Chung Blames Husband for Tabloid Journalism’s Rise

By Andrew Gauthier 


Thursday night’s “Reel Journalism with Nick Clooney” event at the Newseum was a conversation with married news-couple Connie Chung and Maury Povich about the current state of journalism.

But the event, which also featured a screening of the 90s film “The Paper,” turned a tad uncomfortable when Chung started to mock her husband, even blaming him at times for the tabloidization of media.


“The pendulum has swung largely because of him,” Chung blurted out when Clooney asked Povich about tabloid journalism. (It’s something he knows plenty about, having practiced it for 20-plus years on his eponymous show.) More…