WATCH: Ailing Legacy; Justice for Journalists; Guarding Secrets; Feeding the Beast

May 19, 2017

Ailing Legacy - Last June, former Fox News chief Roger Ailes was riding high, presiding over the number one cable news network, needling his good friend Donald Trump and successfully swatting away allegations of sexual assault. That all ended in July, leaving Ailes this week to die an ignominious death.

Justice for Journalists - We've talked repeatedly about President Trump's hostility to the media but this week, the New York Times revealed that antipathy might go further than any of us thought.

Guarding Secrets - The headline that Donald Trump shared highly sensitive intelligence with Russian officials may have gotten buried under this week’s avalanche of news. But for a brief 24 hours, a debate erupted within the media about how the story was disclosed, and whether intelligence sources and methods had been compromised.

Feeding the Beast - For those who think grassy-knollers only live in the dark corners of the internet, you might be surprised to learn that conspiracy theories are alive in the mainstream media too. The latest posits that a murdered DNC staffer was the real culprit behind the Wikileaks email dump.

Rants & Raves - A review of the week in media

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily is joined by Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University, Callie Crossley and Adam Reilly of WGBH News and former White House correspondent for CNN Dan Lothian.


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