WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump agreeing to soften his rhetoric when he meets with House Speaker Paul Ryan later this week, the Democratic National Convention, and former top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Joe Percoco.
People with good minds can be very passionate. Take the case of the current Presidential election cycle. We hear from people of all political persuasions who are quite sure that we are being blatantly unfair, usually about Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton. Now don’t get me wrong – when the Massachusetts primary rolled around I voted for Bernie. I had announced that I would because I believe that journalists have a responsibility to let their audiences know where they are coming from. I have interviewed both Bernie and Hillary on the air so I am very surprised at some of the vitriol we have heard about the station’s alleged “position” (we never take sides) in favor of Hillary. I try to be fair on our daily Roundtable panel. I have explained that I think Bernie is right on the major issues. I have also explained that I believed Hillary would capture more of the centrist voters and be more electable.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses opinions of Ted Cruz in American politics, protests in California outside a Donald Trump rally, and Massachusetts' residents get to pick their delegates to go to the GOP convention.