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good luck to both teams. >> and that does it for us. immedia "#mediabuzz" is next. >> have a great holiday weekend. we'll see you tomorrow morning. on the buzz beater, just before the fbi interviews hillary clinton, many media outlets down played or ignored bill clinton's public meeting with the loretta lynch. why the issue explodes like fourth of july fireworks. >> it is beyond me how tone death either one evof them is. >> i think bill clinton is the one who did something inappropriate. this has led to a lot of conspiracy theories that even before hillary clinton has been interviewed by the fbi to our knowledge that somehow bill clinton is talking to loretta lynch about clearing hillary clinton of the e-mail investigation. >> did the press fumble the story that led to the attorney
general promise not to overrule career prosecutors in the e-mail problem? a team divide with conservatives seizing on a report. >> smoking gun, republicans release their long a it with aed ben goz zi report. no bomb spells. doctor it found no new evidence of wrongdoing by hillary clinton. >> the benghazi report, no details about what happened during the attack. tonight clinton says it's time to move on. >> so what is the headline? >> i can pin it down into this sentence. $7 million to learn that government is big and bulky. >> it doesn't bother here that people died and let's say she had no ill intent. you would be out there saying, oh, my gosh, we messeded up and
people lost their lives. >> the details get lost this all the ideological finger pointing. touchdown calls nbc dishonest reporting that he hasn't for given the personal loans to his campaign. and some pundits proclaiming that deep down trump doesn't want to be president. really? the s.e.c. investigating fox news. and the vote is totally partisan. plus, ted koppel and i disagree on whether your opinions on social media really matter. compared to the high priest of journalism. i'm howard kurtz and this is "#mediabuzz." media speculation kicked into high gear as hillary clinton submitted to what her campaign called a voluntary 3 1/2 hour interview at fbi headquarters yesterday. that crucial step in the investigation of her private e-mail server coming just days after an anchor at knxv broke the story that bill clinton has
held a half hour meeting with loretta lynch aboard her plane prompting the attorney general to defend herself at a news conference. >> i did see the president at the phoenix airport the other night. as i was landing, he was headed out. he did come over and say hello and speak to my husband and myself and talk about his grand children and his travels and things like that. >> over the next day and a half, fox news ran many segments on the private meeting. msnbc carried the least. it was no story initially in the print editions of the "new york times" the thennext day, but af linked that lynch would in the overrule the fbi, the media started playing up the story and the attorney general sat down with "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart. >> what on earth were you thinking? what happened? >> well, i think that's the question of the day, isn't it. >> you would be well within your right to say, get off my plane.
what are you doing here? do you regret not telling the former president of the united states to leave the premises? >> well, as i've said, i may have viewed it in a certain light. and the fact that the meeting that i had is now casting a shadow over how people will view that work is something that i take seriously and deeply and painfully. . >> joining us now to analyze the campaign coverage, ashley parker, amy holmes,. >> joining us now to analyze the campaign coverage, ashley parker, amy holmes,. >> joining us now to analyze the campaign coverage, ashley parker, amy holmes,. >> joining us now to analyze the campaign coverage, ashley parker, amy holmes, >> joining us now to analyze the campaign coverage, ashley parker, amy holmes, and penny lee. ashley, before loretta lynch let it be known that she will not she says overrule the career prosecutors in this investigation as we said, fox news covered this meeting on the plane a lot, nbc the least, so did fox overplay it or did msnbc underplay it? >> i think it's a pretty big story which is where it ultimately ended up because especially in politics,
perception is reality. so even if he did get on the plane and maybe they did just talk about grandchildren and golf, the perception looks really, really bad. and it gets to very real issues including hillary clinton's problems with trustworthiness, the sense that the clintons play by a separate set of rules and so whether what happened did or did not happen, what they actually talked about, we don't know, but that perception is very troubling. >> it's standard practice for the fbi to interview the subject of an investigation. is this boosting media speculation that hillary clinton may be indicted? >> it's kind of cutting both ways. on the right they're saying this meeting proves the fix is in, that hillary clinton will not be indicted because of this cozy relationship and the fact that the clintons seem to play by their own rules. while others say bill clinton may have actually put his wife in a worst position because thousand if loretta lynch
