Podcast for America discusses Hillary Clinton, media whininess, and the GOP’s straight talkers.

To Get to Know a Politician, Just Ask Him What His Favorite Reality Show Is and Why

To Get to Know a Politician, Just Ask Him What His Favorite Reality Show Is and Why

The crazed culture of politics.
July 7 2015 12:34 PM

Metrics of Purity at Truth Mountain

Hillary Clinton’s literal lassoing of the media and how the GOP can’t help but “tell it like it is.”

150710_PFA_HillaryClinton

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.

Listen to Episode 8 of Podcast for America!

PFA is your inside look at the giant disco party that is a presidential campaign cycle. Your hosts are Mark Leibovich, national correspondent for New York Times Magazine; Annie Lowrey of New York magazine; and Alex Wagner of MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner.

Advertisement

This week, a look at Hillary Clinton’s literal lassoing of the press over the weekend. And, related, some questions: Is the media just guilty of making everything about their struggles and challenges? Are the headlines becoming more of a media complaint-session than a reflection of actual news? Finally, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and the posse of GOP hopefuls who promise, if we’d only stop and listen a moment, that they’re the only one to “tell it like it is.”

Subscribe to Podcast for America with the links above, and let us know what you like about the show, and what we should do differently.

*Correction, July 9, 2015: This page originally linked to Episode 7 of Podcast for America. The links and embedded player now correctly link to Episode 8.
 

Mark Leibovich is the chief national correspondent for New York Times Magazine and the author of This Town.

Annie Lowrey is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.

Alex Wagner is the host of MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner.