Your Call: Media coverage of Trump's shadow cabinet & US policy toward North Korea

Mar 24, 2017

  

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Asia. He called US - North Korea policy of the past 20 years a failure and said "this policy of strategic patience has ended." What does that mean?

We’ll also discuss a new ProPublica report about the hundreds of officials Donald Trump has quietly hired for positions in every major federal agency. They include lobbyists, Trump loyalists, campaign staffers, and far right columnists. 

Guests: 

Paul Blumenthal, reporter at The Huffington Post covering campaign finance and money-in-politics

Justin Elliott, investigative reporter at ProPublica covering politics, and government accountability

Tim Shorrock, veteran national security reporter and author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing

Web Resources:

The Huffington Post: Government Lets Trump Off The Hook For His Washington Hotel Conflict Of Interest

Lobelog: Congress and North Korea: Diplomacy Not on the Table

Propublica: Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government

South China Morning Post: THE REAL REASON CHINA WON’T EXERT ECONOMIC PRESSURE ON NORTH KOREA

Chicago Tribune: White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to monitor loyalty