stelter from
Remembering Mike Gallagher's '50 Things Liberals Love to Hate'
"I don't want to get personal with somebody like Brian stelter or Acosta. They're all just really, really fierce partisans. And they hate everything that Americans love. I wrote a book called 50 things liberals love to hate. And it was intended to be humorous, maybe you've read it. I hope you have. It's still available if you can get it on Amazon. It was years ago. What year did I write that book? Wouldn't we do that to Eric? Is that ten years ago, 15 years ago? It's a long time ago. But I had a ball because I took a chapter and devoted it to something that liberals hate, swimming pools, steakhouses, Walmart, American flag lapel pins. 50 things liberals love to hate. And of course I did it like chapters 50 through one. The final chapter just showed a picture of the United States of America, a map of the USA. That was the final thing liberals love to hate. But think about it. Now the hate
"stelter" Discussed on The Book Review
"Brian stelter joins us. . Now he is the anchor of CNN's reliable sources, , the host of its podcast and the author of a New New York Times bestselling Book Hoax Donald, , Trump Fox News, , and dangerous distortion of truth Brian. . Thanks for being here. . Thank you so much. . So you used to be my colleague here at the New York Times way back I don't know when exactly did you leave The Times? ? <hes> twenty thirteen. . Well. . So the moment I remember was in twenty eleven when this early documentary about the Times came out called page one and there was a line in that documentary in which the leat David car says, , I still can't get over the feeling that Brian stelter was a robot assembled to destroy me. . I, , haven't forgot that line. . Because I wonder if you're secretly three people you host. . A Show on CNN you write a daily newsletter you host a weekly podcast you have two small children, , and somehow you wrote a book on this extremely fast moving subject. . That is Donald Trump. . How did you handle that the two small children is the fun part they keep me <hes> saying you know David used to say I still miss him so much used. . To say, , what do you think the story is that I should tell us to say to sources you know if you were writing the story what would you right and that is what I was doing with folks at Fox News and these themes kept coming up especially last year, , which compelled me to go and try to get a book deal I think it. . was last that I wanted to do this and more that I felt like someone had too i. . hope that doesn't sound too cocky but it's true. . There's some things in life. . You just feel like the gotTa go tell this story and I think the only untold story of the trump era that's left maybe is the story of his boxers addiction so I did. . Carve out time in between my other jobs and and frankly wants the pandemic send us all home. . Put us on lockdown just grateful that my wife was able to help with the kids when I was having to finish the final chapters of this book. . So what is that story the relationship between Donald Trump and Fox News obviously, , it's the full subject of your book. . People who are even casual viewers are news consumers are aware that there's a close relationship there yes. . I think we all are aware that the president gets fed information and misinformation from Fox but I think it's even more extreme and even more dangerous than people realize it happens more often and the connections or even cozier than than folks realize I oftentimes in coverage. . Of the White House reporters leave out what I think is the key piece, , the key ingredient, , which is he got that idea from Fox. . He gained that idea from foxy gained that conspiracy theory from Fox and with this pandemic this year staffers at Fox told me they felt like the coverage was hazardous to our viewers. . The coverage was dangerous. . The coverage was unforgivable. . I really just tried to step away just the Messenger for these anonymous sources mostly anonymous did speak on the record who felt like the coverage is hurting the country. . All right. So . a defender, a , Fox News skeptic cure might say so what trump follows Fox News is leads you know democratic presidents in the past have taken their cues from the editorials editorials of the New York Times. What's . the difference? ? I think. . It's so much more intense. . Now, , Fox's influences constant when trump threatened North Korea, , and said, , he had a bigger button than Kim Jong Un. . It was because of a Fox segment when he grants pardoned, , it's because Fox when he attacks big technology company because of Fox, , when he raged about migrant caravans, it , was because of Fox and it's not that he's getting the best possible information still from the best sources in the world know he's getting it from a bunch of of. . Who oftentimes misinform him think? ? That's one of the differences between this White House and past white houses Braga Obama was he washed ESPN in the evening rather than MSNBC tours w Bush might have watched some Fox but he wasn't consumed by it. . The way that this president is so it's an unprecedented relationship really is
"stelter" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"We've heard that Donald Trump is means the media and his cruelty has resulted in Jim Acosta receiving a massive book contract from Harper College right about how hard it is to be Jim Acosta while simultaneously making out with Jim Acosta. See, he doesn't only pick on Alexandria, Cossio Cortez, my cat calling her He does do that a lot. Doesn't he smart? I know she's super smart, because the media telling me she's super Smart and Shapiro. We may be down as a country weekdays to defy it's time to hang it up in. Turn it in on W L S a M 8 90 already in progress on a 90 W l He's probably totally with it. See, that's what I That's what usually think. See, I live in Los Angeles and lots people ride bikes around Los Angeles and every time as he's somebody riding bike, I think that guy's with it doesn't matter if they're riding around with a giant pack on their back filled With like clowns, masks and toilet paper, which readily pretty common here in Los Angeles. Many of the people riding bikes. Not totally with it. In fact, a few years you have years back there was a guy who's riding a bike and I immediately I flashed in disguise. Super confident suspiciously because, well, he was riding his bike. The front wheel came off is in front of my house. And then he proceeded to get off his bike. Get a giant shopping cart whose track dragging behind the bike. He took a crowbar out of the bike and started beating the living crap out of the bike with a crowbar and I thought to myself, but he was riding a bike so clearly is with it. I mean, come on. How could I question his mental bona fide? He's he's riding a bike. Is what Brian Stelter says Joe Biden's riding bike. So how could I definitely question things like is he with it when he can't put together a sentence? My rule of thumb is if you can ride a bike. You should be president of the United States, which is my wife. My four year old son. I think you should be president of the United States. My four year old son. Believes that Luke Skywalker, Israel, but probably He should be running the United States cause he could ride a bike. He can It's very impressive. Brian Stelter man. Imagine it seriously. Imagine if there were tape of job in writing a unit cycle was like giant with giant clown shoes and like a honking nose. Probably. I mean, if you could write a unit cycle, Holy crap, man. Maybe it would be unbelievable. So there's Brian Stelter, the member of the media, explaining the Joe Biden's with because he could ride a bike, which is very, very impressive. Also, Brian Stelter, then went on to ask a serious question. There's so many people on the right who opposed Joe Biden. It's almost as though they exist two opposed by Nevermind that virtually every right wing outlet had has preexisting Joe Biden's presidential campaign. We heard daily where we've been here since 2015. According to Brian Stelter, the on Ly reason the right wing exists is to attack and by the way, by the way, Brian Stelter asked with a straight face, whether they're any outlets that exist. On the left just to troll Trump. Universally troll Trump. I I know. I know guys I know, ripping on Brian Stelter 10 easy game here, but he is a reliable source. Aaron, your view of this. You know, when you see entire media companies essentially exists to tear down Joe Biden is there an equivalent to that on the left tearing down Trump? There really isn't No, it doesn't exist. Incredible. I mean, like, there are no outlets on the left is just tearing down Trump. They don't exist. CNN is a figment of your imagination. It does not exist in tear down Trump. CNN is a perfectly perfectly harmless middle of the road objective. Journalists gala. Which is why the media have been grilling President Trump on his executive order. I know that the media are perfectly Unbiased because of the way they treat various executive orders. When the president of the United States issues an executive order that may very well not be legal. He's a Republican. Then the media are all over him, like all over him top to bottom all over him so much so that they refuse to shut up in his press conferences. And then if Trump leaves, and he storms out of press conference, But If Barack Obama is the exact same thing, then the media just worship at the altar, then it's great when Barack Obama signed executive orders that obviously violate the Constitution, that's good because he's Barack Obama. That door. Guys. CNN is objective. Joe Biden is with it. I I believe our media. I do. I think that raided their jobs. In fact, I believe The New York Times headline There's a headline in The York Times over the weekend. The actual headline was, it's hard to fathom, but it has been 36 years since a man and a woman ran together in a Democratic Party ticket is what they tweeted out. It's not only hard to fathom its not true Hillary Clinton ran with Tim Kaine four years ago. The New York Times. I trust them, and I believe them because they are mainstream media and anything that undermines the credibility of the press is an attack on our free press. Coming up. We're gonna be joined by Hogan Gidley. He's.
