Intel, journalism and politics
January 12, 2017
Guests: Adam Rawnsley, Erik Wemple
Tuesday night’s leak of unverified information regarding Donald Trump’s further ties to Russia is the latest in a long political season of political leaks. Many journalistic outlets denounced Buzzfeed’s decision to release the unsubstantiated claims, and Trump’s team was quick to do the same. Today, we’ll talk with national security journalist ADAM RAWNSLEY about the dossier and Trump’s increasing animus towards the intelligence community. Then, ERIK WEMPLE, media reporter for The Washington Post questions BuzzFeed’s decision to publish the dossier, and discusses the ethical issues journalist’s face around leaks and confidential sources.