On the latest NewsBusters Podcast, we address a hot topic inside our own offices: How do we feel about kneeling American Olympians? Should Americans root for them anyway….or root for them to lose? The women’s soccer team losing their opening match to Sweden was greeted with some mockery of the “Brat Pack.”
And how will NBC News and Sports deal with protesting American Olympians? Geoff Dickens has a new report reminding us of “The Media’s Most Outrageous Outbursts.”
Our associate editor Scott Whitlock joins in to discuss just how dramatically the networks downplayed how six of the Texas Democrats who flew to DC were infected with COVID. The networks gave it just seconds. We also discuss Nikole Hannah-Jones claiming “all journalism is activism” and pompous PBS star Ken Burns thinking now is a more divisive time than….the Civil War.
Enjoy the show below, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.