MSNBC is currently the only cable news network not planning to air Trump’s 4th of July speech live on their network.
MSNBC is the only cable news network that won’t air Trump’s 4th of July speech
Politico reported, “MSNBC, for one, doesn’t plan to carry his “Salute to America” live, though the network will assess in real time whether to air clips of the event, a spokesperson told POLITICO. Fox News is planning to cover “Salute to America” during a two-hour edition of “Special Report,” which airs from 6 to 8 p.m. And C-SPAN is planning to carry the event live, beginning at 6:15 p.m. CNN representatives did not respond to requests for comment. The network is currently slated to air “The Situation Room” at 6 p.m. and a special report on the rise of white nationalism at 7 p.m., according to TV listings.”
CNN’s non-answer means that they are probably going to air it. It would be the most stunning development in media if Trump’s cable news propaganda arm, Fox News, didn’t air it. C-SPAN is the non-profit public affairs network based in Washington, D.C, so it makes sense that they would show it live.
MSNBC has a policy of not showing Trump’s speeches and remarks live unless they are newsworthy, so their decision is consistent with their behavior when faced with the prospect of airing various non-news made for TV Trump events. The reason why MSNBC has seen their viewership dramatically rise during the Trump presidency is that they have not been afraid to stand up to this administration and not air their propaganda.
MSNBC does not see an event that is newsworthy of live coverage.
The network isn’t going to give Trump a live open platform to likely like to the country.
MSNBC is standing up for truth and fact, and they deserve the respect of viewers who share these values in their media.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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