REPORT: White House spokesman rips CNN and MSNBC for cutting away from coronavirus briefing

MARCH 24, 2020

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A White House spokesman slammed CNN and MSNBC for tuning away from a press briefing providing updates on the coronavirus pandemic. Deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere ripped the networks on Monday night for cutting away from the task force’s briefing, thanking Fox News for covering nearly the entire event after the network only stopped its coverage toward the end of the news conference.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Pretty disgraceful that @CNN and @MSNBC have both cut away from this @WhiteHouse briefing with @realDonaldTrump and @Mike_Pence during a global pandemic. Thank you to @FoxNews for keeping Americans informed. #COVID19,” said Deere.

The move from the networks came after MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow made the suggestion last week, arguing that the briefings serve as an opportunity for President Trump to spread “misinformation” that will “cost lives.”

Spokespeople for both CNN and MSNBC responded to Deere’s tweet, with a CNN representative telling the Hill, “If the White House wants to ask for time on the network, they should make an official request. Otherwise, we will make our own editorial decisions.” According to the MSNBC representative, the network tuned away “because the information no longer appeared to be valuable to the important ongoing discussion around public health.”

Worldwide, coronavirus cases are hitting over 370,000, with more than 16,000 deaths recorded since the outbreak in Wuhan. Estimates indicate a little over 100,000 patients with coronavirus have recovered.


***LATEST UPDATE:

*Coronavirus cases worldwide: 395,579

*Total confirmed deaths: 17,234

*Recovered patients: 103,732

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