The White House is sharply criticizing a decision by a Seattle-area NPR station to stop airing the coronavirus task force press briefings.
This as President Trump's approval ratings match his record high, and his approval on handling coronavirus is even higher, topping 60%.
NPR station KUOW announced it will not be airing the briefing live anymore "due to a pattern of false or misleading information that cannot be fact checked in real time.” The station said I will still share all news relevant to its listeners.
According to Daily Caller, a White House spokesman reacted by stating:
“It’s not surprising, but also a failure of their duty to the American people, that some media outlets would choose to block their audiences from receiving accurate, up-to-date information on President Trump’s whole-of-government approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19. No other Administration has been as transparent and as accessible as this one, and we will continue to make sure this Nation hears from its leaders and top health experts during this global pandemic.”
Bill Johnson says
Time to defund NPR. Long since past time.
Kristi House-Jorcyk says
It so open resistance to anything and everything related to POTUS. These people are so small and bitter that rather than getting mad we are sad for them.
Jim Muskett says
Doesn't NPR have a "must carry" obligation during a declared National Emergency?