No Dumb Q&A with Debra Saunders and James Lileks
Covering Trump
by Ricochet
1y ago
To round out the Covering Trump podcast, we’ve put host Debra Saunders in the guest chair. Fellow newsie James Lileks is gets her elaborations on the unique world of the White House beat—made all the more unique for the unprecedented President she was covering. They bond over being the “weird” ones in a newsroom with a large consensus; Debra describes the kabuki that takes place in the briefing... Source ..read more
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The Interview
Covering Trump
by Ricochet
1y ago
Of all necessary qualities that make a real-deal reporter, persistence is paramount. It took four press secretaries and more than three and a half years for Debra to score her exclusive interview with President Donald J. Trump. But she did get it. In the whistle-stop motion of Trump on the campaign trail, her one-on-one wasn’t quite what she expected. Listen in for the hard-won scoop! Source ..read more
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Travels with Trump
Covering Trump
by Ricochet
1y ago
During the four years Debra Saunders covered the White House, she was in for a trip around the world with Donald Trump. There were legs on presidential motorcades and even Air Force One. From Riyadh to Singapore and Warsaw to Las Vegas, she witnessed the president breaking the presidential travel playbook on four continents. Debra was a witness to Trump’s unorthodox approach to dealing with allies... Source ..read more
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Trump Talk, Turnover and Tweets
Covering Trump
by Ricochet
1y ago
Donald Trump’s inauguration was one like no other. From his talk of American carnage to the belligerent mobs who heckled his supporters, it was a peculiar scene that kicked off an unusual presidency. It was also the beginning of a novelty in the news cycle. Twitter gave the vociferous Commander in Chief his own press briefing room, and Debra wades into how this left the media, critics and his own... Source ..read more
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The Battle For Access
Covering Trump
by Ricochet
1y ago
How exactly does a regional reporter shine through the shadows of big cable stars? It’s no cakewalk, but our host Debra Saunders explains how she navigated passed the gatekeepers of the White House Correspondents Association, got a seat and got answers. In the highly competitive territory of covering the White House, getting the administration’s attention is the game. From the stresses of “pool... Source ..read more
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Welcome to Trumpworld
Covering Trump
by Ricochet
1y ago
There are career changes and then there are career changes. When Debra Saunders repositioned from conservative columnist to White House correspondent, she might have assumed it would be something like the former. But Donald Trump has a tendency of altering expectations. Unmarred by the self-serving character typical of accounts by those deorbited from Trump’s gravity, her story involves the highs... Source ..read more
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Covering Trump Trailer
Covering Trump
by Ricochet
1y ago
Debra J. Saunders’ new series will take us into the ever-exciting, if perpetually nerve wracking, adventure as a White House Correspondent for The Las Vegas Review-Journal. Source ..read more
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No Dumb Questions with Debra J. Saunders and James Lileks
Covering Trump
by The Ricochet Audio Network
1y ago
To round out the Covering Trump podcast, we've put host Debra Saunders in the guest chair. Fellow newsie James Lileks is gets her elaborations on the unique world of the White House beat—made all the more unique for the unprecedented President she was covering. They bond over being the "weird" ones in a newsroom with a large consensus; Debra describes the kabuki that takes place in the briefing room; she explains the challenges Trump's staff went through, along with the ones she had as a reporter hoping to get in a fair question. Join us one last time as we delve into White House press corp an ..read more
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The Interview
Covering Trump
by The Ricochet Audio Network
1y ago
Of all necessary qualities that make a reporter, persistence is paramount. It took four press secretaries and more than three and a half years for Debra to score her exclusive interview with President Donald J. Trump. But she got it. In the whistle-stop motion of Trump on the campaign trail, her one-on-one wasn’t quite what she expected. Listen in for the hard-won scoop! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Covid Calls
Covering Trump
by The Ricochet Audio Network
1y ago
Now we go back to the early days of 2020 when America confronted a great unknown, a plague that eventually would take more than a million American lives. The country did not set aside partisan differences in the face of a scary new enemy. Some stayed at home. Others scoffed at the threat. Trump delivered a vaccine in record time. Relive the lock down, the mask controversies, the waves of positive Covid tests that walloped the West Wing. California locked up and Trump still held rallies. It was, after all, an election year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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