The U.S. & Us: Reporting on the Election

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The media monitors every word that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney utter. And depending on what side of the political fence you sit on, how journalists interpret those utterances and missteps is up for debate. Early on in the campaign, the Romney camp began to complain that the mainstream media was biased against him - and in love with Obama.



The U.S. & Us: Reporting on the Election - Tom Rosensteil
After a phone call from Howard, we started this segment with a clip of Mitt Romney at the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York a couple of weeks ago.

Republicans have long accused the media of being biased against them, but how much of that can really be proven. To talk about that Jonathan was joined by Tom Rosensteil, the founder and director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, which has just released a study entitled - Winning the Media Campaign, 2012. Tom Rosensteil joins me from Washington.

The U.S. & Us: Reporting on the Election - Andrea Seabrook


That is from a podcast called DecodeDC. Produced by Andrea Seabrook. Andrea covered Washington for NPR - National Public Radio in the US. But after 14 years she quit because she believed she couldn't report the truth - regardless of what side of the political fence anyone was on. Andrea Seabrook is in Washington.

 

Other segments from today's show:

The U.S. and US: Selling Change

The U.S. and US: Back to Blood: Tom Wolfe


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