NPR Station Will No Longer Carry Trump’s Briefings Over “Pattern Of False Information And Exaggeration”

The Washington Post reports:

Seattle NPR member station KUOW has issued a statement to explain its editorial decision to refrain from broadcasting live daily briefings hosted by President Trump and including members of the White House coronavirus task force.

“After airing the White House briefings live for two weeks, a pattern of false information and exaggeration increasingly had many at KUOW questioning whether these briefings were in the best service of our mission — to create and serve a more informed public,” notes the statement, posted Wednesday afternoon.

“Of even greater concern was the potential impact of false information on the health and safety of our community.” KUOW provided three examples of bogus information stemming from the briefings. All of them — surprise — came from President Trump.

Hit the link for their list of Trump’s lies. As I reported yesterday, major networks and cable outlets have begun to curtail their coverage of the briefings, with some dumping out after less than half an hour. Only Fox continues to carry the briefings in full.