Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Apparently President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser Peter Navarro feuded with other officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, over hydroxychloroquine’s unproven effectiveness to treat coronavirus.

This paragraph is news in the midst of a global pandemic, coming out of a seriously messed up American administration where trade advisors and politicians think they know better than medical doctors about medicine, viral outbreaks, how one becomes infected, and how a patient should be treated.

Sunday night’s Trump media event was put hurriedly on the calendar at 7 pm eastern after Joe Biden announced a he would be making a statement at…7 pm eastern.

Pretty sure that carrying these live now does not in any way do journalistic good.

Yes, do the reporting. Do the fact checking. Get the information out there promptly.

But if the President creates these opportunities in the name of informing the American public and then fills them with self-serving bloviation—well, that’s pretty dishonest, and the decisionmakers at the cable news networks who put these out to the world live and unedited are doing the heavy lifting for this dishonest, impeached President.