WA EX: A public radio station based in Washington state announced it will no longer broadcast the White House Coronavirus Task Force daily briefings.
KUOW, NPR’s local station in the Puget Sound region, said Tuesday that it won’t air the briefings live because of misinformation being provided by the task force.
“KUOW is monitoring White House briefings for the latest news on the coronavirus — and we will continue to share all news relevant to Washington State with our listeners,” the Seattle radio station posted on social media, before adding in a subsequent tweet, “However, we will not be airing the briefings live due to a pattern of false or misleading information provided that cannot be fact checked in real time.”
Jason Rantz, a conservative radio host based in Seattle, blasted KUOW’s decision but said he’s not surprised by it.
“Given the new polling by Gallup, perhaps they thought the president was doing too good a job? If they have complaints about false information, they could, you know, do their jobs and correct the record. This is likely more driven by an angry, progressive Seattle base of listeners that complained. They’re simply triggered by the president’s voice, still upset they lost in 2016.” MORE