Your Call: Comey's firing & the exploitation of immigrant workers at a chicken plant

May 12, 2017

On this week's media roundtable, coverage of Donald Trump's abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey. The decision is being compared to Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” in October 1973, when he fired Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor handling the Watergate scandal.  How should news organizations cover this story?

Also:  a Propublica investigation about the exploitation and abuse of immigrant workers at the Case Farm chicken plant in Canton, Ohio. 

Guests:

Michael Grabell, Propublica reporter covering economic issues, labor, immigration and trade

Scott Horton, contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine, and author of Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare

Web Resources:

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