Skip to comments.Rachel Maddow and others call on networks not to broadcast Trump coronavirus press conferences
Posted on 03/21/2020 5:18:59 PM PDT by Steely Tom
The Trump press conferences are a problem for the anti-Trump media, because they give Trump direct access to viewers with minimal filtering by the networks.
Donald Trumps daily press conferences, attended by numerous senior health and other officials, are a must-watch. Enormous information is provided by officials, and Trump signals where he thinks the crisis is going. Trump spends an hour or more taking reporter questions, some of which are hostile.
The press conferences almost certainly have large audiences, and have contributed to polling that shows strong support among the public for Trumps handling of the crisis.
This is a problem for Democrats, as I reported in Biden has all but disappeared during Wuhan coronavirus crisis, as #WhereIsJoe? trends. Bidens disappearance has been noticed by Democrats, particularly Bernie supporters. Peter Daou, a longtime Hillary supporter, tweeted his frustration:
People, I mean this sincerely: #whereisjoe?
Trump is in front of the cameras every day, reassuring people, putting on the appearance of leadership.
Where is #Biden? Why isnt he dominating the airwaves??
And: Two new polls show Trump with majority approval on his handling of the #pandemic.
If Dem leaders think this crisis will definitely damage him, they are greatly mistaken.
If they cede the appearance of leadership to him, its a major problem.
Thats pretty rich coming from someone who worked for the two newspapers that pushed the Russia-collusion hoax for three years, almost alwasy based on anonymous source that didnt pan out.
But calls to shut down the live press conference broadcasts are even richer coming from the queen of Russia-collusion conspiracy theorists, Rachel Maddow.
Maddow, you will recall, is an Alex-Jones-level conspiracy pusher, the difference being that Jones has been deplatformed while Maddow has a prime time show on MSNBC that feeds off Resistance paranoia and venom. I covered Maddows history in Again We Ask: Why Isnt Rachel Maddow Treated Like Other Crazy Conspiracy Theorists?
Heres Maddow using prime time to call for the media to censor Trump:
I know we ought to be getting used to this kind of thing by now, but Im not. President Trump today, again, just flat-out wrong in public about this malaria drug that has gotten stuck in his mind, quite some distance from the facts, Maddow said on her show.
If the president does end up saying anything true, you can run it as tape but if he keeps lying like this every day on stuff this important, all of us should stop broadcasting it. Honestly, its gonna cost lives, she added on the program.
There is a chorus of liberal journalists and activists calling for the networks to stop the broadcasts, under the #StopTheBriefings Twitter hashtag.
I hope Trump does the briefings and takes questions 7 days a week. These are the most transparent sessions Ive seen in any president in my lifetime.
The media can criticize Trump all it wants, but the call to censor the press conferences simply confirms that they are not journalists, but as Prof. Glenn Reynolds says, Democrats With Bylines.
The Congressional Dems control the media. This is censorship.
poor poor Mad-cow.
This is going too far. He is our President and she is in open rebellion during a stated National Crisis. Who the hell does she think she is? She must be removed from the air for National Security purposes.
Mental illness will make liberals say the stupidest things.
“...This is going too far. He is our President and she is in open rebellion during a stated National Crisis. Who the hell does she think she is? She must be removed from the air for National Security purposes....”
Agree. It works for me and probably for a lot of other Americans.
In a time of national crisis, BS like her/it needs to be turned off.
“Maddow, you will recall, is an Alex-Jones-level conspiracy pusher ...”
Jones doesn’t deserve that. She’s far worse, and she will never be kicked off of any platform.
Eff the ‘Cow
Madcow has just confirmed she deserves that nickname.
It’s almost Killing Time. And she doesn’t know it.
These scunbags need to remember that there is a rage building.
The United State of America owns PBS. The full daily briefings should be broadcast live on all PBS channels and rebroadcast at 8pm each day.
I think there is a “Silver Alert” out for old what’s his name.
“If they cede the appearance of leadership to him, its a major problem.”
“...the appearance of leadership”? He is our leader, and we are in a crisis. Maddow and her fellow travelers are beneath contempt.
Besides, what kind of parents would name their son “Rachel”?
So democracy really does die in darkness.
“Where is #Biden? Why isnt he dominating the airwaves??”
Probably laying low and smiling as he watches Trump fight this nightmare combo of an economic crash and “Katrina”. The market has given up all stock market gains since Trump got into office and each day it just gets worse.
I see no upside to Biden doing much now while the whole world is fixated 24x7 on covid-19. However I did read that Biden wants to give daily briefings which would be ridiculous.
Shes an idiot as Americans have a right to this information. Madow would rather have people die than get potential life-saving news from Trump. These people are sick.
We need the briefings. We do NOT need journalists.
They are hate-filled freaks.
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