April Ryan argues that “entertainment” content on Fox News has deadly consequences, citing the Capitol riot. David Zurawik highlights how Lachlan Murdoch described Fox as the “loyal opposition” to Biden and says the network should be evaluated as a “political tool,” not news.
Brian Stelter discusses the future of the Murdoch media empire with Diana Falzone of The Daily Beast, Sarah Ellison of The Washington Post and Oliver Darcy of CNN. Stelter brings up Lachlan Murdoch’s admission that Fox News is the “loyal opposition” to Biden and recent news reports about succession drama at Fox Corp.
The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 21 as US president Joe Biden said the entire country must confront hatred following ex-police officer Derek Chauvin's conviction for the killing of George Floyd.
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The Minnesota governor is vowing to implement changes after members of the media were mistreated and wrongfully arrested in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Brian Stelter recaps the recent incidents and talks with two CNN correspondents, Miguel Marquez and Sara Sidner, about navigating tense situations during the unrest.
Brian Stelter says newsroom leaders are concentrating on three “s’s” in their roles: streaming, subscriptions, and standards. CNN’s Oliver Darcy raises a concern that “quality news is more and more being moved behind paywalls” while lower-quality and hyper-partisan sources remain free.
While Tucker Carlson cynically asks questions about safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines, Fox Corp boss Rupert Murdoch has already been vaccinated, Brian Stelter points out. And while Fox personalities decry pandemic restrictions, Fox Corp just extended its work-from-home timeline.