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Behind the News, 14 November 2020

Saturday 14 November 2020


Welcome to Behind The News, a podcast with our editor and co-founder James Harding from inside the Tortoise newsroom, where being behind the news is a point of pride. Travelling slower, but actually getting somewhere.

In this week’s episode, we consider the decision made by several US news networks to cut away from President Donald Trump when he made his recent statement claiming that he lost the election due to “illegal votes”. Our editors discuss whether this was the right thing to do – or a dangerous precedent. And we’re also joined by Andrew Neil, the broadcaster and founder of the upcoming channel GB News, and Mark Lukasiewicz, dean of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication in New York.