Jean Guerrero on covering Larry Elder, Gavin Newsom, and the California recall

08.26.2021 - By Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter

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Los Angeles Times columnist Jean Guerrero, an outspoken critic of Larry Elder, discusses the fraught media environment around the California gubernatorial recall, and why Elder is such a contentious candidate. She discusses different narratives about Gavin Newsom's time as governor and the recent increase in national news coverage of the recall effort. She says Elder's standoffs with the press hurt the public: "He's not being challenged on what he's actually proposing because he's refusing to talk to reporters who actually know what he stands for."

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