Roundtable: Trump Versus The Media
Friday, October 4, 2019
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President Trump lashes out at the media amid new developments in the impeachment inquiry; a new California law will allow college student-athletes to use their image and likeness for paid work; and the San Diego Padres look for a new manager after another losing season.
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Matthew T. Hall, editorial and opinion director, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Matt Hoffman, reporter, KPBS News
Jay Paris, sports writer/author
President Donald Trump lashed out at the media this week as the House of Representatives heard new testimony in its impeachment inquiry. At one point, President Trump ended a bilateral news conference with the president of Finland by renewing his claim that CNN and other media outlets are the “enemy of the people.” The impeachment story is a backdrop to the 2020 presidential campaign. One of the leading democratic candidates, Senator Elizabeth Warren, rallied supporters in San Diego Thursday night.
Fair Pay to Play Act
Starting in 2023, student-athletes in California will be allowed to use their name and likeness for paid work, such as endorsement deals. The NCAA strongly opposes the new law, which stands in contrast to its rules on compensation for student-athletes. The law could potentially lead to restrictions on California universities participating in national championship events. It’s all part of the larger debate on whether the current system fairly compensates student-athletes.
Padres Begin Manager Search
For the 13th straight year, the San Diego Padres are sitting at home as the MLB postseason begins. After a strong start, the Padres compiled one of the worst records in the second half of the season. As a result, the search is on for a new manager as Andy Green was fired in September. Ownership is saying publicly 'heads will roll' if the Padres don’t compete for a playoff spot in 2020.
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