"stelter" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"I find that in a crisis the thing to do is to look to people who you can respect so it's people who are beloved look to people who know better than I do and that's why in any crisis the person I love to is Dan rather Dan rather is on with Brian Stelter on CNN and he's got the good advice for what journalists should do television anchors and other media leaders should be handling this moment well first of all to do our job which is to get the facts reporter for any of the facts as possible connect the facts and I'm going to say until and unless he proves differently to pay far less attention to president trump I really regret having to set that but he's he's not going to come to anybody's rescue actually realize that the better off with Dan rather is a guy who lied about George Bush and his Texas air national guard service he lied there's no equivocating he lied he's an untrustworthy person and listen how Brian Stelter responds and obviously until and unless he proves differently to pay far less attention to president trump having to regret regret regret she well yes you said something very inquisitive there Dan rather I will agree by going I'd not considered such a proposal you are so wise our reliable sources is the name of the show series I'm what is this idea that you shouldn't listen to the president and I say she shouldn't listen to what he has to say and he's not the only one doing this not the only one doing this you've got a writers or The Washington Post saying do not listen to Donald Trump governor prince your billing only referring to was a racist his conduct on American tell him to get out of the way because this is what you're saying I've had to call and get my own masks and gowns and yeah yeah you do yeah we should really get into this defense production act conversation and where some people are really missing the mark the people who said trump was a dictator now one trump to actually.
"stelter" Discussed on 710 WOR
"In colleges corner and that is Brian Stelter who is a senior media correspondent for CNN is much bigger and better title than I do I'm just a media reporter and columnist for the hill right he's a senior media correspondent yes but if he made the conscious corner he's a very smart well in this case definitely not so here's what Brian tweeted out he's got something like six hundred thousand followers so this this get some traction when every does tweet out things like this saying justice Neil Gorsuch is on fox and friends right now the question how is it appropriate for a Supreme Court justice to try to goose sales of this three month old book by chatting on one of the most partisan shows on TV and on its surface you can say okay that's a fair question I guess I guess if you've never seen television before a new television is brand new to you I like what is this television thing at this point justices on yeah but if you've seen television you know they all do it if you watch television also in two thousand fifteen you would see justice Stephen Bryer pitching his book on the late show with Stephen Cole bear which at last check is also a partisan show and then from there everybody piled on on the Twitter for instance somebody found a tweet from Mr Stelter from two thousand fifteen where he asked what's the coolest just announce booking uncle bear second week Stephen Bryer or Bernie Sanders all my god hold by hal cares in other words not only did he condemned Gorsuch for going on fox and friends this week back in two thousand fifteen was actually celebrating the fact the Cole bear has a cream court justice on his show yes this is because the prophecy or stupidity Hey gets even better from there another tweet from September of two thousand eighteen it has Stelter actually promoting a documentary on CNN worry works of course right RBG premiering on TV now literally when it was starting so that's nice so again CNN actually give a documentary to a Supreme Court justice right and let me just tell you that I remember watching just to sort of my or I think I got to know her because she was on set Myers yeah okay so I don't understand where out why he's confused about this they all go online to talk show yes Sir my are also went on CNN to promote able this which this happens yeah court justices write books sometimes therefore they have to go on different networks in order to promote and just like any other human being but because it happened on fox and starters writing a book on how horrible fox is and that's why the tweak comes out but there are watch dogs out there to watch the media watchdogs and that's a good thing Cooper that's good because this is outrage over the outrage way to put it the bride Stelter you are are bronze medal winner and Cooper are silver medal winner is Bernie Sanders hi Bernie Sanders I'm running for president and we're gonna give you full credit for finding this one so please take the state yeah this makes me laugh so this week you know you talked about I'm learning a lot about sports ball from you and there's a guy named Gerrit Cole and he signed a contract with the Yankees were three hundred twenty four million dollars and the way that works is if the if they sign up for that much money it means that he's worth that it means they're gonna make money off of him probably three times that over nine years we should say meanwhile exactly so Bernie Sanders who doesn't understand business here's what he tweeted he said if pictures can make three hundred twenty four million we could pay every teacher in this country at least sixty thousand dollars well let me try my Bernie Sanders you do it yeah if pictures can make three hundred and twenty four million dollars in this country that teachers can make sixty thousand dollars to get with very good thank you yeah I like better Larry David yeah heart out yeah I can't do men very well do I do women but I don't blame you but so I don't understand about this he's running for president right he doesn't Justin how business works or how money works this is this is a red flag this isn't just a tweet that belongs in conscious corner this is a red flag for his constituents they should be like hi Bernie the reason they're paying them so much money is because he's worth that it's not the teachers aren't what sixty thousand dollars a piece where's the money coming from it's an emotional argument right emotional argument Hey teachers millions pay them billions but you know where the money comes from precisely supply and demand very simple it's capitalism Bernie doesn't understand capitalism because literally so he's a socialist people that's supposed to be a knock against him he literally admits that he's a socialist right and this is a good example of it so what does he want this guy Gerrit Cole to just sort of hand is money out to teachers yeah and I think the three twenty four that million yeah go very far considering that there are thousands upon thousands upon thousands of teachers the country so you if you split up his salary by a certain fraction still get like five more dollars teacher you would even get through one county in some places that the but Bernie Sanders I hope you're listening so what's going to happen with all those millions he's gonna pay taxes that tax money is going to go towards lots of things like infrastructure and stay with me teacher salaries thank you very much that's exactly right and by signing with New York he only went on the highest tax states in the country yeah if you stay with the Astros in taxes no state income tax so to stay there but I don't think they're offering that kind of money anyway the Yankees happy Bernie Sanders not so much you are on conscious corner Aznar silver medal winner Bernie Sanders and Cooper finally we've hit the crescendo of conscious corner and that is our gold medal winner and a ghost Greta tune Burke who's in in the news a lot lately for the wrong reason right so in this case after she wins time's person of the year for two thousand nineteen because she sailed the Atlantic to make a statement about climate change my grandmother my Jewish grandmother we'll call it a Shanda.
