CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Defends Not Cutting Away From Trump’s Coronavirus Pressers

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    MIKE COPPOLA/GETTYIMAGESCNN chief Jeff Zucker on Monday defended the network’s decision to carry President Donald Trump’s coronavirus press briefings live despite criticism that Trump uses the conferences to spread misinformation during a pandemic.During an internal employee call, the network head said he has “probably spent more time on this topic than anything else, believe it or not,” and that he gets more calls and emails on the subject than any other topic. The Daily Beast reported last week that employees at both CNN and MSNBC have begun pushing back against airing the briefings, which some cable staffers described as “open-mic nights” full of “misinformation.” But both networks have continued to broadcast the events.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here

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