President Shouldn't Expect Journalists to Play Favorites

Sep 6, 2019
Originally published on September 3, 2019 2:16 pm

President Donald Trump complained on Twitter that Fox New "isn't working for us anymore."  He also tweeted, "We have to start looking for a new News Outlet."

As CNN reported, Trump inadvertently gave credence to critics' claims that Fox is akin to state-run TV.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why they think the president is misguided in his belief that a news outlet should be on his side. 

Shop Talk has a new panelist. Rajvee Subramanian is new to Western Illinois University’s Department of Broadcasting and Journalism. He previously worked as a TV journalist in India and he’s worked at other universities in the U.S.

Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues.  This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.

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