On the Media
New reports show that the Trump Department of Justice spied on reporters. But that’s just a small part of a much longer story, going back decades. This week, we examine when and why the government surveils journalists. And, following their first meeting this week, is there a headline beyond “Putin and Biden talked to each other?” Plus, on the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers, how the story’s biggest lessons were lost to time.
4. The late Les Gelb, the man who supervised the team that compiled the Pentagon Papers, explains how the media misinterpreted the documents. Listen.
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This Peabody Award-winning podcast bills itself as pulling back the curtain on the fractured, increasingly digital news business to examine “how the sausage is made.” Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield discuss media coverage of the big stories of the week.