Peter Kafka & Kara Swisher , Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Kara Swisher: Journalists must be 'tougher on everybody'

22 Dec 2016 • 55 min • EN
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Recode co-founder and Executive Editor Kara Swisher talks with Peter Kafka about why the media needs to be tougher and more skeptical in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Swisher says journalists too often behave like "stenographers," lazily relaying what people say without interrogating their ideas. She also discusses the rise of fake news on platforms like Facebook, how she worked her way up from the mailroom at the Washington Post and why she and Recode co-founder Walt Mossberg sold the site to Vox Media in 2015. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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