Briefing: Melissa Harris-Lacewell on Covering Progressive Causes

Briefing: Melissa Harris-Lacewell on Covering Progressive Causes

Briefing: Melissa Harris-Lacewell on Covering Progressive Causes

Lack of coverage of progressive movements and protests in the face of an angry and well-funded right wing can be disheartening. But they’re out there, fighting hard to keep a Tea Party-backed Republican party from winning races in the midterms.

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"We need to be covering the left as much as we cover, with anxiety, the right," notes Nation contributor and Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell. The lack of coverage of progressive movements, protests and actions in the face of a loud, angry and well-funded right wing can be disheartening. But we know they are out there, and in some cases fighting hard to keep a Tea Party backed Republican party from taking back seats in Congress during the midterms.

Harris-Lacewell joins us in studio to argue why progressives need to fight back against the mainstream media message for the upcoming elections.

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