As Twitchy reported earlier, media hall monitor Brian Stelter was pimping a piece of his in which he mused about how President Trump’s lack of credibility could imperil the country were an actual emergency to appear, and that emergency just might be the coronavirus. Trump’s “war on truth” could cost lives.
Since the dawn of the Trump era, countless experts have warned that the president's lack of credibility would imperil the country in the event of an emergency.
As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, those fears may be coming true… https://t.co/vFo8MJZV7i
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 26, 2020
The president held a press conference Wednesday evening with members of the Centers for Disease Control to lay out the steps his administration is taking to prevent the coronavirus from spreading in the United States. With “countless experts” warning about the impending doom of the coronavirus under Trump’s leadership, CNN … decided to cut away from the press conference so as not to delay its town hall with Michael Bloomberg.
CNN cuts away from the White House's press briefing about the coronavirus to air their town hall with Michael Bloomberg.
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 27, 2020
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) February 26, 2020
This was such an important issue, Brian's network cut out of the press conference and none of his network's leading reporters, including Darcy, Tapper or Acosta tweeted about it.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 27, 2020
Aaaand CNN cuts away to a town hall.
I mean, I get that there's not a whole lot of news coming out of the White House in this thing, but…come on.
— Kai Ryssdal (@kairyssdal) February 27, 2020
You want to know why @CNN ratings are in the tank? In the middle of the @POTUS press conference from the White House briefing room regarding the Coronavirus, CNN cuts away to go to their Mayor Michael Bloomberg town hall.
— Westside Jeff (@WestsideJeff) February 27, 2020
CNN cuts away from Trump's briefing as soon as Anthony Fauci started talking about the details
— Nathaniel Weixel (@NateWeixel) February 26, 2020
What the hell would CNN cut away from the press conference on a pandemic?
— Joe Albanese ??? (@AlbaneseJoe) February 27, 2020
Beyond disappointed that @cnn and @msnbc cut away from the doctors briefing us on the coronavirus at White House press briefing. They have the information that we need right now. Media outlets need to take this more seriously.
— Tanya Bradsher (@TanyaBradsher08) February 27, 2020
Of course CNN cuts away from the part of the press conference where actual experts are offering useful information so that we can all hear some political punditry!
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) February 26, 2020
So @CNN cuts away from the actual experts to put on pundits to critique politicians' performance.
THIS IS NOT JOURNALISM. It does not help the public understand what is happening. It is grossly irresponsible.
Get it together CNN…
— Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) February 26, 2020
I can’t believe both CNN and MSNBC cut away from an actual Trump press conference.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) February 27, 2020
CNN cuts away from the health experts speaking about a public health crisis to a panel and John King for #reasons
— Pat Garofalo (@Pat_Garofalo) February 27, 2020
This is a legitimate public health crisis, maybe take it seriously?
— Chas Roades (@ChasRoades) February 27, 2020
CNN cuts away from the expert Dr. Anthony Fauci in favor of talking heads panel! #CoronavirusOutbreak
— OG Meteor 2020 (@OGblockchain) February 26, 2020
.#CNN: The #CoronavirusOutbreak situation is incredibly important and we're not so sure this administration is taking it seriously enough. Anyway, we need to cut away from this coronavirus press conference to Town Hall with @MikeBloomberg.
— T-Rex (@t_ricks96) February 27, 2020
And tomorrow CNN’s media team will be complaining again that Trump never holds press conferences.
Chutzpah alert! Brian Stelter warns that Trump’s ‘lack of credibility’ and ‘war on truth’ could put the country in coronavirus peril https://t.co/NpWmFPe79M
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 26, 2020