Emily Rooney moderates a lively discussion examining the media and how news organizations cover the week's big stories. Beat the Press is broadcast on Friday nights at 7pm on WGBH 2 and streamed on WGBHnews.org.
Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber appeared on Greater Boston this week to talk about his recent controversial comments caught on tape. But Rush Limbaugh didn't think Emily Rooney was tough enough on him.
This week, we're taking on ourselves. Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh doesn’t think Emily Rooney was tough enough on Obamacare Architect Jonathon Gruber, who was caught on tape calling the American people stupid.
Katharine Graham, left, publisher of The Washington Post, and Ben Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post, leave U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on June 21, 1971. The newspaper got the go-ahead to print Pentagon papers on Vietnam.
ISIS Blackout: The media faces a delicate balancing act of taste, telling the truth, and not spreading terror propaganda when reporting on the beheadings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
Jennifer Lawrence: There’s no question the actress suffered a terrible invasion of her privacy, but is it off-limits for the media to suggest that she might have been more guarded about the images she puts on her phone?
News Verticals: The Boston Globe launches its Catholic website Crux. Why are the Globe and so many other publications launching so-called “news verticals”?
We're celebrating the Fourth of July with a civics lesson rooted in the Fourth Estate and some recent cases in which the First Amendment clashed with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
When TMZ posted audio of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling waxing racist, the story blew up. But few in the media asked whether Sterling’s comments were fair game, even though they were made in private and may have been recorded without his consent.