doesn't mean forward it looks like that tarmac summit may have influenced her decision making. >> and that's what donald trump has been tweeting, saying sources are saying in he's playing off media reports, system totally rigged. so if prosecutors decide not to bring any charges against hillary clinton in this matter, does that mean people on your side will have to defend the notion that this was a rigged outcome or influenced by politics? >> i don't think there is a -- i think it's a no win situation for hillary really. you'll have conspiracy theories on both sides. if she is indicted, people will say, you know that there was a biasness, that they will go into the prosecutor maybe having a bias or try to play that piece up. if she was indicted, you'll be on the donald trump side that the system was rigged against her. so she's kind of in a no win situation here. because there have been some unforced errors and the situation would happen with the meeting with president clinton and the attorney general does
not help this at all. >> unforced error is diplomatic. it was a disaster anyway you slice it. but i used to cover the justice department. i've covered hundred of indictments and eats hard it's know what prosecutors will do. but "washington post" says charges seemed unlikely. cnn quoting sources the expectation is that no charges and that will be announced in the next couple weeks. how can journalists be so sure when the chief person in this probe was just interviewed yesterday? >> yeah, i think what this probe especially we've seen that it is very, very tricky and i don't think we'll officially know anything until we officially know anything. and that is a fair point. and even if there is no charges, no indictment, i still though think one thing that is interesting is it's still a bad issue for her. every second we spend talking about this, whether something does happen or does not happen is a bad day for -- >> is it a mistake for
journalists to speculate or quote sources, you know, it's different it if you're saying i think so-and-so will win this campaign. you're talking about a criminal indictment. very few people know and those who know aren't talking. is that a mismistake? >> i think speculation is absolute i a mistake. if someone has sources, that's a different thing. but i guess the line you're saying between 13ek laspeculati sources is pretty flurrblurry. . >> so they say they wouldn't to it again, that they talked about grandchildren and golf. do journalists actually believe they may have discussed the case or just the utter appearance of impropriety? >> one of my pet peeves is to focus on optics in narrative instead of the facts and conduct. and even in jonathan capehart's question, while i think it was a
legitimate question, he said why didn't you kick him off, rather than why did you let him on. so instead of reporting on when were you informed that he was going to bop by and see if you were home, did you at any point think did you think please tell the mr. president that it would be inappropriate. and there is a second investigation with the clinton foundation which bill clinton might be a witness to. >> actually. the second probe was overshadowed. by the way, jonathan capehart, liberal columnist, he could have rolled over. i thought he asked a lot of good questions. take rachel had doumaddow. she did nothing after the story
broke wednesday, nothing on thursday. so this is all about viewing this from a partisan lens? >> i think if you look at the msnbc as a whole, they did cover it. and while they might have been a daylight or -- >> being a day late is huge. everybody had -- >> but at the same time, we don't know, were they out there checking the sources. >> no, no, no. everybody had to -- >> everybody has an editorial choice. i would say she should have co and she should have mentioned it, but that is an editorial decision that she has. >> it was a bad editorial decision. everybody had to cover it once lynch said she will not overrule the prosecutors. but the fact that they were on the plane for half an hour together, that is a story and if it had been a republican being i think it would have been different. >> there are many questions that hannity has and i agree she would bring some she ississues light.
>> i still think it was bad judgment. let me move to the house committee on benghazi. chairman of the house committee tray do y tr trey dowdy sat down with bret baier. >> it says no new evidence of wrong doing by hillary clinton. it is not alone in that headline and you're getting a lot of people saying there is no new evidence. >> well, the "new york times" made up their behind about a year ago when they called for our committee to be disbandeded. >> so congressman gowdy also said he wouldn't characterize whether hillary clinton lied or not. what do you think of the mainstream consensus, nothing new, no smoking gun? >> i think that they're sort of reporting the facts. there was no smoking gun. there was nothing new. or nothing sort of startlingly strikingly new. but i will say they also wrote in the "times" and other places that while there was no smoking
gun, it was a pretty broad indictment or broad rebuke of the defense department, cia, state department which hillary ran at the time. so i think that there was certainly coverage of the negative aspects of the 800 page report even if the top line was accurately no smoking gun. >> that's an important point. because we had a strong indictment, but the political question is what new could we learn about hillary clinton personally. do you think the fact that there have been a half dozen other investigations of benghazi kind of set a high bar? >> and the fact that she tafed for testified for 13 hours and had these questions the opportunity to be asked to the star witness and the person that was supposed to be the subject, you also had the politicization of it from kevin mccarthy and others dismissing -- >> but now you have an 800 page the report. >> and there wasn't really any new news there. so i think coverage was appropriate. >> or are the media framing it