"stelter" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"I'm your host Brian Stelter, here with the podcast her a Paul Ryshkov. He's out with the relatively new angry Americans podcast, Paul. You've had some great guests in your first weeks doing this. Why did you decide to launch the podcast? I really felt like podcasting was a place where I could have real discussions. First of all, there's, there's a lot of issues that come from the national security defense community that I think are under report. But there's also an angry middle in this country. A disconnected middle of independence who are not diehard Democrats, and not diehard Republicans are the forty percent of unaffiliated, an independent Americans that often feel underrepresented in media, they look at MSNBC or FOX or even CNN, and they feel like they don't have a home. So I think podcasting was a place to try to give voice to that community and also to focus on issues. I care about and the coupon about podcasting is you don't have commercials for the most part, and you have this long form where you can really have honest conversations and for me that's that's been important. I really get to know. My guess we go pretty deep with Sarah, Jessica Parker for over an hour talking about how she started her business how she grew up her favourite car. I asked her what she's angry about, but I also ask her what she's happy about. And she gets into we, we always talk about politics and understanding that this moment in time. Is very important and asking people to expand upon that. So this week, I've got a celebrity chef Tom Kalicki. Oh, he talks about serving people at nine eleven after the towers went down. He was delivering rescue meals to people down there, and how that shaped his view of the world and his business. So it's a real opportunity, I think, to go deeper, but also, frankly, realized the limitations of podcasting, it's still sort of an elitist thing. So what I also do is put every podcast up on YouTube. We put it out everywhere we possibly can and try to make it available to everybody. No matter what kind of phone, you're on or no matter where you are. So in some ways, it's almost like the new public media. And I think that's an exciting landscape to be able to work it. Then there's any point is kind of the new public media and some of the democrat candidates doing a good job taking advantage of that. Not so much. Interestingly, not so much President Trump. We were talking before the break about Memorial Day weekend, and coverage of military issues. You think about the first couple of years of the Trump administration Trump was once surrounded by military officials. John. Kelly Gimenez taught McMaster. How do you think his relationship with the military has changed since those departures? It's a road almost completely it's falling fast. I mean maybe let me just break it down for you. We went from having General Mattis as the secretary defense who had many ways is the most revered combat leader of our generation in the Marine Corps. They call him Saint Mattis, their little shrines to Madison combat unit he is beloved by everybody from the highest ranks to lowest ranks. And now we've got a guy and Shanahan, who's never served in the military and was a Boeing executive, you know, their profiles couldn't be more different. And by the way, Shanahan, also hasn't been Senate approved yet. So the difference between those two types of people, I think reflect what's happened over the course of this administration. He used to be surrounded by my generals. Well, now he's surpri surrounded by his political people, and they tend to people who haven't served in the uniform. We know that, that, that folks, like, general Kelly are gone. We know that HR McMasters is gone. We know that Flynn may be going to jail. So these folks are not always the best representatives in the military..
"stelter" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Of CNN earlier. Brian Stelter, and Jim shooter Brown John shooter. I believe it's Jim should've actually Jim Shudo worked for Obama was a national security advisor to Obama before that I believe he worked for ABC or one of the news networks, so he's worked for network then for Obama and back to a network. I mean, honest to God folks, how serious are we suppose to take a person like this? I mean, he's able to park his ideology. No. He's not. And he's on TV. With Brian Stelter? Brian Stelter used to right at the New York Times. But before that he was a towel state in Maryland. Where he. Used to work out of his mother's basement. I'm not saying is a cross dresser. I'd never said that. Why would I say that? I don't know if he is or not if I don't know I wouldn't say he is. But he is obsessed with FOX because he's been told by his boss, Jeff Zucker. It looks like he. Like he was a well. I don't know exactly. Looks like he wants to face for dartboard. I think. Bowling pin? Anyway. So Brian Stelter pretty much does what he's told to do and he's told to attack attack attack attack attack FOX, it's very bizarre. And so here we have this Obama clown. And this is Oscar clown Stelter going back and forth on CNN today. About fox. Go ahead, the love of Fox News. And that means this is also about what kind of value is FOX stands for what kind of standards FOX has worked for MSNBC during the time. The president tweeted today, a comment that's really sort of say, but it's ignorant about climate change. Silence. I quoting someone on FOX and friends fake news fake science. There is no climate crisis noting that carbon dioxide is the voting somebody. I think they were quoting the one of the founders of Greenpeace. You see the president's ignorant. But Mr. Shudo who worked for Obama? He's a genius. Even though is Harry's national security and Stelter, basically who's areas nothing. He's an expert. I think on cow flatulence. These two know nothings are certain of one thing. Trump's ignorant that FOX and friends is bad. And that they all right. Go ahead life. Yeah. But unless you have too much of it at once the planet. I mean, this is what is happening here back. Oh, this is the president engaging climate change in Iowa's simply because climate change denial ISM. How come they don't bring on any of these scientists these PHD's these physicists physicists and others? Who raise questions about it? Got to listen to a guy by the name of Stelter? Who knows not a damn thing about anything and this other fool? Jim shudo? This is this is this is what passes for news today. Go ahead entertainment morning. So on Fox News. I think this is ultimately why the rhetoric from the Tucker Carlson's the world matters. It's ultimately why the FOX and friends morning show matters because the president is being informed or more often misinformed. Oh, yes. Yes. Informed misinformed. If only he would watch CNN, you know, he would have had that nNcholas salmon case how figured out Whitney, you jerk. Absolute full. Wouldn't he you you clown? They know nothing about this topic. Now, it's climate change denial ISM. This is your free press. There's nothing good about this. Nothing. Good about this. Are we done with this clip? Head reflected in US policy. That's right because that has driven the US climate accords and open against a whole host of environmental measures that would address climate change. I know it's been a couple of years, he watches FOX. He tweets about FOX that goes on and on. But it's still really strange, and I think we'd have to continue to call it out and observe Australians. What is strange that the president watches, FOX. What is strange about that? CNN is obsessed with FOX Obama was obsessed with FOX what are you worried about FOX for just to your own job over there at CNN, but they can't because nobody's watching the third tier three cable channels. But, you know, this president watches FOX and why he should watch you. Watch you. How does this guy even get on TV? Stupid question. Then we have Chuck Schumer on the Florida now notice how Stelter and Shudo and Chuck Schumer all sound the same. You think that's a coincidence? It's not a coincidence could change roles with with Schumer and have no problem with it. In terms of both Roddy algae, anyway, cut nine go this morning. The president tweeted a quote.
"stelter" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"To be especially notable yes so bumble is launching it's i actually in the super bowl this year what we're seeing overall a real play toward women ole is is having for first beauty product in a super bowl ad this year a real kind of scary you know playing to the horror in this ad so watch out for that but lots of comedy a little bit surprises and i'm interested to see to what the production studios put out there we know who's going to participate it remains to be seen if that looks in h._b._o. will join into so to see these pepsi as well because coke is atlanta's hometown pepsi's the sponsor and there's there's some back and forth about that all right does anybody have a wager anybody have a prediction about the winner the do do we want to go to john i in atlanta the of a prediction for us yet bad newsra c._b._s. is going to be a blow up patriots are gonna win wait so the rams on even have a chance no no can't if you have veteran veteran team against an upstart team the veterans always win richard he right john sorry brian the winner will be c._b._s. because wherever as super bowl make a pick richard come on i have seen i don't i don't think it will be a blow out but i have seen the movie too many times not to believe the patriots will win and sarah yeah i also just have to say the patriots win but my real heart is what the team fluff and team rough game on the puppy bowl so saw thirteenth off their fluff i'm gonna have to predict the rams just because no one else did you're going to be the only one right to my my preference i you know i'm always biased in favor of a good story and i can't think of a better story on monday morning than than the surprise rams victory so i'll with alone brian have to be honest when it comes to football the only stelter picks i want to hear from jamie stelter it'd be very honest that is fair that is true next year i'll invite her on this podcast until then thank you to the three of you create talking with you thanks brian thanks and that's a wrap on this week's reliable sources podcast we will see you on television sunday morning well before the super bowl.
"stelter" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"I'm your host, Brian Stelter. And I'm joined by Jason resign. And Joel Simon the authors of two new books. Joe's book is we want to negotiate the secret world of kidnapping, hostages and ransom. It's out from Columbia global reports. Jason's book is prisoner. It's about his experience as the Washington Post say. Tehran bureau chief being held behind bars for nearly a year and a half in Iran. Let's talk a little bit more about the reasons why these books are such a great companions. You know, we were talking Jason about you know, like to be in your shoes. And not know what's going on outside the efforts to try to get you freed Joel from your perspective. What's it like in your shoes? When you're advocating for journalists trying to get them out of jail. And you know, they don't know what's going on. Well, I don't know. I mean, that's that's one of the things is sometimes it's I I hope they do know. And I hope you don't. But somehow we're gets to them and this applies the hostage situations as well because the negotiation process, you know, there's usually one hostages are taken. There's usually a proof of life. So you know, that's a signal to the hostage that negotiations underway. And I wanna I wanna pick up on something that Jason said he talked about. There was a moment. What he realized that he had value to his captors in any hostage situation. Whether whether it's a traditional hostage situation involving the terror organization or state hostage is the value of the hostage that keeps them alive. And it is the only point of consensus between the people holding the hostage and the people trying to win the hostages release. Because if they're not alive, they have no value. And so one of the things I look at it in the book is what is what is the most strategic way to affirm. The value of the hostage, which is what fact what keeps them alive? And declaring that you will not negotiate that you will not make concessions completely undermines the value, the hostage and actually increases the risks to the hostage, which is one of the reasons why one of things I looked in my books. I looked at the data and. If you look at European governments, which traditionally do pay ransom know, most of their hostages, come home, the vast majority, and if you look at Americans who are held hostage where we don't negotiate and we don't pay ransom about twenty five percent of American hostages taken rance taken hostage by terror groups die. So the question is were sacrificing lives. What are we getting in return? And this case with you Jason again, not a terrorist group, although people use all sorts of words, label Iran, we're talking about a country that had taken prisoner. There was a monetary exchange. This four hundred million dollars that was paid tell us about it. Tell us about the context of it. And and how it's viewed visa vs your release. Well, look, I mean, I think that a lot of people have used this as a talking point over the last three years and changed since I was I was released because it's a large amount of money. And it was interesting in the fact that it was cash. But you know, I've I've dug deep into that whole process as we all know there were negotiations going on between Iran and world powers most specifically the United States, and you know, part of the deal was for Iran to to shut down key aspects of their Tomic program in exchange for lifting of sanctions another aspect of that was. A prisoner. Swap of Iranians who were being held in American prisons on sanctions related violations in exchange for myself and other Americans. And then the third piece of the puzzle was was this money that was Iran's money that had been seized by the US government after the revolution. It was a down payment that the Shah had made on a weapons deal, and it was being deliberated in international courts. There's there's a there's an actual tribunal set up to deal with complaints between the US and Iran because there's no diplomatic relations. That court was set to to make a decision in Iran's favor. And it was going to be to the tune of seven several billion dollars and US negotiators decided. Well, let's let's you know. Minimize the cost and closed that deal because they were going to have to close that deal, regardless..
