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Media Roundtable: What Have The Media Learned Since The 2016 Election?

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. How have the media reacted to his claims about the state of the economy, the impact of his tax cuts for the rich and corporations, and his racist and xenophobic policies?

Also this week, Senate Republicans voted to acquit Donald Trump on articles of impeachment. With so much news this week, many are asking, what have the media learned from the 2016 election?


Dan Froomkin, founder of Press Watch and former Washington Post editor

Zach Carter, senior political economy reporter at the Huffington Post

David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter, founder and editor-in-chief of DCReport, former Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times investigative reporter, and author of seven best sellers, including It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America

Web Resources:

Press Watch: With Trump off his rocker, there’s no excuse to let him go off the record

The Huffington Post: After Iowa, The Democratic Party’s Prospects For Unity Have Never Been Bleaker

DC Report: Trump’s Ho-Hum Economy In Three Graphs

In These Times: Donald Trump Flat Out Lied About the Economy In His State of the Union

The Atlantic: The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President






Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.