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In a speech to the nation today, Russian President Vladimir Putin called again for new relations with the United States. "We aren't and never have been looking for enemies," he said, "We need friends," adding that cooperation with the US meets the interests of the whole world. But David Filipov, Moscow Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, says that behind Putin's words it's not all sweetness and light.
One lesson from Donald Trump's "upset" victory is that the mainstream media's "conventional wisdom" has lost its credibility. Trump was covered more as a celebrity than a real candidate — and he's still getting massive attention for tweets, even when they're not based on reality. But the media are now so diverse that it's hard to find any consensus on what's real and what's not. So, what's next for traditional journalism? We talk with reporters from inside and outside the bi-coastal "mainstream" bubble. How do you cover a President who has direct access to the American public?
Ken Stern, Palisades Media Ventures (@kenpstern)
David Yepsen, journalist (@DavidYepsen)
Michael Patrick Lynch, University of Connecticut (@Plural_truth)
Francis "Frank" Buckley, George Mason University (@fbuckley)
United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (Smith-Mundt Act)
Noam Chomsky's 'Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media'
Stern on his descent in right-wing media vortex
Lynch's 'Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data'
Lynch on fake news and the Internet shell game
150 academics for Trump
F. H. Buckley
Donald Trump celebrates his first "deal" as president-elect.
When Carrier Air Conditioner announced early this year than 2100 jobs would be moving from Indiana to Mexico, Donald Trump promised that he’d either punish Carrier or prevent that from happening. Today, he and his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, are at the factory in Indiana claiming a victory. One thousand jobs won’t be going to Mexico after all. But Carrier and its parent company will send 1300 out of Indiana while getting a state tax break. Tim Carney, senior political columnist for the Washington Examiner and visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, says the corporate handout could backfire.
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