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    NFL preaches unity in response to Trump

    Coy Wire, Christine Brennan, and Donté Stallworth discuss the president's battle with the NFL. "If there's one group of people in this country that might have more of a megaphone than Donald Trump, it's probably the NFL," Brennan says.
  • Members of the New England Patriots kneel during the National Anthem before a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

    Is Trump's attack against the NFL racist?

    Former NFL wide receiver Donté Stallworth says that when it comes to the word "racist," "I don't sling [that] around lightly." Regarding Trump and the NFL, Stallworth says "I don't need to say whether he's a white supremacist or a racist because his own actions speak for themselves."
  • WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: US President Donald Trump delivers remarks to members of the news media during a meeting with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (not pictured), in the Oval Office of the White House on May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump and Erdogan face the issue of working out cooperation in the fight against terrorism as Turkey objects to the US arming of Kurdish forces in Syria. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

    How Trump is changing sports coverage

    Christine Brennan says Trump's comments about the NFL have "presented the most amazing journalistic platter" to sports reporters, and that "there's no doubt this is one of the biggest sports stories and cultural stories" in years.
  • Kimmel 'more accurate' than GOP on health bill

    Jimmy Kimmel put "a face to the story" and drew national attention to the Graham-Cassidy bill debate, CNN media analyst Bill Carter says. Kimmel has a much larger platform "than most of us health policy reporters," Vox's Sarah Kliff adds. She says that Kimmel's criticism of the bill was generally correct.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 10:  Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, speaks during the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.  The committee was holding a hearing about cyber threats to the United States and fielded questions about effects of Russian government hacking on the 2016 presidential election.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Warner wants a new law tracking political ads

    Senator Mark Warner, who is pressing Facebook for more information about Russian ads, is proposing new legislation to ensure more transparency for political ads on the web. Warner tells Brian Stelter that Trump's "refusal to acknowledge what happened" in terms of Russian meddling in the 2016 election "does our country a disservice."
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    Carl Bernstein: Russia probes are 'closing in'

    Carl Bernstein says Robert Mueller's investigation is not focused on "collusion" but rather on "cover up." He says it's "certain that Russians were "deadly effective" in "specifically helping Donald Trump" and he has advice for the journalists covering the story.
  • Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    The week in media news with Bill Carter

    Bill Carter and Brian Stelter run through some of the week's biggest media stories -- from a NYT reporter "being fed a story" while dining in the same restaurant as Trump's lawyer, to Sean Spicer's controversial Emmys appearance, to Megyn Kelly's new show.
  • US President Donald Trump walks across the tarmac after stepping off Air Force One upon  arrival at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey on September 15.

    Stelter: Media must keep fact-checking Trump

    President Trump recently said he waits to "get the facts" before speaking. CNN's Brian Stelter says Trump's recent exaggerations and errors prove otherwise. Stelter asserts Trump's credibility problems aren't "old news," they're an ongoing story that should be covered.
  • The ESPN logo is displayed outside L.A. Live, which houses the ESPNZone, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. Time Warner Cable Inc.'s negotiations to renew rights to ESPN may be held up on a demand by the sports channel's owner, Walt Disney Co., to be paid for a related website, people with knowledge of the talks have said. Photographer: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    ESPN's rivals trying to tarnish the network?

    Brian Stelter says Fox Sports and conservative media figures cynically fanned the flames after Jemele Hill tweeted that Trump is a "white supremacist." Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry disagrees. She says "what really agitated people was the inconsistency of treatment" by the network.
  • Jemele Hill's 'mainstream opinion' about Trump

    Wesley Lowery says "sports are as political as they've ever been," so ESPN commentators like Jemele Hill are naturally part of the conversation. Hill's belief that President Trump is racist is "not a controversial stance to half of the nation," he said. "To the other half, it's a remarkably controversial stance."
  • HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 03:  Signage is seen during the 13th Annual ESPN The Party on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)

    Former ESPN reporter: 'Blurred line' at network

    Britt McHenry says there is a "blurred line" at ESPN about what is and is not acceptable on social media. USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan says ESPN is a "10,000 pound gorilla" facing business challenges in a changing media environment.


    Brian Stelter

    Brian Stelter

    Brian Stelter is the host of "Reliable Sources" and the senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide.