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.
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
The White House wages war on transparency: Trump’s health edition, Jon Allsop, CJR