If NYT doesn’t think critical press briefings on Chinese coronavirus are news, then get some real reporters in there

April 1, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement reacting to New York Times’ Executive Editor Dean Baquet claiming that critical White House press briefings keeping the American people up to date on Chinese coronavirus are unimportant and that “they make little news”:

“In the New York Times’ world, blunders are news, gotchas are news, but actual information on how every American can help save lives in a time when the Chinese coronavirus is the only story is not news.  What a bunch of frauds. The White House should rotate the New York Times out of the White House press room twice a week in favor of someone who actually covers the news, and see how they scream that they are denied access.  Obviously, all the White House would have to tell the New York Times is that they don’t want to waste their time, since from their perspective the briefings don’t make news.”

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