Journalism

Behind the scenes of covering headline committee hearings
Undercover Capitol: taking you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

Photojournalists’ cameras lie on the floor in front of the witness table shortly before a House Oversight committee hearing (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call).

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify before two House committees on Wednesday, an event that will no doubt get wall-to-wall coverage from the news media, despite the fact the Mueller is unlikely to actually say anything new.

Obama, Journalism and the Facts
President lectures media on the facts, but leaves out a few of his own

According to Obama, journalists have accepted every word Donald Trump said uncritically – a view as at odds with reality as the anything the president was referring to when he complained about the growing “sense that facts don’t matter.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Barack Obama made a number of excellent points in his remarks at a Monday journalism award dinner honoring the late, great New York Times reporter Robin Toner , who died from complications of colon cancer at age 54  right after Obama’s 2008 election.  

But his lecture on how we ought to be conducting ourselves might have gone down better if he had done more as president to support the kind of work that he rightly said “undergirds our democracy.”