The New York Times escalated their ongoing feud with the White House this week; saying they won’t live-stream the daily Coronavirus press briefing because they’ve “become like campaign events” for President Trump.
“We’ve decided not to live-stream stream the briefings because they were becoming like campaign events,” said Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet. “We will write about them as warranted.”
“We’ve decided not to live-stream stream the briefings because they were becoming like campaign events,” Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet told The Daily Beast. “We will write about them as warranted.” https://t.co/ayWqL22DuM
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) April 14, 2020
The same editor admitted earlier this week that the newspaper changed a story on allegations of sexual assault against Joe Biden because the phrasing was “awkward.”
“I want to ask about some edits that were made after publication, the deletion of the second half of the sentence: ‘The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond the hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable.’ Why did you do that?” asked the Times’ Ben Smith.
“Even though a lot of us, including me, had looked at it before the story went into the paper, I think that the campaign thought that the phrasing was awkward and made it look like there were other instances in which he had been accused of sexual misconduct. And that’s not what the sentence was intended to say,” said Executive Editor Dean Baquet.
“We didn’t think it was a factual mistake. I thought it was an awkward phrasing issue that could be read different ways and that it wasn’t something factual we were correcting. So I didn’t think that was necessary,” he added.
Read the full interview here.
‘STAY HOME’: Listen to the New ‘Big & Rich’ Song Asking All Americans to ‘Stay Home!’ During the Pandemic
American country music superstars Big & Rich released a new hit single this week; urging all Americans to ‘Stay Home’ to help slow the spread of the deadly Coronavirus during the national pandemic.
“Big & Rich are America’s Technicolor cowboys, brothers-in-arms in service to the creed that great music has no boundaries. Individually, John Rich and Big Kenny are first-rate musicians, songwriters, producers, entertainers. Together, they are one of the most truly original musical forces ever unleashed on a welcoming world. Big & Rich have made a career of being relatable and musically relevant since exploding into the public consciousness in 2003 as the rarest of breeds—true country music game changers. With 2004’s triple-platinum “Horse of a Different Color,” they were able to tap into the best strands of a wide spectrum of popular music, filter them through their pens and voices and produce a sound that is instantly recognizable, if not classifiable,” writes the duo’s website.
Listen to the hit single above and remember, ‘Stay Home!’
‘NOT ENOUGH’: Warren Says ‘Any Stimulus’ Plan Must Support ‘Workers Benefits,’ Not ‘Giant Corporations’
Failed presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren weighed-in Monday on the ongoing Congressional negotiations regarding a Coronavirus relief plan; saying any package must support “workers benefits.”
“Any stimulus must support workers’ payroll and benefits—not enrich wealthy executives of giant corporations. If we want to weather this crisis, we need to build the economy from the grassroots up,” posted Warren on social media.
Any stimulus must support workers’ payroll and benefits—not enrich wealthy executives of giant corporations. If we want to weather this crisis, we need to build the economy from the grassroots up. https://t.co/Ob6JkRUIcU
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) March 23, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed his Democratic colleagues Monday for delaying a bipartisan Coronavirus relief package; with top aides accusing the liberal lawmakers of blocking the legislation over their “ideological wish list.”
“Republicans are accusing Democrats of using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to push unrelated political agendas, as the two sides failed to reach an agreement Sunday night to advance legislation that would provide relief to American businesses and families struggling as a result of the outbreak,” reports Fox News.
“They ought to be embarrassed,” said Sen. McConnell. “This is no time for this nonsense.”
“We Democrats are trying to get things done, not making partisan speech after partisan speech,” fired-back Sen. Schumer.
This report is correct. Pelosi & Schumer are willing to risk your life, your job, your retirement savings for a radical, left-wing wish list that has nothing to do with this virus. Disgraceful. https://t.co/le9jlTB4KH
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) March 23, 2020
“As Leader Schumer continues to hold up the desperately-needed relief package, the last-minute list of demands from Pelosi’s and Schumer’s ideological wish list are coming into focus,” one senior Republican aide said.
Read the full report here.
Source: Fox News