Networks cut away from coronavirus briefing
Amid growing calls from critics to stop carrying the White House daily briefings live, every network -- outside of Fox -- cut away on Monday from the press conference. The broadcast networks chose to tune out for the evening news. And MSNBC and CNN both made the decision to also tune out. Fox, however, carried it in full...
CNN and MSNBC fire back after White House slams decision
White House spokesman Judd Deere knocked CNN and MSNBC for tuning out, referring to the decision as "disgraceful" and lavishing praise on Fox for streaming the whole thing. A CNN spox fired back, “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.” An MSNBC spox told me the network cut away because the information at the briefing no longer appeared to add value to the discussion on public health.