Famed Political Editor Linda Breakstone on Media Bias

 

We caught up with Emmy Award-winning CBS and ABC political news reporter and editor Linda Breakstone who covered Presidential elections dating back to the Reagan years. Her wealth of knowledge and experience made this discussion far too short. Get the inside scoop on fake news, polling, and why Linda no longer trusts the media when it comes to political reporting.

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  1. Profile photo of Hammer, The Member

    I can’t help but notice that your guests are rarely holding a glass of whiskey. I think that is a must!

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    • January 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm
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    Ryan M(cPherson) (View Comment):
    I can’t help but notice that your guests are rarely holding a glass of whiskey. I think that is a must!

    Anyone have an in at Laphroaig? Sponsorships!

    • #2
    • January 6, 2017 at 8:31 pm
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  3. Profile photo of MarciN Member

    Interesting interview. Thank you. 🙂

    • #3
    • January 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm
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  4. Profile photo of Richard Easton Member

    That was a wonderful interview. I’d love to hear her Glenn stories. Sorry if I mention this too often, but my Dad started working on the space program in 1952 and played a role in Project Vanguard and GPS.

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    • January 7, 2017 at 8:22 am
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  5. Profile photo of Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Good interview. Please ask her back.

    • #5
    • January 7, 2017 at 10:21 am
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  6. Profile photo of Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    A very enjoyable interview, very bright and knowledgeable reporter. I look forward to another interview with her.

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    • January 7, 2017 at 11:03 am
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  7. Profile photo of Misthiocracy Member

    Your studio needs ferns.

    😉

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    • January 7, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    Misthiocracy (View Comment):
    Your studio needs ferns.

    Haha

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    • January 7, 2017 at 2:05 pm
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):
    That was a wonderful interview. I’d love to hear her Glenn stories. Sorry if I mention this too often, but my Dad started working on the space program in 1952 and played a role in Project Vanguard and GPS.

    I don’t think you do, especially for something that big. And there are always new members who may not know about it. I say we shout from the rooftops all the eminent and interesting people we have on Ricochet.

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    • January 7, 2017 at 2:06 pm
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  10. Profile photo of RightAngles Member

    Another great interview! Love her.

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    • January 7, 2017 at 2:07 pm
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    Misthiocracy (View Comment):
    Your studio needs ferns.

    😉

    & sweet Commodore 64 graphics.

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    • January 7, 2017 at 2:11 pm
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    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy (View Comment):
    Your studio needs ferns.

    😉

    & sweet Commodore 64 graphics.

    Hahaha! And who can forget the way Zach totally owned Hillary on that show. It was painful. Wait, no it wasn’t

    • #12
    • January 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm
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  13. Profile photo of Pugshot Member

    Very good and informative interview, Please have Ms. Breakstone back – there’s a lot more to information to get out on this subject and she seems like the one to do it!

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    • January 8, 2017 at 5:57 pm
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  14. Profile photo of doulalady Member

    More please.

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    • January 8, 2017 at 9:00 pm
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    Pugshot (View Comment):
    Very good and informative interview, Please have Ms. Breakstone back – there’s a lot more to information to get out on this subject and she seems like the one to do it!

    Setting up another location now for a follow-up interview with Dave and Whiskey Politics. Linda is a marvel; a tough, inquisitive and brilliant journalist who never let a politician take the easy way out. You will love her stories.

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    • January 8, 2017 at 9:07 pm
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  16. Profile photo of Judge Mental Member

    Finally watched this. To the final question about whether the media will come back, I’m less sanguine.

    I see a high likelihood that in an attempt to come back, the media will decide that they are going to start doing their jobs again, and covering the real news rather than just parrot the administration talking points. But it will backfire, because it will, rightfully, be seen as going after a Republican after letting the Democrat skate by for eight years. It won’t restore their credibility, it will reinforce their lack thereof.

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    • January 8, 2017 at 9:59 pm
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    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    Finally watched this. To the final question about whether the media will come back, I’m less sanguine.

    I see a high likelihood that in an attempt to come back, the media will decide that they are going to start doing their jobs again, and covering the real news rather than just parrot the administration talking points. But it will backfire, because it will, rightfully, be seen as going after a Republican after letting the Democrat skate by for eight years. It won’t restore their credibility, it will reinforce their lack thereof.

    They are just going to parrot Democrat talking points and attack the Republicans. It has worked well for them for years, so why stop a winning formula? The only thing they will have to do is shutdown opposing narratives as fake news then they will once again be the only voice in the room.

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    • January 8, 2017 at 10:11 pm
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