Alabama Media Group state political columnist Kyle Whitmire says the Republican party has created a distorted reality, giving Alabamians a "license to disbelieve things that they don't want to be true."
Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein says "people are looking for information that reinforces what they already believe" instead of the truth and discusses a reporting mistake he made while covering Watergate.
The Atlantic senior editor David Frum and journalist Carl Bernstein discuss why people should still trust the media given recent mistakes. Frum says "mistakes are precisely the reason that people should trust the media" because "it's the process of bringing truth to light."
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) speaks with CNN's Brian Stelter about Russia's decision to label nine American-backed media outlets in Russia as foreign agents and the upcoming vote to roll-back net neutrality.
CNN senior political commentator David Axelrod discusses the recent NYT report revealing President Trump's daily TV routine and what he's learned about the podcast world through hosting "The Axe Files," soon to be at 200 episodes.
Oliver Darcy, Jeff Greenfield and April Ryan discuss ABC's bungled Brian Ross report about Michael Flynn. Greenfield says Ross handed critics a sword. "This is exactly what Trump and his allies want to say: 'No matter what you hear on mainstream media, it's fake. They're doing it to hurt us.'"
Trump's retweets of anti-Muslim videos caused the State Department to be concerned about possible targeting of American embassies in the Middle East. CNN's Brian Stelter discusses this with Jeff Greenfield and Brian Karem. The panel also discusses questions about Trump's stability.
What will NBC find as it reviews the Matt Lauer allegations? Will more accusers come forward? What's next for morning TV? Brian Stelter talks with CNN's Hadas Gold, The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie and Vanity Fair's Sarah Ellison.
Some journalists didn't receive an invitation to attend the holiday party. Some CNN staffers did, but the network decided to skip it. April Ryan and Brian Karem talk with Brian Stelter about why they were excluded.