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War Of Words: Nunes Feud With Fresno Bee Gains National Attention

Devin Nunes
In a video from his Facebook page, Devin Nunes is seen calling the Fresno Bee's reporting "fake news."

A new survey released last week by the Poynter Institute suggests that Americans trust their local media more than many national news outlets. But charges of "fake news" aren't the exclusive domain of President Donald Trump. In fact, attacks on news coverage are becoming more common at the local level.

One of the highest profile examples is right here in Central California, specifically the on-going feud between Tulare Representative Devin Nunes and the Fresno Bee. Journalist Alexandra Jaffe of VICE News Tonight recently examined the issue for a national broadcast on HBO. She joined us to talk about the problems journalism faces today and why calls for increased transparency in the reporting process are valid. 

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of KVPR / Valley Public Radio. He has led the station through major programming changes, the launch of KVPR Classical and the COVID-19 pandemic. Under his leadership the station was named California Non-Profit of the Year by Senator Melissa Hurtado (2019), and won a National Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting (2022).