It is a legitimately tough call for the networks and the cables to not show the President in this time of crisis. But if their reporting matches @nytimes and the President says he's doing it for free TV and ratings,it's time to cover them differently. For him its about him not us— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) April 6, 2020
"It’s the opposite of news because the information Trump dispenses is filled with misinformation. Airing it live, knowing Trump’s record for dishonesty, is professionally irresponsible." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch, editorial board. https://t.co/uRQQFHDvgG— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) April 5, 2020
CNN's boss, Jeff Zucker, said today his network will continue to carry the briefings live. https://t.co/ddDvnnKK8o He also said he's “probably spent more time on this topic than anything else."— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) March 30, 2020
No. 3 trending topic in America is #BoycottTrumpPressConferences on Twitter.— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) March 29, 2020
Do you find @realDonaldTrump’s press conferences about #coronavirus effective or ineffective? Useful info or his new rally?
Should TV networks continue to air these press conferences? #COVID19
What’s the justification for cable networks broadcasting Trump’s daily briefings?— Robert Reich (@RBReich) March 30, 2020
These aren’t news briefings. They're full of dangerous lies that put the public's health at risk.
Boycott the propaganda. Listen to public health experts.
Jeff Zucker was asked on a call today about the network's decision to carry the WH press briefings live. He defended CNN's decision to air them live, but also said the network has considered other options, including not airing parts of them. https://t.co/C4xrxJHIaI— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) March 30, 2020
I prefer a combo of 2 alternatives instead of not covering the President's COVID-19 press conferences:— Jill Wine-Banks (@JillWineBanks) March 30, 2020
1. Give @JoeBiden equal time to explain what he would do – specifically and
2. Always do immediate fact checking of what 45 says.
I have nothing against the Pillow Guy or what he says, but it is evidence once again that the Trump admin is unable to attract actual professionals to do the work of government and that these "press" conferences are just open-mic entertainments that should not be televised live. https://t.co/fCPHXS0Ngc— Richard Stengel (@stengel) March 31, 2020
They'll keep running Trump's daily campaign rallies unless we stop watching. Let's be part of the solution today.— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) April 1, 2020
To the mainstream media:— Robert Reich (@RBReich) April 2, 2020
The only news Trump makes at these “news briefings” is that his ego trumps the national interest. But this isn’t news. Stop covering them. https://t.co/DTgnXCh8xP