On The Kicker this week, I’m joined by CJR’s David Uberti, Christie Chisholm, and Shelley Hepworth to discuss some criticism we received for inviting Breitbart Economics Editor John Carney to our conference on Covering Trump. Did his inclusion add a valuable perspective? Or did we play a role in legitimizing a website that has trafficked in racism, misogyny, and white nationalism?
Then we turn to Hollywood, where a new movie about the Pentagon Papers—directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks—has just been announced. We talk about the depiction of women journalists on screen, as well as the checkered history of movies about the media industry.
- “Breitbart editor slams mainstream media in Pulitzer Hall” by David Uberti, CJR
- “Breitbart editor to media: Do your staffers ‘sympathize’ with Trump’s worldview?” by Erik Wemple, The Washington Post
- “Covering Trump Conference on Journalism, Politics, and Fake News” by Shelley Hepworth, CJR
- “Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep Team For Pentagon Papers Drama ‘The Post’” by Mike Fleming Jr., Deadline