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May 24, 2021
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“The AP Bows to the Right-Wing Mob.”

In This Episode

Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda confronts the reality of a broken Congress, the Associated Press sets off a controversy over objectivity in journalism after firing a reporter for her tweets, and New York political reporter Jeff Coltin talks to Jon Lovett about the upcoming New York City mayoral race.

 

Show Notes

 

BIDEN’S BIG TICKET AGENDA ITEMS

  • NYT: As Talks Bog Down, Hopes for Bipartisan Deals on Biden’s Priorities Dim 
  • WaPo: Biden’s big agenda is imperiled as his priorities stall in Congress and a debt fight looms 
  • CNN: Key progressive initiatives stall in Congress as some on the left urge Biden to go bold, and go alone 
  • CNN: White House drops price tag of infrastructure proposal in counteroffer to GOP lawmakers but wide divide remains 
  • WSJ: Democrats Lower Their Sights on Healthcare Changes 
  • WSJ: Biden Administration Extends Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act
  • Politico: Biden will host the Floyd family but will miss his police reform deadline 
  • WaPo: Policing deal remains out of reach on Capitol Hill as the anniversary of George Floyd’s death approaches 
  • CNN: Democrats searching for a path forward on stalled voting rights bill 
  • Vox: Joe Manchin’s surprisingly bold proposal to fix America’s voting rights problem 
  • NYT: Schumer Readies Plan B to Push Immigration Changes Unilaterally 
  • CNBC: Democrats introduce sweeping immigration bill with 8-year pathway to citizenship 
  • CNN: Hope fades for a bipartisan deal on gun background checks, key Democratic negotiator says 
  • NPR: Here’s What The New Hate Crimes Law Aims To Do As Attacks On Asian Americans Rise 

 

THE ETHICS OF JOURNALISM 

  • BUZZFEED: AP Fires Staffer Emily Wilder 
  • NY Mag: Who Is the Media Really For? 
  • THE GUARDIAN: Outcry After AP Journalist Fired
  • WaPo: Washington Post reverses prohibition on reporter from writing about sexual assault
  • Guardian: Why did the Washington Post ban a sexual assault survivor from reporting on rape?
  • BIZ INSIDER: Chris Cuomo Apologizes to his CNN colleagues on-air over news he coached his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, through sexual-harassment allegations
  • THE GUARDIAN: What is at stake with Nikole Hannah-Jones being denied tenure
  • Vanity Fair: OUSTED AP JOURNALIST SAYS SHE WAS “HUNG OUT TO DRY” BY THE NEWS AGENCY
  • WaPo Op-Ed: Opinion: Hey conservatives, this is why liberals don’t believe you care about free speech 
  • Washington Monthly: The Left Must Shift From Media Criticism to Social Media Criticism
  • NPR: Who Is The Media For? Journalist Sarah Jones On Ethics In The Industry
  • New Republic: Will Israel’s Bombing of the AP Expose the Fake Neutrality of the U.S. Media’s Coverage?
  • The Wrap: Brian Stelter Suggests CNN’s Chris Cuomo Should Take Leave of Absence
  • Poynter: Chris Cuomo’s advice to Gov. Andrew Cuomo crosses a journalistic line – In a major conflict of interest, the CNN news anchor advised his brother and his staff on how to respond to sexual harassment allegations.
  • The Atlantic: Why Conservatives Want to Cancel the 1619 Project Objections to the appointment of Nikole Hannah-Jones to an academic chair are the latest instance of conservatives using the state to suppress ideas they consider dangerous.
  • The Atlantic: A Culture of Free Speech Protects Everyone
  • Vanity Fair: “AN EMBARRASSMENT”: DID CONSERVATIVES BULLY UNC INTO STRIPPING NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES’S TENURE?
  • CNN: Rick Santorum departs CNN after criticism of Native American comments
  • AP: CNN cuts ties with Rick Santorum over disparaging comments

 

NEW YORK MAYORAL RACE

  • NYT: These 8 Democrats Want to Be Mayor of New York City. We Have Questions. 
  • NYT: Mapping New York City’s Mayoral Campaign Money 
  • Politico: NYC Mayor Money Tracker 
  • NYT: Who Wants to Be Mayor of New York City? 
  • Politico: MAGA world is in love with the New York mayor’s race 
  • The New Yorker: Policing Politics Takes Over the New York City Mayoral Race 
  • Vanity Fair: “There’s a real divide”: shifting politics over Israel is reverberating in the New York mayor’s race
  • The Rolling Stone: The New York City Mayoral Race Has Been Weird. Here’s What You Need to Know
  • NYT: Andrew Yang, Looking for Endorsement, Offends Gay Democratic Club 
  • Teen Vogue: Andrew Yang Is Leading the New York City Mayor’s Race, But His Policies Are Off Base 
  • NYT: N.Y.C. Mayoral Candidates Agree on This: No More Virtual Debates 
  • NYT: Candidates Clash Over Future of New York in First Mayoral Debate
  • Intelligencer: The New York Mayoral Race Has Become a Zoom Hell 
  • NYT: How Does Ranked-Choice Voting Work in New York? 
  • City&State: What if the next mayor finished second? 

 

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