"stelter" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"Bombshell. We're buzzkill, I'm Brian Stelter? And this is reliable sources. It's our weekly look at the story behind the story of how the media really works. How the news gets made. Now all of us can help make it better in Sunday morning inclusive. Reporter Anthony, a and bussey editor Ben Smith are here to respond to Robert Muller's rebuke bus how the White House his favourite media megaphones are stirring fears about caravans of prayer rugs. And later what Nancy Pelosi and Ann Coulter have in common. That's interesting, right. We also have Carl Bernstein sending by Jeffrey Goldberg and much more. But I the question on everyone's mind is it true? We've all been talking about this story. It's the BuzzFeed story the came out Thursday night that said President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to congress with a clear cut impeachable offense being alleged the story went everywhere within a matter of. That's but then on Friday night. Robert Muller did something incredibly rare soap in his office on most never does his office issued a lawyer Lee response seemingly knocking down the stories sane BuzzFeed description of specific statements to the special counsel's office and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office regarding Michael Cohen, congressional testimony are not accurate very precise. But significant so let's go back to the key question from the story did the president tell Cohen Delie who's right and who's accurate in this situation, as I mentioned, let's get to the center of this controversy here for their first sit down interview buzzfeed's investigative reporter, Anthony gourmet and editor in chief. Ben Smith gentlemen, thanks for coming on. I appreciate it. Thank you for thanks for having a sign for we're we're happy to talk about this story. And I'm glad you've began with the the question of the truth of of the allegations. Because ultimately, we're this is a media show. We are here to talk about process, we were happy to talk about that..
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"Susan's Renske a forty six year veteran of CBS news one of the most beloved people in the building was named president of the news division this week. And the question everyone's been asking is what took so long. She she's the first female, president of CBS news. What took so long? The timing. Also highlights how women are often called in during times of crisis or times of trouble at companies, not just news divisions. But lots of companies in addition to taking on ratings challenges Renske is also going to be challenged to restore morale at the network after a series of metoo scandals. Let's talk about it with JoAnne Lipman. She's a former editor of USA today, and the author of that's what she said a book all about this sort of problem the situation in workplaces across the country. What do they call it show in a glass cliff when women are hired enrolls like this? That's right. So the glass cliff was coined by some British academics. And it shows that women typically get the top job when they do when a company is in. It's called precarious position when it is having problems, and then the women, by the way are given this incredibly difficult job. And when they don't succeed very often are given the blame for the enterprise up WBZ news as well. Debra was brought a number of years ago after the Matt Lauer and curry drama, she had to repair things there. And it's remarkable that we're still celebrating these I in the first place, you know, the fact that we have never seen a female, president CBS news. And that to me is the core issue here is why is it taking so long? The news industry has a deplorable record of getting women into top positions and leadership because if you think about this women make up more than two thirds of journalism majors and mass communication majors. But then when you get into the newsroom look at what happens, right? First of all in television. For example. There was a study done that found that male anchors and mail correspondence outnumber their female counterparts three. One three two one three two one. And if you look at newspapers, and digital outlets men have the majority of violence, particularly front page bylines. And then you look at what does that then lead to it leads to the way, we view news who we've you is new what stories we view is news. I mean, for example, more than seventy five percent of the experts that we quote in the media are male. There was a study fascinating study that found it looked at all English language. News sites across this is globally. And it found that seventy seven percent of the people who we talk about our mail, and it actually found I just want to give you this one quote, it found that women are routinely marginalized and symbolically annihilated in news. You were a former editor he was a today. Here's accessors was a woman. So I look at that. It's okay, that's progress. Maybe and yet most of their major papers in the country are run by men. So it's. Problem television networks to problem in newspapers as well. What is the solution? I hate to ask that in a thirty second question. But what's the saloon? Well, the solution is you gotta start at the bottom. You have to start looking at who are the women who are coming up. And the other thing is this is really important. I found when I became an editor. I five is dragged kicking and screaming into editing. I didn't see myself in that role. Oh, that's interesting. It was years ago at the Wall Street Journal night, then boss, Paul Steiger who went onto create propublica said you're going to be good at editing. And I'm like, I'm a reporter like I don't see myself in that role. He said just try it. And once I did I realized that this I really was well suited to it. There's a lot of women who simply don't put their hands up while men do and I think that the onus isn't just on the women they're having it's on the meant if I'm managers, male or female, it is on the managers..
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"OB? Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. The next time. President Trump wants to address the nation will the broadcast networks say yes to his request and Aaron live let me back up and explain why I'm asking the fight over the now record-breaking government shutdown happening mostly on TV and Twitter since there are no real negotiations going on those prime time addresses the other day clearly did not move public opinion in President Trump's direction. His new CNN poll shows, no real change among Democrats or Republicans between December and January who what did increase by five percent percents public disapproval of Trump's job as president look the the arguments in the president's speech. Some of them were clearly off base. He claimed that the wall would be paid for indirectly by the great new trade deal with Mexico that hasn't been ratified you claim that every day borders, border agents encounter, thousands of illegal immigrants trying to into the country. The number is hundreds of thousands. There were the usual falsehoods. But all the broadcast networks air those falsehoods live. There was however descent. Inside the networks about doing it. It was actually comedians that brought this up. Seth Meyers, for example, said this. This because Trump wants to just the nation doesn't mean network should air, otherwise they're just passing on his lives, unfiltered. This didn't use to be a debate. When presidents wanted to address the nation. The broadcast networks said yes once in a while they might try to change the time or the day. There was one occasion in two thousand fourteen when it Brock Obama speech was turned down by the broadcasters. There were lots of really nuanced reasons for that. But for the most part, the president wants to speak, the broadcast networks take it live, but we're in a different age. Now, we're in this age of alternative facts, which make this real conversation. So let's have it now with Indira lock Chaman on just executive editor at the Pulitzer center and the Washington columnist for the Boston Globe and Markle's Schevitz a former NBC news executive who's now the communications school dean at Hofstra university, endearing we're the broadcast networks right to show this live this week. Look, I think it has been a tradition, Brian as you alluded to that when presidents of either party requests time on broadcast networks to speak to the nation about something important that networks have. Quietly discussed it. But have always said, yes, I think the question then becomes is the president speaking to the nation as the head of government, or is the head of a political party to the extent that it becomes partisan, and where he's trying to make a political case, then it becomes a bit more difficult. There's no networks that ever would turn down President Obama talking about we captured Osama bin Laden, but that's completely different from trying to put his party forward as being right in a dispute as we have now with the shutdown. Mark used to be in the room for these discussions at NBC did NBC and the others do the right thing. Brian. I don't think they had much choice. This was the president's first request of this kind for an Oval Office address. It was about a crisis whether self inflicted or not. It's clearly a crisis the government shutdown that said, I wouldn't go so far as Ted Koppel did saying you always have to give the White House. The benefit of the doubt. I'm not sure there's much doubt left here. This White House has made a habit of consistently even casually misleading and deceiving the public and the press and as Indira pointed out what you got here. It was a political speech a recycling of talking points and no new announcements. No new facts, no, new proposals to other points. I'd like to make this is a tradition that goes back decades, and it really stems from time when there was no other way for a president to immediately address the public not Marge other than roadblocking the broadcast networks, that's just not the case anymore. We have cable networks the president demonstrates daily. That Twitter is a powerful weapon to use in communicating with the public so row blocking the networks isn't the only way to do it. And there's the second point..
