The Stan Simpson Show – Media’s role in covering elections

Rich Hanley, Assoc. Prof. of Journalism; Quinnipiac University joins Stan to talk about coverage of the presidential election and whether profits are the driving force.

The news media has come under scrutiny during this election cycle.  This week we saw the Vice Presidential candidates debate.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine is criticizing his debate opponent, Republican Mike Pence, for saying "that Mexican thing" during their Tuesday faceoff.

Kaine says Pence has shown disrespect to "an entire group of people who are entitled to dignity and respect."

Pence made the comment as he tried to brush aside criticism of Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants being criminals and rapists.