Episode #249: The Washington Nationalist
To put it mildly, presidents don’t always like the coverage they get in the press. But never — not even with Nixon, or Obama, both of whom had less than cordial relations with the media — has a president attacked reporters with such venom. Marvin Kalb, the former CBS and NBC newsman, has a new book, “Enemy of the People,” which focuses on Donald Trump’s antipathy for the press … and his disregard for a cherished American institution.
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez of the Arizona Republic reports on the recent contentious and nasty debate between Senate candidates Martha McSally (R) and Kyrsten Sinema (D) for a seat that could determine which party wins control on November 6th.
And Ross Baker of Rutgers University examines the situation the ethically-challenged Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) finds himself in, and sees a similarity with what then-Sen. Robert Torricelli (also D-N.J.) faced 16 years ago.
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