A Conversation With Investigative Journalist David Corn

A Conversation With Investigative Journalist David Corn

Journalist David Corn talks about his latest scoop: audiotape of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s aides mocking would-be political rival, actress Ashley Judd. Corn talks with Diane about investigative journalism and the state of politics today.

David Corn has been an investigative journalist for more than 20 years. During the recent presidential election, Corn published the now-infamous "47 percent" video of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Now, Corn has another secret tape: this one of Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell. He’s heard talking about using damaging personal information against would-be candidate Ashley Judd. McConnell has called the tape an invasion of privacy, but Corn insists it was obtained legally and he won’t reveal his source. Diane talks with Mother Jones’ Washington Bureau Chief David Corn about the Romney and McConnell tapes and investigative reporting in the digital age.

Guests

David Corn

Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine, recipient of the 2012 George Polk Award for Political Reporting and author of "47 Percent: Uncovering the Romney Video That Rocked the 2012 Election."

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