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News Networks Carry Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Remarks, And His Unfounded Claim That Joe Biden Weaponized Justice Department

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On Fox News, anchor Harris Faulkner said that she looked at social media responses to Trump’s speech and noticed one tweet out, “‘This is not boring.’ That is why the networks cover him, because they want the moment that they can all react to and say, ‘He’s a liar. CNN and MSNBC have previously grappled with the decision, to much internal debate, of whether to carry Trump’s remarks live, given his propensity to make unfounded accusations and tell falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election. In the aftermath of Trump’s victory in the Iowa caucuses, MSNBC chose not to carry his remarks, with Rachel Maddow telling viewers “there is a cost to us as a news organization of knowingly broadcasting untrue things.” CNN covered about 10 minutes before cutting away.

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