217 - Is The Press The Enemy Of The People and GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Interview

August 16th, 2018

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Today, more than 300 newspapers across the country ran editorials slamming President Donald Trump for calling the media, "the enemy of the people." Tony Katz is being clear: no, the press is not the enemy of the people. But the press needs to take responsibility for the myriad of times they have lied, misspoke or ran stories that had to be corrected or retracted; all done to damage or disparage President Trump and his administration.

"The press can't act like they are the ones under attack. We need, and should support reporters, who do the important work of journalism. And media should admit when they, or their people, have acted in a way that destroys America's faith in news organizations." - Tony Katz

GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy joined Tony in studio to talk about the midterms, and what happens if Rep. Nancy Pelosi becomes Speaker of the House.