Battle Over Bolton’s Book: Trump Administration Tries To Silence A Critic: The Department of Justice is suing to stop publication of former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s look into the Trump White House, but the most explosive allegations have already been leaked to the press.

Too Credulous of Cops’ Accusations? Stories Of Retaliation Against Police Fall Apart: In the aftermath of the police killings of George Floyd, news organizations have pounced on incidents of alleged retaliation against the cops. Many of the stories turned out to be untrue, so why was the media not more skeptical?

Pence’s Coronavirus Victory Claim: Why Did WSJ Give The VP A Platform? The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed this week from Vice President Mike Pence, claiming we’ve beaten the coronavirus, and blaming the media for being alarmist. Should the Journal have better vetted the facts?

Rants & Raves: 06/25/20: The panel reviews the week in media.

On this week's edition of Beat The Press, Emily was joined by former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian, Lylah Alphonse formerly of U.S. News & World Report, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and former NECN anchor Mike Nikitas.