too narrowly around hillary clinton personally and what she did or didn't do or what could be tied to her and not looking at the full picture of this house investigation? >> i think you could make that argument. and certainly many on the right have. that this is not only about the events on september 11th of 2012, but also hillary clinton's own conduct as secretary of state in pushing the libya invasion in the very first place, that is he had hoped this would be sort of her crowning glory and has been more of a quagmire. >> pretty amazing situation we've had where the privilege nominee interviewed by the fbi. i won't speculate on what will happen, but of course we will focus this very heavily going up to the convention. when we come back, pundits immerse themselves in the veep stakes chatter. but is it silly speculation? and did the fchl ec unfairly target fox news over its handling of a presidential
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speculation, trying to find out for instance who deep into the veep stakes trying to find out for instance who is on donald trump's short list. >> here is my question this time. are you being vetted, have -- >> no. >> you have not submitted any information? >> no, nobody's called me, nobody said would you like to be, nobody said would you be willing to be considered. nobody said anything. >> well, that was a week ago. the chatter took a more serious attorney when the "washington post" reported that newt gingrich is being vetted and "new york times" reported chris christie is among those being vetted as a possible running mate for donald trump according to sources. new jersey governor of course the first to back trump.
joining us, is sarah westwood and ashley parker. so with these reports about these candidates being vetted, but when we get into short lists and who is the frontrunners, reporters don't really know, have they? >> no, veep stakes has become a spec at that titator sport. on clinton's side, you see her potential vps doing es wi efrpt events with her. on touchdown's side, his potential candidates are not doing the things that typically give a little window of insight for reporter there is s into hi. there newt gingrich adopted donald trump's position on free trade. so don't campaigns strike to
gauge reaction, stroke people who everyone knows won't get it? >> i'd like to think the press is not used because to some extent these people are actually getting vetted and they aare turning over their materials to the lawyer and they could be on the short list and could be the vice president of the united states and that deserves careful consideration and scrutiny. but you are certainly right that for instance hillary clinton may very well choose a white man to be her running mate. but in the process, she will certainly release a short list that includes a woman, an african american, hispanic, and that is a message to these core constituency groups that i'm with you and you need to turn out and vote for me. she does that through the media. >> and all by design. on the democratic side, tim kaine is said to have been emerging as a frontrunner.
and reports that he legally accepted $18,000 caribbean vacation, $5,000 in clothes. this is part of media vetting or it if someone doesn't want tim kaine to get vetted. >> i think the news media is an important part of the vetding process. they use the media reaction as a tool to some degree to gauge how receptive the public will be to these choices. for some aspects of a vp pick is to fill and address deficits in a candidate that the media identifies, that maybe donald trump needs someone who brings policy leheft to the table. so to a certain extent the media shapes the eventual k40is of the candidates. >> the express still swooning over elizabeth warren. we told you about the two blue pants and campaigning together. i happen to think that she's a long shot, but it's an
irresistible story. >> and if you talk to hillary clinton's aides, one thing she cares about, other than filling the definite sets which is an important role is that in tankle of chemistry. that's what you saw with warren. how do they get along. >> or it could be what you said which is she represents the bernie sanders progressive wing and maybe this makes them happy and hillary clinton might have no intention of choosing senator warren. >> i think there is certainly that calculation. but i remember in 2012 i covered mitt romney and he basically did trials. each week he would bring a different vp short list candidate out on the trail with him and anyone watching him closely could have predicted that they would choose paul ryan because they had a great bro buddy comedy going together. >> so why do pundits insist on making predictions when we will find in a week or two anyway? >> well, i think it's all part of the process.
it's important for the media to kind of have that input because for so many reasons, the vp is a pick to satisfy the media. >> wow. okay. got to make the media happy. sarah westwood, thanks so much. ashley, we'll see later. ahead, ted koppel and i debate whether the opinions of millions on social media account for anything. but up next, pundits putting donald trump on the couch and questioning his desire to be president. really? when you've been making delicious natural cheese for over 100 years like kraft has, you learn a lot about people's tastes. honey, what do you want for dinner tonight? oh whatever you're making. triple cheddar stuffed sliders. sold!
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>> on cnbc, a columnist offered a similar analysis. >> he's not taking this seriously. he's not spending his money like he promised to. he has not broadened his appeal like he said he was going to. does he really want to be president? >> and rachel maddow questioned how some of the campaign spending going to trump businesses said this. >> when you look at what the trump campaign is spending their time doing, it's more like a concert tour. so the polite way to say this is it's a racket. it's not designed to necessarily win the election. >> "washington post" editorial reporter says it could work if as many have believed all along trump does not really want to be president. he wants to be elected, sure, but does he want to serve? he wants to be respected as the champion, but does he want the
prize? another "washington post" piece floating the theory that he's a democratic plant. this is mostly speculative nonsense. i've known trump a long time and he's an extremely competitive guy who believes what he says and trump himself dismissed the idea. >> you've faced a lot of criticism for people saying that your motivations are really about your brand. >> no, i don't care. i don't care about it. it was about my brand, i wouldn't have done this. >> did he originally think ehe' get to the white house? he told me last year that his chances with 15% to 20%. is he making mistakes? sure. but the idea that this is all a branding exercise, that trump is secretly trying to lose, the arm chair slipping ohrinks need to with a better theory. ahead, the hires of loan do youky is so verse that will, the press had to grapple with it.
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it was hands down the most controversial proposal of donald trump's campaign. >> donald j. trump is calling for a complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure on you what the hell is going on. >> but in an interview in scotland, trump says the vetting would apply to terror countries. all you have to do is look. he didn't say anything about whether they would have to be muslim. the london paper quoted a campaign aide as saying trump no longer support as temporary ban on muslim immigrants. >> there is a change to donald trump's ban.
how does it work is this. >> the news media was reporting that the initial ban was against all muslims. and that wasn't the case. it was muslim immigration. and mr. trump is clarifying his position as opposed for what the media is reporting what it was. >> ashley parker, you were on the that scotland trip. did it seem that his position was clarified? >> his position at some point seems to be evolving from whole to whole. he took us on a slow speed chase across his golf course.hole to whole. he took us on a slow speed chase across his golf course. ones 139 and 14th hole, you said one thing and then the 18th hole, he said this other thing. and i remember we all got back to the clubhouse. and he had a murky evolving position and it seemed to have evolved even further kind of between what would have been putts. >> do you play golf? >> yeah, we practice our drives
and our putts. >> is the press right to be somewhat confused on whether donald trump has backed off or recalibrated a temporary ban on muslims or not? >> the president is completely right. you played the clip back in december when he said it was a total and complete shutdown and he seems to be clarifying, evolving, his position. i think that the press criticism is fair. >> and penny, is this a pattern from the media where trump will slowly sort of change or modify position but never actually come out and say he's changed the original position? >> in fact when he was evolving in it between holes, his own campaign site still had the absolute ban language on his website. so you were having a contrast within its own campaign document. >> what is the press to do in that instance? report what everyone says? >> report the full story, that there are still questions about
whether or not this new position that he now these last statements are actually what he really believes or where it actually is. so i think either the e's 80s fr to talk about the murkiness. >> so people say they want more --the's 80s fair to talk about the murkiness. >> so people say they want more -- some say they want more substance. he gives a major speech where he's essentially breaking with the long-standing position on free trade. and it was a one or two day story and most of the press moved on. is it a more important story than that is th? >> it was a major speech, but trade has been along with the imgraegs has been a major pillar of his candidacy. his break generally on a macro level is new, but it's been going on for several months. >> except now he's a presumptive
nominee. >> and in that speech you remember he got distracted by a plane that flew overhead and he made a skroek about that might be a mexican plane attacking us. to me it's not a bias of substance versus not substance, but maybe script versus off script. he goes off script and that is independent could have exciting and interesting and that does j generate some attention. >> plenty media criticize trump, but he's blows off party orthod orthodoxy. >> the press likes to go with the shiny object than the hard work digging in to the policy issues in terms of trade. and actually donald trump's position on that has evolved, as
well, and away from as you say the typical free trade position. but i think we see it in election after election. the press doesn't get into the policy white papers. >> but the flip side with the press is that he takes some moderate liberal positions that appeal to democrats. and i think that's been -- i've been saying this f, but i think it's undercovered. in wh in. >> i think you're seeing his canned tadidacy does not followl constituencies.n. >> i think you're seeing his candidacy does not follow normal constituencies.. >> i think you're seeing his candidacy does not follow normal constituencies. >> i think you're seeing his candidacy does not follow normal constituencies. can he play in traditionally blue states. it is based on the trade issue. can he build and bring. so it is being covered, but in a different way. >> so after nbc reported that
