Beat the Press

March 8, 2013: BTP: Menendez

Clip | 7m 20s

For better or worse, tip-offs from opposition researchers are an ingrained part of political journalism. But several mainstream media outlets took a pass when politicaloperatives tried to hand-off a story about Sen. Bob Menendez. What gave the reporters cold feet? How do you vet such stories?

Aired: 03/08/13

Rating: NR

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