After much hand-wringing, media executives complied with the president’s request for prime-time air this week, to make his case for a border wall. Networks carried the Oval Office speech with plenty of fact-checking and analysis to follow, but faced backlash the next day for their decision.

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Jon Keller of WBZ News, Tom Fielder of Boston University, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and Adam Reilly of WGBH News.