Arianna Huffington, William Kristol: “How Does the Media Speak to the Middle Class”

Watch video of “How Does the Media Speak to the Middle Class,” a public conversation between Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, and William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard.

The talk took place Monday, March 21, at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium as part of the university’s annual Impact Symposium.

Ben Smith, senior political writer for Politico, will serve as moderator for both events. Smith previously was a political columnist for the New York Daily News and started three of New York City’s political blogs – The Polliticker, The Daily Politics and Room Eight.

Huffington is the author of 13 books and co-host of public radio’s political roundtable program “Left, Right and Center” and “Both Sides Now,” a weekly syndicated show with Mary Matalin moderated by Mark Green. In 2005 she launched The Huffington Post, which has become one of the most widely read and cited news and blog websites. In 2006, she was named to the “Time 100,” Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

Kristol helped found The Weekly Standard in 1995 and is a leading political analyst and commentator appearing regularly on Fox News Sunday and Fox News Channel. Prior to starting The Weekly Standard, he led the Project for the Republican Future. He also served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and to Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Ronald Reagan. He has taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.