CNN cut off an interview with Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh after he started pushing the coronavirus patient killing drug hydroxychloroquine.
Brianna Keilar first told Murtaugh that he was lying when he tried to blame the lack of masks on Obama and Biden:
— Peter Wade 🤦♂️ (@brooklynmutt) July 21, 2020
Later, she cut off the interview when the Trump campaign spokesman started pushing hydroxychloroquine:
When Trump spox @TimMurtaugh pushes hydroxychloroquine on CNN, @brikeilarcnn responds by saying he's doing a "real disservice to Americans," ends the interview, and goes straight to a doctor who says Murtaugh's comments were "irresponsible and being said for political reasons." pic.twitter.com/v31SxGI244
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 21, 2020
Keilar told Murtaugh that he was doing a disservice to the country, warned viewers that hydroxychloroquine was dangerous and nothing to mess with, and then she interviewed a doctor who called Murtaugh’s statements irresponsible.
One of the biggest problems that the Trump campaign is experiencing is that the media isn’t playing along this time. Trump and his campaign aren’t getting unfettered airtime to lie to voters. When Trump’s campaign spokesman tried to endanger the lives of viewers, CNN cut off the interview and had a doctor on to refute the lies.
The Fox News Sunday interview was a total disaster for Trump because Chris Wallace fact-checked him, and CNN cut off an interview when the Trump campaign lied and tried to spread dangerous misinformation on the air.
This isn’t 2016 anymore, and Trump hasn’t adjusted to the new reality.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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