From Body-Slamming to Briefing Room Bickering: A Look at the Media-Government Relationship

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at 9:00 AM
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily White House press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House March 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

It's been a rocky few months for journalists. Soon after taking office, President Trump repeatedly called the media "the enemy of the American people," and his advisor Steve Bannon said the media were the Administration's "opposition party." And on Wednesday, the rift between politicians and the press turned violent as Montana Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte body-slammed a reporter for asking about the cost of the GOP health care bill. In this hour we discuss the state of the relationship between the government and the media.

Guests:
Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor, On the Media; author, 'The Trouble With Reality'

David French, senior fellow, National Review Institute;writer, National Review

Tom Rosenstiel, executive director, American Press Institute

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