Episode 15

Steven Nelson on covering the Trump and Biden administrations

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May 15th, 2021

45 mins 12 secs

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"You Might Have a Point" is a podcast that features interviews with guests who specialize in one or more of a broad range of subjects, including philosophy, psychology, politics, public policy, journalism, and culture.

In this episode, Stephen Dause interviews Steven Nelson, reporter for the New York Post. They discuss:

  • why it's easier to be a straight news reporter as someone who is open to hearing both sides (but also why sometimes, having a strong opinion on an issue might result in better reporting)
  • how COVID-19 has impacted the job of a journalist in D.C. and how things have still been very slow to change
  • McConnell's "letter" to Biden about the 1619 project
  • Biden's recent meeting with 6 Republican Senators about infrastructure
  • why Steven found that, when asking Trump questions as a reporter, how you approached him could have a dramatic impact on how he responded
  • how Steven thinks the media have done covering Biden overall

And, as always, Steven gives his answer to the question, "Can you tell me about a time when you heard an argument from your critics and thought you know, you might have a point?"

All views expressed on this podcast are the opinions of those expressing them and do not necessarily reflect the views of any other person or organization.

You can reach Stephen on Twitter at @StephenDause or subscribe to notifications about new blog posts and podcast episodes at @have_point. You can also email him at stephen@youmighthaveapoint.com.

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