fec has no record of trump converting his personal loans to donations, he tweeted the very dishonest nbc refuses to accept the fact that i have for given my $15 million loan to high campaign, done deal. fair to nbc to report this. >> it's absolutely fair for nbc to report this. that is with a journalism is. someone says something and you check it out, you go to the source and -- >> doesn't mean he's not going to do it. just not official yet. >> he said so far there is not paperwork. he could file paperwork up until that day. which is how you report out a story. and oos doing typical of what he would do. he has shown that he can very effectively go to war media. whether banning the "washington post" with no real repercussions so far, or even calling us disgusting slime in rallies to rev his crowd up. this is a winning message for him. >> it's been a tough campaign
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♪ tresiba® ready ♪ the federal election commission deadlocks federal election commission deadlocked along partisan lines on whether fox news broke the law in cleveland last august. republican members blocked an effort to punish fox for supposedly making an illegal corporate contribution to the seven candidates in that early evening debate. i sat down with lee goodman p. >> what disturbed you about the allegations? >> i think it's dangerous anytime someone tries to use the power of the federal government to second guess, regulate and even punish newsroom editorial decisions about what to cover. >> do you believe that your did that he can colleagues were
targeting fox news for perhaps political reason sthsdidthat he targeting fox news for perhaps political reason sths. >> i think the morrow found issue is that all news rooms have to look over share shoulder to engage in editorial decisions about how many candidates they want to cover and in what format. >> the fec operatines under a legal press exemption. >> so here we have a statute that tells us we have no regulatory jurisdiction over news and news coverage and yet the fec persists this trying to regulate and in this indicate there were votes that came very close to punishing tox ne ining. rights are on thin ice. >> and joining us now, chief congress at correspondent. so why should the federal government be reviewing a
network's decision? >> as the commissioner said, there is an exemption for the press for a reason. they're supposed to use editorial judgment as all the networks have done to decide who gets to be on that debate stage. often they use polling situation or what is practical. you can't have 20 people up on the stage. so they made the decision to have the undercard decision and expand the number of candidates who voters could watch. and now the federal government says, hey, we may levy a fine on you, we may punish you because it's somehow an election issue that you're aiding the candidates in some way. >> a government investigation with the 3-3 deadlock, it seems partisan. what is your take? >> i also heard lee goodman talk. is this not the only time they
have tried to stick their hand in to the editorial world.this have tried to stick their hand in to the editorial world. they have talked about regulating the campaign ads that are free. so they want to get their hand in this and i think it has to do with the fact that conservative media has broken through on the overall control of the media by the left. and now conservatives are getting their say and i think it's making the democrats on these boards not just the fe krmt, but the fcc, as well, makes them uncomfortable. the >> and cnn also changed their debate format allowing carly fiorina. but i'm with you on the press exemption. it doesn't seem like there was a compelling reason to cast aside that press exemption and say this was some kind of contribution. of course people should hear from all 17 the at that time candidates running for president. >> you would think it would be a benefit for all voters to be
able to see more of the candidates instead of shutting out seven additional candidates. and in this case with cnn, there was no complaint, but they should have examined the whole of it. >> it started with a complaint from a rather obscure candidate. quick last question. fox face as potentially massive fine here. so does this send a chilling message to news organizations as far as future debates? >> i think it sends a freezing message. i've been this the room when fox has planned these debates. and if you know you'll incur the wrath of a big government organization,this the room when has planned these debates. and if you know you'll incur the wrath of a big government organization, who wouldn't think twice? there are smaller institutions that can never afford to take on the federal government the way tox news probably could have done. >> case ending in a deadlock. thanks us. after the break, should the
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ted koeppel has ted koeppel has earned the right to his strong opinions after a half century career with abc news. and one of those opinions is that he cavalierly dismisses social media. he clearly misses what he thinks is a golden age of television journalism. i have a great respect for ted, but my views are very different. and this week we had a chance to debate at california state university. former defense secretary, cia chief, and congressman, leon
panetta served as our moderator. koppel saying, the proliferation of media outlets had hurt abc, nbc, and cbs and then broadened his indictment. >> that kind of constitution has led to the diminution of network news divisions, long before twitter came along. long before facebook came along. long before snapshots. snapchats? they keep throwing around the world democracy. there has been a democracization of communication in this country. more people, more individuals are able to get into the dialogue. and we look upon that as though, because the word democracy is somehow attached to it, that it is necessarily a good thing. i think it's a disaster. we do not live in a democracy. we live in a republic.
