Reliable Sources

Reliable Sources

The story behind the story -- how news and pop culture get made. Sundays at 11am ET and online all the time! @BrianStelter is the host.

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The @HiddenTribesUS  report shows that "there ARE extremes," true believers on the left and the right, "but there's a fair amount of the population that is open to moving," open to persuasion about issues like impeachment, @PeterTColeman1  says

Coming up: Are smartphones fueling the political divide? @brianstelter  has the results of a startling new study. Watch Reliable Sources, 11am ET on @CNN 

“I think we’re all losing,” says @Olivianuzzi  on the messaging war on impeachment. “It’s like comparing a Ken Burns documentary to like the Wizard of Oz. One side is dealing with facts…and the other side is just kind of throwing things at the walls, seeing what will stick.”

"There's a lot of new information that we ought to be seeking, particularly about the president's relations and conversations with Vladimir Putin" and other leaders, @carlbernstein  says

Republican political consultant @LizMair  says Rep. Devin Nunes "is using litigation as a cudgel to stifle my free speech, which is contrary to the Constitution, in my opinion."

>> @carlbernstein : Trump is "not wrong that readers, viewers need to be careful about evaluating the information based on anonymous sources. But we would know nothing in this country were it not for the use of anonymous sources..."

How smartphones are reshaping how we all consume information: "It doesn't matter how smart you are or your politics, we're all going to be kind of ending up in a little bit of a bubble one way or another, and we have to work hard to get outside of that..."


"As a a former Russia analyst .. I am convinced that the President of the United States is in thrall to Vladimir Putin," says Lt. Col. Ralph Peters

"President Trump is the leader of the United States. He is also a liar. This has been well-documented. Lying was a big part of his business strategy ... Now, as commander in chief, he misleads the public constantly": discusses the media calling a lie a lie

Here it is -- the segment that spawned a thousand tweets -- @CenkUygur  and @BrianStelter  on @CNN  this morning

Glenn Greenwald says we shouldn't "just blindly and uncritically accept the claims of the intelligence community..."

BuzzFeed reporter on his story: “I have further confirmation that this is right. We are being told to stand our ground … The same sources that we used in that story are standing behind it, as are we.”