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Interview With Dan Abrams: Law And Crime In The Age Of Mass Media

Dan Abrams joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the culture’s consumption of crime and our history with legal media coverage.

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Dan Abrams is the chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News and host of “Live PD.” On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, host Ben Domenech and Abrams discuss how Americans learn more about our justice system from media coverage of high profile legal cases than coverage of politics.

“There is very little policy coverage. It’s all about the horserace,” Abrams said. “It is so hard to cover policy and it is so easy to cover politics, and I would argue that covering the criminal justice system is somewhere in between.”

They also discuss the future of cable news, our obsession with popular crime, and Abrams’ new book, “Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy.”

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