>> it sounds like you would prefer the days when the megaphones were largely limited to these media organizations and that you feel like a lot of people out there aren't particularly informed and maybe shouldn't carry much weight. >> well, to a certain extent, that's correct. >> i tried to counter the notion that card-carrying journalist always know best. >> everybody in america now gets to be their own editor of the raw video, of what the politicians said and the reports, and pdf files are now available to everybody. you can compile your own magazine online. >> returns to the campaign and judy woodruff and i disagreed when panetta asked whether or not the media had created donald trump. i had says rallies had gotten too much free air time, but -- >> a lot of this was trump doing interviews, and yes, he should not have been able to call into the sunday shows. he should have had to show up on camera.
but, in those interviews, some of them, certainly not all of them, he was subjected to real journalistic questioning. i am very much in favor of that. i was able to interview him in his campaign five times and i did not give him an easy time. >> i have a different view. i think when you get almost $2 billion worth of free media coverage, it makes a difference. donald trump started out not being taken very seriously as a candidate. >> which was a mistake. >> that's true. in retrospect. but at the time, he was not taken seriously. he was a reality tv star, who had strong opinions. >> i'll give koppel the last word as why he relies on real journalists as opposed to millions of citizen journalists to deliver the facts. >> it's not that we are smarter than you are. we're not. when i say, "we," i mean journalists. it's just that you're engaged in being lawyers and doctors and carpenters and plumbers.
you have work that occupies 10, 12, 18 hours of your day, every day. and what we as journalists used to do in this country, was spend our 10, 12, 16 hours a day covering the news. and trying to do it in as objective as a fashion as we could. >> the problem is that so many people have lost confidence in our ability to be objective, and thanks to social media, they can now be heard. the good, the bad, and the ugly. still to come, cnn now dogged by internal criticism for hiring donald trump's fired campaign manager and humiliation as he is now disavowing his new book. to help prevent another one. a bayer aspirin regimen is one of those steps in helping prevent another stroke. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.
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this is also unpopular among some journalists at cnn, as morning cohost allison camarata acknowledged in an interview with the network's newest contributor. >> turns out not everybody is a fan of the decision. and i think that the crux of that criticism is that you never seemed to be a big fan of the press, or to have much respect for the press. >> i don't think that's true. i think what you have is if you look at the individuals i worked closely with on a day-to-day basis, we had great relationships. i have great relationships with the media. look, i love everybody. i love you, right? >> but not a lot of love from columnists ripping cnn over the move. i don't blame lewandowski for seizing opportunity, but especially in light of his nondisclosure contract from trump, what kind of information are they getting. >> i think this is mr. trump's best speech of the presidential cycle, candidly. >> i think you get the idea, candidly. the supreme court, threw out the corruption conviction of bob mcdonnell. mcconnell's bribery convictions tossed.
terry mcauliffe is the current governor of virginia. on a scale of 1 to 10, naming the wrong guy, that's 11. the editor has apologized for an embarrassing error. gay talese is disavowing his own book. "the voyeur's motel" relies heavily on the owner of a colorado hotel who says he secretly spied on guests for decades. that owner insists his tales are trues, but after property records showed an eight-year period where he didn't own the hotel, the 84-year-old talese is calling him certifiably unreliable and dishonorable. he said later that he's not totally disavowing the book. must have been some heated phone calls there with the publisher. that is it for this edition of "media buzz." i'm howard kurtz. we hope you like us on our facebook page, become part of the conversation. you can talk at me on twitter @howardkurtz or write to us, email@example.com.
we're back here next sunday. you know where to find us with the latest buzz. >> i'm shannon breen in for chris wallace. hillary clinton faces the fbi, as a private meeting between her husband and attorney general loretta lynch causes a political firestorm. >> hillary is so guilty, and how that's not being pursued properly, he opened up a pandora's box. >> now lynch is making assurances the meeting won't influence the investigation into clinton's private e-mail server. >> i certainly wouldn't do it again. because i think it has cast a shadow over what it should not. >> today, congressman xavier becerra, a clinton supporter and possible running mate on criticism the case is politically tainted as well as the impact of the benghazi report on the 2016 race. it's a "fox news