WATCH: Plugging Leaks; Riot or Rebellion?; Host Meltdown; Rants & Raves

July 28, 2017

Plugging Leaks | It’s an enduring practice: People in the know like to tell. And it’s been a long simmering frustration for White House administrations over the decades – he Washington press corps thrives on leaks. But we’ve never seen anything quite like what happened this week.

Riot or Rebellion? | It’s been a long-running debate in journalism circles: When to use the term civil unrest versus the more pejorative “riot.” The issue resurfaced this month because of the 50th anniversary of the Detroit riots - a riot based in civil injustice.

Host Meltdown | There’s been a lot of media coverage lately asking whether Boston is racist—and if so, just how bad it is. A recent article by DigBoston focused on the Red Sox history and sports-talk station WEEI – prompting an outburst from one of its biggest names on the airwaves.

Rants & Raves | A review of the week in media


On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, host Emily Rooney is joined by Adam Reilly of WGBH News, Josh Benton of the Neiman Journalism Lab, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.

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