The conflict between President Trump and the mainstream media continues as CNN has just been accused of not airing the president’s comments at his White House briefing regarding the Coronavirus. Instead, the news network only started airing the briefing when Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci began to speak.
This comes after both Don Lemon and Rachel Maddow have made calls for news networks to stop airing President Trump’s remarks, and the calls have been criticized for inciting censorship, which is something that many feel the media should not be calling for during a time of turmoil.
Specifically, when speaking on-air to Chris Cuomo, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, Don Lemon argued, “I don’t think that you should really listen to what he says, you should listen to what the experts say” in reference to the President.
He added, “I’m not actually sure… that we should carry that live. I think we should run snippets.”
Since being elected, President Trump has consistently slammed the media, calling it “Fake News.”
And, with the accusation that the media is censoring information during a time where the growing threat of COVID-19 is uncertain, this only adds a strain to the relationship voters already have with the media.