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"My favorite lifeline was always phone of friend. Right. It was so exciting phone of front, and that's exactly what President Trump did on Saturday night. He called engineering Piero's talk show, and he complained they complained about his opponents. But here's the thing. He called them the dream Peres show. He made some news he made some misstatements. But he knows how powerful he knows how influential Perot is Piero Sean Hannity on FOX. They've been pressuring him to hold the line to demand funding for the border wall to keep the government shutdown. If that's what it takes. Here's a couple of those examples. I am pleading with you. I want the president to hold firm. It's time to build the wall. That's been the message and lately those conservative host of shifted into an anti-democrat message making challenging the Democrats I with regards from the shutdown, but the call Janine Pirro was actually Trump second interview with a friend this week. He also brought Sean Hannity along for his visit to the border in mcallen, Texas, and then chatted with them there. Well, you know, I watched last night. You're not fake news. Actually, your real dues is he there. He was talking about what he was hearing on Hannity show what he learned on Hannity's show, the president can use to learn talking points from Hannity's hour on FOX. And then tweet out the talking points and use them in speeches at even kind of felt like he was using those talking points in that Oval Office address the other day. So who is really guiding this shutdown who's really in charge. I wonder how much responsibility we should assigned to right wing media hosts, let's talk about all of it was CNN senior meteoroid Puerto Oliver Darcy White House put a foot Akot White House reporter or and New York Times correspondent, Katie Rogers. Katie I was going to go to bed last night. But I set up for Janine Piero's interview with the president. What is it like these phone calls past presidents didn't call into talk shows? Well, I mean, it's FOX and friends, right? He needed his friends around him. He's at a precarious point in his presidency. This is the longest government shutdown ever. He. Points out that he's in -sconsin the White House. This is a way for him to continue this call and response that you pointed out with these FOX personalities who give him talking points, you say, well, Mr President shouldn't we have a national emergency. Shouldn't we build the wall? Wouldn't you get the funds this way, and this is an opportunity for the president to go and call it primetime. I don't know if prime time is on Saturday, but. And and to say, you know, I'm doing these things, and I could do these things if I wanted to so he's talking to his friends and the thirty percent of Americans that he cares about is this gonna be the conservative media shut down. I think that he's certainly relied on conservative media in the last twenty four to forty eight hours more heavily than he did earlier on in this shutdown. And that's part of the reason for that. Is he sort of thought he was impervious to the criticism that would come from shutting the government down. When this entire thing began now that people are no longer getting their paychecks. Now that we're hearing some of these heartbreaking stories from furloughed federal workers, it's becoming more and more difficult for him to shape the narrative in a way that is favorable to him. And that's why we're seeing him reach out to people like Janine Pirro bring Hannity along on this border trip. I think in the coming days, we're going to see even more outreach to conservative media in a way that wasn't happening earlier on there was this headline in the post the other day. It says Trump treats the border like a natural disaster. Even dresses, the part I wanted to show some video of this. We took a look at the president responding to her. Hurricanes respond to other disasters and then visiting the border in mcallen, Texas, and you'll see he essentially wears the exact same thing at every appearance. Washington Post is right. He is dressing the part. And yet I'll his his tire is talking about a crisis FIS in the face of what we actually see at the border, right? We have reporting that show that it was pretty tranquil at the border..
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"But from a point of view of strength, and what everybody can see is that he is not acted with Russia from the United States having a strength advantage with Russia, rather he has done what appears to be Putin's goals. He has helped Putin Di stabilize the United States and interfere in the election. No matter whether it was purposeful or not and that is part of what the. Draft of Muller's report. I'm told is to is to be about what fits hand in bluff is both the cover up. And the possibility likelihood, we know there's been collusion. We noticed been collusion by Flynn. We know there's been collusion of some sort by Manafort question is yes, what did the president know? And when did he know it, but also it could be unwitting half winning. That's what we're gonna find out. But the idea that this is just been nine behavior and conduct. There is nothing benign about what the consequences of this have been what the hell happened in Helsinki, Dan, Coats, the director of national television's still does not know what happened at Helsinki because the president is at Washington, a great Washington Post story points out hasn't allowed his aides to know or to say what they know about what happened at Helsinki, and he and his other meetings with. Putin. Why is he so beholden? And you know, it's his son told us years ago. Hey, we do a tremendous amount of business in Russia. It is the source of a huge amount of our family income clearly mowers looking at that. I was watching good Morning America this weekend. And both mornings they lead with snowstorms and scares at malls and other stories and not this. And I just keep wondering if if the public is ill served, if we don't make it really clear, what the stakes of this story are how how can it MAURICE user not lead with this drama. I guess is what I'm saying. I think I think plenty of times we lead with with this drama, and we lead also with what is becoming the looming question over all of this. And even FOX reporters are now asking this question of some of their sources, and that is to Republicans particularly believe that this president is a threat to the national. Security as Bob Woodward's, my colleague Bob Woodward's book demonstrates, and as Mattis McMaster, Kelly, others, Tillerson came to believe that the president of the United States himself is a threat to the security of the United States to the national security never had a situation like this before. And so now we need to be looking at that question. What are Republicans on the hill saying to each other FOX, those FOX reporters know, some of what they're saying just as a P reporters CNN reporters watching him post reporters, we now know that there are more and more questions being asked his the president of the United States is Donald Trump fit to be president of the United States, and what this Muller story, and what the Washington Post story in the New York stock time story reflects is the question of whether he's fit to be the president as does the government shutdown. There's a question of. Competent. We do not have an effective governance from the White House right now, we have chaos misinformation disinformation lying and never before has line by we've looked Nixon live Nixon lied to further the cover up. He was a criminal president but throughout his presidency. Nixon did not lie about virtually everything of importance. We have and Fox News reporters know this too. We have a president of the United States who lies. It sounds jar of when I say this and one of the problems we have is reporters is that. It's so unique to be saying these things that sound jarred of win. In fact, their base on hard repertory. Contextual fact, it's it's sad. But it's true. And we've got to stay with what's true Karl thank you so much for taking us off this morning much more ahead, including this question. Who's really in charge? The president or is conservative media boosters, we're gonna analyze his call to Janine Piero right after this. You know, what smart kicking off twenty nineteen by planning out, which rolls you need to hire. For and you can start by.
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"But be open minded, I I mean, the previously unthinkable has become not just thinkable. But it's being talked about all over TV. The FBI opened up an investigation into the president of the United States to see whether or not he was working on behalf of Russia. My reaction, I Peter it's remarkable sentence that you just read on national television remarkable to think that the president of the United States would be the subject of a counterintelligence investigation. You have to take a moment to digest. Yes. Let's take a moment. Let's take more than a moment to digest this. Let's not let this story. Just breeze by like everything else in the news cycle. These days the US president possibly working for the Russians possibly an unwitting pawn something the FBI was investigating. Why are these leaks happening? And why are they happening now? What does Robert Muller? No. How much longer will? We all have to wait for answers. Let's ask CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein. He's here with me in New York. This morning, Carl I'm I'm a little frustrated by by how long this is all taking I think Rudy Giuliani Giuliani has a point when he says come on. Let's see the evidence at some point. Don't the American people deserve these answers sooner rather than later. I think you'd have to wait until the end of a very deliberative investigations Muller is making and what we know what that Washington Post story. And the New York Times story show is that Muller is operating as has been members of the president's own national security, deep Mattis among others, some people who are still there some who have left that. Indeed, he has become a pawn of the Russians now whether that is a winning pawn and unwitting pawn a half winning pond that is something that perhaps molars. Report will tell us because one of the things mother is doing is that he is looking at the obstruction the obstruction of Justice by the president of the United States that that seems to be a parent, and whether the obstruction itself has furthered Putin's aims in becomes part of some kind of collusive notion UT this up on Wednesday. I notice this on interesting Cooper so Wednesday night, you teed up. This exact point that the post and the times are now making let's play that clip. I from Wednesday night. There's been an obstruction of Justice. There's no question about that. No question about the president's involvement in that obstruction. One of the questions Muller is trying to answer. I believe is whether that obstruction itself furthered the interest of the Russians, bingo, you said the obstruction is not separate from the collusion question. These investigations are linked exactly what these newspapers are signaling this weekend. So how'd you know that where is this coming from? Well, first of all the New York Times in Washington Post were more advanced on the story than I was. But I did know something and part of what I know comes from lawyers of some of the other defendants in this matter who have appeared before Muller, including members of the joint defense team, which collaborates with the White House, and those lawyers believe the president has been lying at every turn about his relationship with Russia about. Those of his aides look lettuce look at all the lives. Follow the money. Follow the lies. They are all mostly and most vehemently about Russia. Whether we're talking about Flynn, Trump, his son Kushner back to lying about questions having to do with Russia about what happened at the Trump Tower meeting the president of the United States drafts. A totally false statement about what happened at that meeting that his son was at look you set it up, right? We don't know the answers. But what we do know is that Donald Trump has tried to convince us that unless there is some kind of smoking gun. We're recording of him in the room with Putin saying yes, flatter Mer. I'll do bidding there's been quote. No collusion. That's nonsense. What this counterintelligence investigation was about unprecedented. The FBI and this is not about the deep state. This is about the most. Serious counter intelligence people we have in the US government saying oh my God. The president's words in action lead us to conclude that somehow he has become a winning unwitting or half winning pond, certainly in some regards to Vladimir Putin. Look Trump keeps going back to the idea we need better relations with Russia could be he could. Well, be right..
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"And this is reliable sources our Wigan look at the story behind the story of how the media really works. How the news gets made. Now all of us can help make it better this hour, the Trump show in prime time. So it is pro wall speaks at the given wall to wall coverage we're gonna get into that. Plus what's going to happen at CBS news now that Susan's Rynski is taking the helm and overdone BC? Megan Kelly officially out of the peacock network where we'll see land next lots to get to the verse. This thought about the news cycle where the news is not just a rough draft of history. As many often say, it's a woefully incomplete. Rough draft sometimes the most important facts, the single most important details are not filled in until years later, sometimes the secrets are buried so deep in other times with staring us all right in the faces. Just so. So uncomfortable that we try to look the other way all of this is my way of asking what will the final draft say about President Trump? We know what the incomplete rough draft says it says there's something very fishy between Trump and bottom of Putin people been asking for months for years. What does Putin have on Trump has trumping compromised, especially after the Helsinki summit, journalists and experts looked at Trump's behavior and said, they saw something strange something sinister now come these back to back New York Times and Washington Post stories the times revealing to the FBI opened a counterintelligence inquiry in may two thousand seventeen to see whether Trump was secretly working for Russia. Maybe they thought maybe he was knowingly working on Russia's behalf or maybe he just unwittingly fallen under Moscow's influence. So that's the times the post twenty two hours later reported. The Trump is quote gone to extrordinary length. To conceal the details of his conversations with Putin keeping his own aides in the dark and at one point taking his own interpreters notes Trump when given a chance to flatly deny anything untoward. He skipped the opportunity. Are you now or have you ever worked for Russia? Mr president. I think is the most insulting thing I've ever been asked. I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written. That is not a no. The Trump went on. Let's listen to more what he said next. And if you read the article you'd see that they found absolutely nothing. But the the headline of that article it's called the failing New York Times for a reason thriving New York Times did not report that they found up. Silly nothing. What the times actually said was quote, no evidence has emerged publicly the Mr. Trump was secretly in contact with or took direction from Russian government officials publicly they may out found nothing. The government officials may have found nothing at all. Or they may have found a lot. But it hasn't been made public. We don't know. This is what I mean when I say that the news is a woefully incomplete draft of history. Journalists are trying their best to get to the bottom of this journalists and commentators try to fill in the holes with speculation and conjecture and all types of theories, but we do not have answers to the pressing questions posed by these two huge newspaper stories. Sometimes I think about just how little we know in the moment when we're covering stories like this. I think back to the RNC convention running into Paul Manafort sizing him up quizzing him about Trump. And now now that he's in solitary confinement somewhere in Virginia. I think about all the secrets he was keeping the crimes and the cover-ups. And how there was so so much we didn't know back then we didn't know the actual story that was right underneath. Yes. There were suspicions at the time. But the story was incomplete and the same thing is true with Michael Cohen. He sat right here on this set defending Trump on this program and lots of others. We we texted over the years, but not about what really mattered, but really mattered. We're his secrets and his lies. And of course, now he's about to go off to prison and prosecutors say Cohen acted at Trump's direction. These these stories they are they are the rough draft. But sometimes the most important parts of the story are known for years, and sometimes all we can do in the media is asked the right questions, stay skeptical..
