Loudmouth comedian Chelsea Handler is demanding that networks stop airing President Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefings, claiming that by showing the press conferences, the media is helping him spread “false information.”
“I think an ethical and health safety question all news orgs have to ask themselves–Is it responsible to air trump’s briefings every day, when he repeatedly gives Americans false information,” Handler tweeted on Sunday. “We are in a pandemic and you are helping spread his misinformation. You are not Fox.”
Last month, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow kicked off calls for the media to stop showing Trump’s press briefings. “All of us should stop broadcasting it, honestly,” she said. “It’s going to cost lives.”
MSNBC quickly started cutting away from Trump’s briefings, as did CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS, according to Breitbart News. Members of the media have clearly gone into full panic mode after seeing that Trump’s approval ratings are higher than ever amidst the coronavirus pandemic, showing that most Americans approve of how he is handling the crisis.
The fact that the media is now cutting away from Trump’s briefings is particularly ironic given how desperate they have been in recent months for him to start doing press conferences again. Back in November, CNN host Brian Stelter specifically asked White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, “Why don’t you restore the press briefings? Why don’t you come out and talk about the president’s accomplishments and take questions from reporters? That would be an actual show of strength.” Stelter and his network are certainly singing a very different tune now!
Handler and the media can’t stand the fact that when Americans are given the chance to actually listen to Trump speak, they can tell that he actually knows what he’s talking about. This is the Left’s worst nightmare, especially since this is an election year that they are going into with a sub-par candidate like Joe Biden as their front-runner.
The media is showing once again why their vehement hatred for Trump makes it impossible to trust anything they say. Once again, in trying to take down Trump, they have only destroyed themselves.
This piece was written by PopZette Staff on April 6, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.