David Mayhew on CSPAN: How Media Misleads the Public about Congress

Publication date 
January 11, 2018

This summer Professor David Mayhew participated in a C-SPAN roundtable discussion on congressional history and reform. Mayhew starts the discussion by stating that he is “not a disfunctionalist” when it comes to Congress, and points out that there is “too much media beat up on Congress. ” He goes on to list four instances on how the media misleads the public about the role of Congress. Watch the clip below: