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Your Call: Media coverage of confirmation hearings & Trump's conflict of interest

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On this week's Friday Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani’s legacy. He passed away on January 8.

We’ll also look at coverage of this week’s confirmation hearings, Donald Trump’s conflict of interests, and his hostility toward journalists and media organizations. How should journalists protect the freedom of the press? Join us live at 10 am, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News

Paul Blumenthal, reporter at The Huffington Post covering campaign finance and money-in-politics

John Nichols, national affairs correspondent with the Nation

Web Resources :

Huffington Post: Head Of Ethics Office Says Donald Trump’s Conflict-Of-Interest Plan Is ‘Meaningless’

The Nation: Rex Tillerson Would Put the Dollar Sign on the American Flag

Buzzfeed: The Death Of Iran’s Former President Comes At A Trying Time For Moderates

 

Slate: All that stands between Trump and All That Stand Between Trump and Major Ethics Lapses Are Political Norms. Oh God.

Kaiser Health News: Trump's HHS Nominee Got A Sweetheart Deal From A Foreign Biotech Firm

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.