Brian Karem, Olivia Nuzzi and Doug Heye join Brian Stelter to discuss coverage of the policy change that is causing more parents to be separated from their children after crossing the border illegally. Nuzzi says Trump is "lying about this policy."
Brian Karem tells Brian Stelter he has no regrets about interrupting Sarah Sanders at a recent briefing. Rather, he's sorry to suffering families "for waiting so long and holding my temper." He said he is "extremely angry with this administration."
Brian Stelter shares linguist George Lakoff's advice about stopping the spread of political lies. Stelter's idea is a "truth sandwich." Doug Heye says news outlets shouldn't give so much attention to Trump's tweets.
Filmmaker Rob Reiner, an outspoken Trump critic, talks with Brian Stelter about the health of our press, our parties and our democracy. He says pro-Trump talk shows and websites are "essentially state-run media."
Brian Stelter discusses AT&T's ownership of CNN and the other parts of what is now formerly known as Time Warner. He also shares highlights from his interview with John Stankey, the new head of WarnerMedia.
Brian Stelter says it's time for a wake-up call. A new Pew survey finds that seven out of ten Americans are overwhelmed with the amount of news coverage. But right now is a really bad time to have "news fatigue," he says, citing Trump administration scandals and chaos.
The president promoted a baseless new theory about the origins of the Russia probe. "Trump is essentially boiling the frog," Indira Lakshmanan says, citing "that old parable about how you turn up the heat slowly on the frog until he doesn't realize it."
Ali Watkins' former editor Ben Smith talks with Brian Stelter about the government's seizure of Watkins' phone and email records in a criminal investigation. He asks: "What compelled them to use this kind of last resort tool of covertly spying on journalists?"