The Corporate Media Is Still Failing Us
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FEATURING KATRINA VANDEN HUEVEL – Three CNN journalists have resigned in the wake of a retracted news story about links between a Trump advisor and Russian business interests. Earlier this week CNN ran a story about a congressional investigation into Anthony Scaramucci, which quickly came under question before the network pulled it.
President Trump has declared the US media, “the enemy of the people,” and many journalists have taken the charge seriously and pushed back delivering in-depth coverage of the inner workings of the White House, and covered the hearings on the Trump administration’s links to Russia. But is it enough?
In a recent column for the Washington Post, publisher and editor of The Nation magazine Katrina vanden Huevel wrote, “the mainstream media’s prevailing focus on palace intrigue and White House scandals has come at the expense of substantive policy coverage.”
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Katrina vanden Huevel, publisher and editor of The Nation magazine, columnist for the WashingtonPost.com. She is a widely respected commentator and expert who has won numerous awards and sits on the boards of a number of progressive organizations. She is also the author of The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in The Age of Obama; Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover; and co-editor of Taking Back America—And Taking Down The Radical Right.