Brian Stelter talks with Oliver Darcy and Amanda Carpenter about right-wing media narratives involving Dr. Anthony Fauci, VP Kamala Harris, and critical race theory. They discuss the difference between fair criticism and unfair demonization.
Brian Stelter asks CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist what he wants to hear at an upcoming meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland. Feist says news execs want more specifics about Trump-era spying and more protections for journalists doing their jobs. “The most important goal,” he says, “is to prevent this from happening in the future, not just by the Biden administration, but by future administrations.”
Brian Stelter talks with two people who participated in The AP’s meeting with Israeli officials about the mid-May airstrike on a building housing the newswire’s office in Gaza: Ian Phillips of The AP and Ruth Eglash, chief of communications for the Israeli ambassador’s office.
Brian Stelter asks if the Biden administration’s review of Syria policy could provide an opening to secure journalist Austin Tice’s freedom. Michael Holtzman says “Bashir al-Assad has a moment in which he can establish confidence with the U.S. by connecting with the American people in a very direct and personal way by returning one of our missing children to their family.”
Newly released footage from January 6 shows a supporter of former President Donald Trump taunting, stalking and punching law enforcement outside the US Capitol – the latest release of up-close video of rioters who have been charged with assaulting police.
U.S. Senate Democrats scrambled to unite around a sweeping election reform bill they hope to begin debating next week, in the face of Republican opposition and moves by several states to pass laws placing new restrictions on voting. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Lin-Manuel Miranda explains why he removed a reference to Donald Trump from the song 96,000 in his new film In The Heights. Writer Quiara Alegria Hudes also explains how the film took the opportunity to address contemporary anti-immigrant sentiment.
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William Braddock, a Republican congressional candidate in Florida, can reportedly be heard threatening the life of political rival Anna Paulina Luna, according to a secret phone call recording exclusively obtained by Politico. CNN’s Leyla Santiago has more.
Susan Glasser and Brian Stelter discuss the connections between bogus claims about the election and erroneous info about coronavirus. She says Donald Trump’s supporters are “the most resistant to basic factual arguments and information about why the vaccine is safe and necessary for public health.” David Zurawik joins the conversation.