On Sunday’s year-end edition of “Reliable Sources,” host Brian Stelter asked me and Nicole Carroll, editor in chief of USA Today, what we would like to see come to an end in the new media year.
I chose the kind of hateful rhetoric that is all too prevalent in media today, specifically those targeting vulnerable populations, like Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s suggestion that immigrants make America "dirtier.”
Carroll chose fake news: “It’s got to become socially unacceptable to spread those stories.”
Stelter said he hoped to see an end to threats against journalists: “Got to change, got to stop,” he said.
We also discussed hopeful signs in media from the past decade.