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"And we're back now on the reliable sources podcast on your host, Brian Stelter? And I'm talking with Randy freer. He's the CEO of Hulu one of the biggest streaming websites on the planet. I asked him about his rivals you been mentioning Netflix. And some of these other rivals. When we say, Hulu is at twenty five million subscribers that sounds really big until we compare it to Netflix. And I wonder first of all if you dread the questions about an afflicts and second how you avoid feeling like you're in a shadow that Netflix casts over the industry. The good news in that is Netflix is and has been a leader in this done a really excellent job at leading that process. So it's we'd much rather. Follow a great company. That's doing interesting things. Then follow something that's messy. So we've been able to as I said row with current and they're still out ahead of this race on on some level. So that's been okay. And from a consumer standpoint, we don't think it actually will end up being choice between Netflix, and who we think that on one level. I think people win when they wake up and go, so wait a minute. I can get I can get Hulu on demand and live. I can make choice of with or without ad and net flicks. Right. And I get that for let's call it sixty dollars. And I have all the television ever made that sounds like a pretty good bargain versus what was previously. Let's pay one hundred dollars have. Five hundred channels. Let me see if I can navigate what's on. I can't really figure out how to use the on demand. So I think the next few years it into the next decade. You know, it's going to be all about how you serve consumers in a way that makes sense. And I don't think there's going to be one single choice. So yes, we compete with everyone for time and for customers, but at the same time, I think the, you know, the general industry there's gonna be more than one winner. Here's none zero sub game some game in the process. Of course, that brings us to CNN's parent Warner media and Disney planning these big streaming services for later this year right now Warner media owns ten percent of Hulu and Disney owns thirty percent. And through the pending Disney FOX deal Disney will acquire another thirty percent of holy sixty percent of on do. We know what that's gonna look like. I mean, do we know what? Disney plans to do when it owns sixty percent of your site today. I don't have any insight as to what? Going to change or how they're thinking about what that looks like everything that we've been led to believe, and we've been told that we're gonna continue to operate, and we'll have responsibility store other minority shareholders. So that we make sure that we do that. So they've been super supportive all of our owners have been supportive of our investments, they want to invest more. They wanna grow faster they want to do more. So I think we're in really good shape as it relates to our position in the industry and our position for however are ownership ends up changing, percentage wise, and there's been talking about one or media selling its ten percent stake. I worked there. I don't know. What's going to happen? Do you know, do you know, I'll let no know I don't know what's going to happen. I think I think you know, AT and T mentioned in their analysts day that they were willing to sell. We are. No, we don't have any conversations going on with him at this point in time. But we'll see what the future holds. And how do you view one or media's plans and Disney's plans to launch Disney? Plus and heaven knows how many other streaming services are out there that are that are going to launch. I know that it's on zero sum game. But people aren't going to pay for twentieth. Are they what's the what's the ceiling on this world? Yeah. I don't know what the ceiling is. Here's what what I believe in. What I think I think Hulu is in an excellent position to be the base and foundation for somebody's choice of TV in the home, and then like HBO.
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"And welcome back to the reliable sources podcast and Brian Stelter here with Connie Schultz, the columnist and journalism professor who is married to Senator Sherrod Brown cutting. Thanks for joining me again. I wanna talk to you about the way some of the twenty twentieth. Speculations already happening some of the stories about possible. Tender's you've been outspoken about some some of the way these stories are being framed, you know, big picture view of this when reporters right about democratic candidates are there certain misnomers or or misconceptions that come up again. And again, I know all about the rights criticism of the press, but there's Chris from the left as well. And I wonder if you have critiques of how Dem's are covered by the mainstream media. Well, I certainly. I what I worry about is. We're going to do what we did in fifteen sixteen. I remember being on a panel discussion led by Chuck Todd in Cleveland the day before the first Republican debate in Cleveland. Remember that beckoned fifteen and Trump was the big joke. But everybody wanted to talk about Trump, and I was getting a little frustrated because I'm in the battleground state of Ohio, we've got John casick who suddenly everybody's describing as a moderate. I covered them for years. And I knew it wasn't a moderate. And and I felt like that the narrative was getting away from us pretty quickly. And it was going to be all Trump all the time. I'm not blaming the media solely for what happened in terms of elevating Donald Trump in the minds of voters, but we certainly were engaged in that at a level. I'd never seen before. And for me the crux of it for me came when I was invited to be on a show on MSNBC during that year. And I I'm very fond of many people there. They were in Cleveland. Could I come on the show could we so we are at a coffee shop waited the entire hour because they cited to go and cover dot. Trump's speech live just a candidate speech in the middle of the day, the whole thing and the the host was frustrated. I was certainly frustrated was a waste of my time. I never went on. And it wasn't about me getting airtime. I don't I tend to say no more often than yes to television. But what worried me as well of MSNBC is doing this. I can only imagine what it's looking like over at FOX. We got really Namur of this quotable nonsense that was that he was engaging in. And I don't think we saw how could get away from us. And once and I do think there was a lot of series coverage of him before the election. But we that ball was already so big and as a bolder in it's rolling down the hill. And we're trying to stop and say way shove that aside. Here's what we ought to be looking at it. And I think it was too late for a lot of it. I'd like to not do that. Again. I'd like us in this would like it to be not first of all every time. Donald Trump wants to insult somebody's intelligence or appearance, or you know, this is all coming. Can we do more? It's a fact he said it we. To cover him. I really do believe that. But we also have responsibility to try to focus more on issues. I know we say this every presidential campaign, Brian. But if we have not learned that lesson from sixteen and I worry when we have for example, the coverage about comparing Elizabeth Warren, for example to Hillary Clinton right away. Why because they're the females that that's not a reason to to meet be comparing them. And fortunately, a lot of reporters who have covered both of them started pushing back on Twitter when that political headline came out the idea that Trump sucked up all the oxygen in two thousand sixteen. I do wonder if that's going to be repeated. Now, I wonder if he's going to be able to frame the democratic race, for example by attacking Warren or attacking others. Then too often the story becomes Trump insults or Trump is in a feud with blink. When in fact, they're not feuding, Trump assistant salting them. Right. And I think that way down in the story. You can say with the latest insult. He's got. Right. I don't think we should ignore it. But but I think, but also frankly, I was just ask yesterday by somebody who was she was doing a store and she wanted to know what is our role in candidates, helping them get their message out..