So many of Stahl's questions seemed premised on the notion that Trump could be brought to reason through earnest questioning that treaded somewhat lightly -- but that signaled to viewers at home a certain set of values. This would have been a good playbook for a conservative-but-not-category-busting President Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush, perhaps; all players could say their piece, and all could go home relatively unscathed. But even as Trump was unwilling to play along, the questions got no harder. Late in the interview, Stahl asked Trump what had been "the biggest surprise" and what he had learned as President, a question unworthy of the occasion and of time that might have been spent fleshing out answers elsewhere. (The surprise is that politicians are "vicious," and the President went on.) Trump relentlessly talked over the follow-ups to a further question -- why he didn't bring the country together in the wake of the Kavanaugh hearings, seeking a moment of unity. That the President's … [Read more...] about Variety TV Critic: Trump Outmatched ’60 Minutes’
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There is no fact-checker in the boardroom. Here, Ms. Stahl took that role, following up and pushing back in a way Mr. Trump has mostly avoided by doing interviews in the greater “Fox”-verse. (Some things still got by, like an unsubstantiated claim that China meddled in the 2016 election.) … [Read more...] about On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Doing What She Can
The panel, which consisted of outgoing Techshow chairman Brett Burney, principal of Burney Consultants, Herbert Dixon, judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Debbie Foster, partner with the Affinity Consulting Group, Dennis Kennedy, vice president and senior counsel at MasterCard and Mark Unger of the Unger Law Firm, gave out a list of 60-plus websites that can help attorneys practice law more effectively, stay informed of the latest news and trends, and waste time. … [Read more...] about Techshow’s ’60 Sites’ highlight: Glitter revenge?
“I frankly don’t care [whether the dramas might hurt lawyer image],” says Bill Fordes, a writer for Law & Order who spent six years as an assistant district attorney in New York City before switching to complex white-collar and civil litigation with a firm. “I write what amuses me.” He points out that if you want, you can watch honest lawyers on Court TV, which gets only about 600,000 viewers at most and thus nowhere near the dollars for 30- and 60-second commercials flowing to L&O. … [Read more...] about Why are TV Lawyers Ethically Challenged? That’s Hollywood, Writers Say
Even though Scalia is hardly the first justice to promote a book on national TV, Legal Times reporter Tony Mauro noted that Scalia in particular has been averse to broadcast media coverage. Early in his tenure, for instance, if a television news crew showed up at one of his appearances, he’d refuse to speak until the cameras left. … [Read more...] about Scalia’s ‘Nixon-Goes-to-China Moment’