On this week’s episode, Pete talks with Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the conviction of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The two Reuters reporters were sentenced to seven year in prison after helping expose atrocities in Myanmar. Then, CJR Editor and Publisher Kyle Pope joins to discuss the reaction to Bob Woodward’s upcoming book, Fear: Trump in the White House. They discuss why books do a better job of capturing Trump’s Washington than daily political reporting, and what we can expect from the reactions to Woodward’s work.
- A travesty in Myanmar by Pete Vernon, CJR
- Defending jailed journalists in Myanmar, with no guarantee of due process by Joel Simon, CJR
- Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, The Washington Post
- Listen to Trump’s conversation with Bob Woodward, The Washington Post