Did Boston Media Drop The Ball With Ortiz Interviews? Former Red Sox player David Ortiz broke his recent media silence this week, but reporters mostly avoided questions about his shooting in the Dominican Republic earlier this year, including his thoughts on a potential motive.

Why Did CNN Bring Lewandowski On After He Admitted To Lying? Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski admitted in Congress this week that he does not feel a need to be honest with the media, but the cable network still brought him on for an interview in the name of grilling him on camera.

The New York Times Gets Criticized For Edit On Kavanaugh Book Excerpt: Last week the New York Times published an adaptation from a forthcoming book by two of its reporters with new allegations against Justice Kavanaugh, reportedly witnessed by a former classmate. The alleged victim says she does not remember the crime; the published excerpt initially did not contain the part about the woman not remembering it, although it was added later in an editor’s note.

Rants & Raves: 09/20/19
The panel reviews this week in media.

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Adam Reilly of WGBH News; Lylah Alphonse of U.S. News & World Report; Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University; and Mike Nikitas, former NECN anchor.