The impending Mueller indictment had all the Sunday talk shows scrambling. Some of the shows scrapped all preparation they must have done earlier in the week and focused entirely on the investigation. Other shows managed to talk about other issues like tax reform, Senator Jeff Flake’s retirement, and the opioid crisis… in addition to the indictment speculation and predictions.
Similarly, the Mueller indictment had the Polilogue team scrambling as well! We chose to get this episode out a day earlier, because while the media coverage of the Mueller investigation will quickly change once the charges and suspects are announced— we think it’s still important to review the media’s ability to analyze and cover an ever-evolving story.
We also discuss the depiction of the opioid crisis by politicians trying to address the issue and from local heroes trying to save lives in their own communities. If you would like to listen to a specific segment from today’s episode, you can jump straight to that chapter:
- Mueller Indictment
- Opioid Crisis
- Show Rankings
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The Sunday political shows discussed this week: