Physicians on the air

The president has COVID-19, but the White House has failed to provide reliable information about his condition. To fill the gap, journalists have turned to doctors.

On this week’s Kicker, Dr. Christopher Tedeschi, an emergency medicine specialist and professor at NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR, track how our framing can change a medical question into a political question and ask where we should draw the line.

CJR · Physicians on the air

SHOW NOTES

Doctors must agree not to speculate on illnesses like Trump’s, Christopher Tedeschi, CJR

Journalism must show Trump as he is, not seek normalcy, Kyle Pope, CJR

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Amanda Darrach is a contributor to CJR and a visiting scholar at the University of St Andrews School of International Relations. Follow her on Twitter @thedarrach.