Brian Stelter: The President, a Network and the Trumping of America
When Brian Stelter’s Hoax debuted on the bestseller list last summer, Donald Trump was still sending out tweets from the Oval Office and Fox News had not yet experienced a dramatic plunge in its ratings. Faced with the release of a paperback edition, CNN’s media correspondent opted to rewrite his book to reflect the new realities: claims of voter fraud, the riot at the nation’s Capital and the end of the “Fox News presidency.”
Stelter joins us to discuss the tangled tale of a president, a network and the price America has paid for the morphing of “fair and balanced” into “fake news.”
CNN Worldwide’s chief media correspondent and Reliable Sources anchor, Stelter is a former media reporter for The New York Times and author of one prior book.
In conversation with Frank Bruni.