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    James Murdoch's $1 million donation to ADL

    Was 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch's criticism of President Trump and contribution to the ADL just a PR move? Brian Stelter and Tanzina Vega discuss the disconnect between the CEO's action and Fox News Channel's coverage.
  • Bernstein urges reporters to question GOP

    Carl Bernstein says concerns about President Trump's fitness for office -- privately expressed by prominent Republicans -- are "an important, crucial, dangerous story that reporters need to start making their business."
  • WASHINGTON - MAY 31:  The exterior view of the south side of the White House is seen May 31, 2005 in Washington, DC. Vanity Fair Magazine reported that former FBI official W. Mark Felt claimed himself was ?Deep Throat,? the anonymous source who provided information to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward?s famous Watergate investigation report that led to the former President Richard Nixon's resignation.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    What happens to governing if POTUS is unfit?

    Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley says we are witnessing "the ramifications of what having a sick man in the White House means," which puts the government in the position of having to run "almost around the President."
  • Staff members look on during a press conference at Trump Tower on Tuesday, August 15.

    Behind the scenes at 'both sides' presser

    AP White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire describes the "sense of surprise" as Trump took questions last Tuesday. A Trump aide's mouth "literally dropped," Lemire told Brian Stelter. He also notes there has been relative silence from the White House since then.
  • Flanked by Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, US President Donald Trump delivers remarks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists.

    Press overreacting to Trump's terrible week?

    Brian Stelter asks about the potential for an overreaction from the news media. Carl Bernstein says reporting, not opining, should drive coverage, while calling the current political moment "unprecedented." He said Trump's conduct begs the question of whether it is "time for the President to be urged to leave office."
  • White House chief strategist Steve Bannon steps off Air Force One as he arrives Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Bannon was with President Donald Trump and they were in Florida meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    How will Steve Bannon weaponize Breitbart?

    Will Steve Bannon expand Breitbart? Maybe even launch a TV network? Bannon biographer Joshua Green says the former Trump strategist wants to "go global" with Breitbart's brand of nationalism.
  • Newsrooms missing the mark on race coverage?

    Race is too often treated "like a trend" rather than "something that people live," CNN's Tanzina Vega says. The NYT's Nikole Hannah-Jones describes some of the barriers to better, more thorough coverage of race issues, including framing by journalists and lack of understanding by newsroom leaders.
  • White Supremacists encircle counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Va., USA on August 11, 2017. (Photo by Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Sabato: Marchers sought 'media attention'

    UVA Center for Politics director Larry Sabato, who lives on the UVA campus, says Friday's protests by torch-bearing white nationalists were "the most disturbing, nauseating thing" he has "ever witnessed there." Sabato said the protesters attacked counter-protesters to get "a lot of media attention."
  • White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they enter Lee Park during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. After clashes with anti-fascist protesters and police the rally was declared an unlawful gathering and people were forced out of Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed.

    Coverage of violent protests should be 'smart'

    Is media sunlight really the best disinfectant for racism? NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik says that journalists have an obligation to cover protests like the one in Charlottesville, but he urges "subtle distinctions and smart choices" in the coverage.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16:  U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters during a news conference announcing Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The announcement comes a day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Trump pledges to hold a press conference

    "The president took more questions this week than he had taken in months," CNN White House reporter Kaitlan Collins says. Will he follow through on plans for a "pretty big press conference" on Monday?

 

    Brian Stelter

    Brian Stelter

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    Brian Stelter is the host of "Reliable Sources" and the senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide.