You have to wonder about CNN’s priorities as a “news organization.” The network has taken to cutting away from the daily White House coronavirus task force briefings, which on most days provide vital information about the progress of the pandemic from the nation’s leading health authorities.
Last night, CNN cut away from the briefing when My Pillow’s Mike Lindell took the podium in the White House Rose Garden to share information about how his company is repurposing its factories to produce N95 masks. When a patriotic American details sacrifices he is making on the homefront in wartime, as is the case now in a very real sense, he deserves an audience.
Last week, the White House slammed the CNN along with MSNBC for its habit of cutting away from the coronavirus task force briefings. White House spokesman Judd Deere took to Twitter, admonishing the networks for their dereliction and saluting Fox News for providing nonstop coverage:
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
— Judd Deere (@JuddPDeere45) March 23, 2020
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A CNN spokesperson shot 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.”
So what do those decisions include? Have a look:
CNN: “We need to stop broadcasting Trump’s press conferences because it’s a just a circus and unhelpful in informing the public about coronavirus.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 31, 2020
This segment ran, mind you, for two minutes and twenty seconds. That’s an eternity in the world of TV. To appreciate just how long it is, have someone phone you, and allow the phone to ring for nearly two and a half minutes.
This is when Trump derangement syndrome turns deadly.