Catherine Rampell on covering the "economic coma" caused by the coronavirus
As the coronavirus pandemic worsens and the job market collapses, Washington Post opinion columnist Catherine Rampell talks about the "deficit in economic, business, quantitative fluency within the media" and identifies some tips to ensure journalists "are sufficiently informed to be able to push back when they're being spun" by political leaders. Rampell also dismisses the claims about a "trade-off between what we need to do to save lives, and what we need to do to salvage the economy... That's just not true."
March 29, 2020: Stephen King, Maggie Haberman, Hasan Minhaj dissect media coverage of a '50-state disaster;' front pages report rising death toll; doctors harness social media to alert the public
Plus... Amazon's Jay Carney on helping people stay connected... The New Yorker's David Remnick on federal leadership failures... and the Fox News presidency takes a dangerous turn. Maggie Haberman, Esther Choo, S.E. Cupp, Jay Carney, Stephen King, Hasan Minhaj and David Remnick join Brian Stelter.
Garrett Graff on the 'collective experience' of Covid-19, the media coverage, and Trump's disinformation
"We are living through a united, national moment," Garrett Graff says, likening the pandemic to WWII and 9/11. Despite the "paucity of national inspirational leadership," Graff highlights how "much of the nation's response has been driven by individuals at the local level." Graff also tells Brian Stelter about his decision to compile an "oral history" about the coronavirus crisis. He says the project is vital because "we're all losing track of time... We're all stuck in a weird 'Groundhog Day' loop that is causing us to really lose sight of the momentousness of the changes in our lives."
March 22, 2020: Dan Rather and Carl Bernstein on leadership in crisis; AT&T CEO on keeping America connected during the coronavirus shutdown; three top editors on the state of the news business
Plus... Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos on Hollywood's production halt; Julie Roginsky and Max Boot on Fox's U-turn; and much more. Jeffrey Goldberg, Sally Buzbee, Matt Murray, Dan Rather, Carl Bernstein, Julie Roginsky, Max Boot, Ted Sarandos and Randall Stephenson join Brian Stelter.
Andrew Rossi on "After Truth," a new HBO documentary about the disinformation age
Brian Stelter, executive producer of "After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News," shares a preview of the film and speaks with director Andrew Rossi about the real-world consequences of disinformation. Stelter and Rossi dissect "several case studies from 2015 to 2018" in the film, from the Jade Helm conspiracy theory to "Pizzagate." They discuss their decision to focus on the "victims" and "perpetrators" of false news. Rossi explains, "You have people who are pushing the false stories, and then you have people who are the subject of them and are actually victims, and they are suffering a cost."