By Tank Murdoch @TheNatSent
(TNS) Earlier this week, the Seattle affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR), which is funded, in part, with federal tax dollars, decided to stop airing President Donald Trump’s daily coronavirus briefings.
“KUOW is monitoring White House briefings for the latest news on the coronavirus — and we will continue to share all news relevant to Washington State with our listeners,” the station said in a tweet, according to The Hill.
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“However, we will not be airing the briefings live due to a pattern of false or misleading information provided that cannot be fact checked in real time,” it added.
In other words, the station, which is run by Left-wing hacks of the same political ideology as the national leadership, arbitrarily claimed the president is ‘lying’ so, therefore, station managers stopped airing his briefings.
While the president at times embellishes, his briefings have been well-received and in fact, have led to bumps in his overall approval rating (which is really why this decision was made).
Question: How many times did the Seattle NPR affiliate stop airing broadcasts by that serial liar, Barack Obama? Or any other Democrat, for that matter? Don’t bother searching, we did; none.
The Seattle Police Officer’s Guild was rightfully unhappy with the decision and blasted the affiliate for denying city residents the opportunity to hear there president speak daily on an issue of such importance, especially in Washington, where the U.S. outbreak began.
On Wednesday, March 25, a local public access news affiliate announced it will no longer be airing the White House’s live press COVID-19 news briefings. SPOG President Mike Solan Released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/o5sCKBAvBb
— Seattle Police Officers Guild (@SPOG1952) March 26, 2021
What’s more, the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild stepped up.
“In light of the recent decisions made by a public news affiliate, SPOG will be live streaming all the White House’s press COVID-19 briefings on our social media channels,” SPOG president Mike Solan said in a statement posted to Twitter.
“This is not a time to play partisan politics. Seattle community members deserve the most up to date information during this crisis; this includes life saving medical information from our nation’s Surgeon General and top doctors,” the guild continued.
Solan continued on that, “we, at SPOG, see COVID-19 as a public safety issue and are continuing to do all we can to serve you and protect lives in our community.”
Needless to say, the White House was a little perturbed, as well.
“It’s not surprising, but also a failure of their duty to the American people, that some media outlets would choose to block their audiences from receiving accurate, up-to-date information on President Trump’s whole-of-government approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19,” White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere told the Daily Caller.
“No other Administration has been as transparent and as accessible as this one, and we will continue to make sure this Nation hears from its leaders and top health experts during this global pandemic.”
Conveniently, KUOW’s decision came after Left-wing media hacks like Rachel Maddow ‘suggested’ that news networks stop carrying the president’s daily coronavirus briefings because he ‘lies.’
But they get to (and do) all the time without recourse. Can you imagine their pathetic outcry if the president suggested some of them — the sacred ‘media’ — be pulled off the air for lying?
There would hardly be any news broadcasters left.
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