Majority Of Americans Don’t Think Media Understand Them, Ex-Starbucks CEO Shakes Up 2020 Presidential Race

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Former Starbucks CEO and Chairman Howard Schultz looks out at the audience during a book promotion tour, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in New York. Democrats across the political spectrum lashed out at the billionaire businessman on Monday after he teased the prospect of an independent 2020 bid, a move Democrats fear would split their vote and all but ensure President Donald Trump’s re-election. Kathy Willens/AP Photo

New research finds a majority of Americans believe the news media doesn’t understand them or properly represent their stories. We discuss the results and what might change. We also talk about how former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s potential run for the 2020 Presidential race as an independent could add another plot twist.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Derrell Connor Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Mike Wagner Guest
  • Samara Klar Guest