Did serial harassers throw the election to Trump?

Did the Gendered Ideas of a Bunch of Backward Newsmen Infect Presidential Campaign Coverage?

Did the Gendered Ideas of a Bunch of Backward Newsmen Infect Presidential Campaign Coverage?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 5 2017 9:13 PM

The Boys Club on the Bus

They couldn’t keep their hands to themselves. But did they really put a thumb on the scales of the election?

Matt Lauer and Hillary Clinton
Matt Lauer interviewing then–Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Sept. 7, 2016, in New York City.

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In the Spiel, a counterpoint to Jill Filipovic’s New York Times column arguing that the sexual harassers who covered the election threw the whole thing to Donald Trump.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.