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Media’s role in presidential campaigns

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Guests: Sarah Ellison, Geoffrey Baym

A conservative news-media executive, a pundit and the former president of FOX News have all joined efforts to get Donald Trump elected president. A high-profile Clinton backer owns his own media empire.  The media and political campaigns are seemingly colluding more in this election cycle than in previous campaigns. On this hour of Radio Times, we talk about the blurring of the line between journalism and politics. And, we’ll talk about rumors about a potential Trump news network. We’re joined by SARAH ELLISON, contributing editor at Vanity Fair, and by GEOFFREY BAYM, chair of the Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University.

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