NPR in Seattle to stop airing live White House briefings

Mar 25 2020, 11:10 am

Known for providing fact-based news across the Puget Sound, NPR’s KUOW radio station has chosen to discontinue live streams of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force briefings for the time being.

The station revealed via Twitter that it would not be airing the briefings live “due to a pattern of false or misleading information provided that cannot be fact checked in real time.”

KUOW says it will continue to share relevant and fact-checked news.

Listeners of the station have been both appreciative and unimpressed with the decision, as seen in a series of tweets below.