Barry Glassner on 'the culture of fear' and how the media should cover the 'fear-monger-in-chief'
Sociologist Barry Glassner, author of "The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things," talks with Brian Stelter about how news outlets both stoke peoples' fears and "correct exaggerated fears and scares." He says local TV news has an especially serious impact. Glassner says many presidents have preyed on fears, but none to the degree President Trump has. And he offers advice about how to cover Trump's claims.
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August 18, 2019: Adam Serwer, Mary C. Curtis, Jim Rutenberg, Catherine Rampell, Bari Weiss, Clarissa Ward, Danny Rogers, Matt Rivitz, Donie O'Sullivan, Oliver Darcy and Carole Cadwalladr join John Avlon.
Carole Cadwalladr on her role in Cambridge Analytica's downfall and "The Great Hack"
Investigative reporter for the Observer and the Guardian Carole Cadwalladr's year-long investigation resulted in the downfall of data company Cambridge Analytica. Her central role in the scandal is examined in the new Netflix documentary, "The Great Hack," which she discusses with John Avlon. Cadwalladr also talks about the still-open questions about Cambridge Analytica, its impact on UK and US elections, as well as citizens' lack of ownership over their own data.
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August 11, 2019: S.E. Cupp, Jane Coaston, Tim Archuleta, Enrique Acevedo, Jackie Kucinich, Nicole Chavez, Noah Shachtman, Julia Angwin, Julie K. Brown and Mark Brown join John Avlon.
Cosmo goes undercover with online extremism investigator
Brian Stelter sits down with Andrea Stanley, features editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine, to discuss her latest story: "Is It Possible to Stop a Mass Shooting Before It Happens?" In her piece, Stanley follows "K," a top-secret investigator who has been infiltrating online hate groups to monitor the behavior of men who display signs of violence. During her reporting process, "It was not lost on me that I was going to report on a woman who is tracking some of the worst men in our country," she said. Stanley talks more about her reporting process, Cosmopolitan's coverage of these violent men, and how "the internet has become one of the most dangerous places."