Politics Podcast: How Should The Media Cover Stormy Daniels’s Story?


Stormy Daniels described an alleged affair with President Trump in a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday night. Daniels also said that she was threatened with physical violence if she went public with the story. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast team debates how the media, and FiveThirtyEight in particular, should cover the allegations.

The crew also dives into new Pew Research Center data showing that Americans are as divided as ever along demographics variables like education, age, race and gender. And, after the weekend’s “March For Our Lives” events they look at how polling on gun laws has evolved and whether the issue is likely to affect the midterms.

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