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Media Roundtable: The Press Post-Trump & The Dark Money Behind Election Lies

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing coverage of Donald Trump’s four years in office and the role a wide range of media played in amplifying his lies and hateful, racist rhetoric. What will change now that Joe Biden is President?

 

Later in the show, we'll discuss the dark money behind the election lies. Robert Mercer, a right-wing hedge fund manager, funded pro-Tump media, politicians, and organizations that peddled those lies. What's in store for dark money post-Trump?

Guests:

Dan Gillmorprofessor in the Journalism Department at Arizona State University and director of the News Co/Lab

Kyle Pope, editor-in-chief and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review

Matthew Cunningham-Cook, contributor to the Intercept

Web Resources: 

Columbia Journalism Review: The insurrection and the press

Dan Gillmor: Just in case you were still wondering

Press Watch: After obsessive focus on Trump, White House reporters need to zoom way out

 

The Intercept: ARIZONA GOP CHAIR URGED VIOLENCE AT THE CAPITOL. THE MERCERS SPENT $1.5 MILLION SUPPORTING HER.

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