Brian Stelter on Fox News and Reed Hastings on Netflix


Subscribe: E tune | Google play music | How to listen?

In his new book, “Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Perversion of Truth”, CNN journalist Brian Stelter provides what our reviewer David Enrich called an in-depth and damaging exploration of the relationship between Trump and his favorite channel. “Steller talks about” hoax “on this week’s podcast.

“Fox’s influence is constant,” he says. “When Trump threatened North Korea and said it had a bigger button than Kim Jong-un, it was because of a Fox clause.” When he apologizes, it’s because of Fox. When he attacks big technology companies, it is due to Fox. When he created a ruckus about the migrant caravan, it was because of Fox. “Stelter contrasted with previous presidents who may have taken cues from the media, but not so heavily.” Barack Obama watched ESPN in the evening instead of MSNBC. George W. Bush may have seen some Foxes, but he wouldn’t Was Received In such a way that it is the President. So it is an unprecedented relationship, it really is. “

Reid Hastings, Netflix’s co-chief executive, visited the podcast to talk about his new book, written with Erin Meyer, “No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Renewal.” “I think video games and all forms of entertainment, including YouTube and books and television, compete for people’s viewpoints,” says Hastings. “But no one is going to achieve success by imitating one form. That is why we do not sit here and there and say, “Let our films be like Fortnite, video games.” ‘

Also in this week’s episode, Alexandra Alter’s publication has news from the world; And MJ Franklin and John Williams talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.

Books discussed on “Are We Reading” this week are:

We would love to hear your thoughts about this episode and the Book Review podcast in general. You can send them [email protected].