Brian Stelter says any change in tune about vaccines was subtle and short-lived on Fox. “What you see in right wing media is this general anti-vaccine rhetoric,” Oliver Darcy says, even though the vaccines were developed while Donald Trump was president.
Brian Stelter says Donald Trump’s continued promotion of the Big Lie makes sense “when viewed through the prism of narcissism.” He also points out that political reporters are becoming more explicit about describing Trump’s “delusions.”
“Preventable” author Andy Slavitt talks with Brian Stelter about what the news coverage of the Delta variant is neglecting to note. Stelter asks if some of the coverage is “fear-mongering” given that the risk to vaccinated Americans is low.
Brian Stelter says news coverage sometimes misses the nuances of Covid-19 risks, like the fact that the current surge in cases is “very unevenly distributed.” He says “we all have to think more like risk calculators” when covering and dealing with Covid.”
American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson, expected to be one of the biggest draws at the Tokyo Olympics, will miss the 100 meters at the Games after accepting a one-month ban for testing positive for cannabis during her U.S. trials victory in June. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Longtime GOP pollster Frank Luntz, who is working unofficially with the Biden administration, tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper the one thing the President must do to combat vaccine hesitancy is to invite Donald Trump to the White House.
Carol Leonnig, a co-author of the book “I Alone Can Fix It,” describes how former President Donald Trump reacted while he was watching the January 6 Capitol riot unfold on TV from inside the White House.