Your Call: Political chaos in Washington and media consolidation

May 19, 2017

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the growing political chaos in Washington DC. According to the NY Times, a memo by FBI chair James Comey says Donald Trump asked him to end the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia. We'll get the latest.

We’ll also talk about FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality, the ramifications of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group buying Tribune Media, and the rise of right-wing media.

Guests:

Craig Aaron, president of Free Press

Todd Frankel, staff reporter with the Washington Post covering people and policy

David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, and founder and editor of DCReport.org

Web Resources:

Free Press

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