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Max Fisher of the New York Times on media coverage of China, COVID-19, and Trump

Max Fisher of the New York Times on media coverage of China, COVID-19, and Trump

Update: 2020-06-04
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This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Max Fisher, one of The Interpreter columnists for the New York Times, on what U.S. media coverage got right — and wrong — about the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, and the concerning parallels between 2002 and 2020.

8:33 : American media coverage of the outbreak

15:14 : Dehumanizing the disease in China

22:17 : The role of the media in American political discourse

39:11 : Moving the American consensus point on China

Recommendations:

Max: The Farewell, by Lulu Wang. 

Kaiser: Eternal Life: A Novel, by Dara Horn.

This podcast was edited and produced by Kaiser Kuo and Jason MacRonald.

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Max Fisher of the New York Times on media coverage of China, COVID-19, and Trump

Max Fisher of the New York Times on media coverage of China, COVID-19, and Trump