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.
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Listeners of the station have been both appreciative and unimpressed with the decision, as seen in a series of tweets below.
You make an excellent case for defunding.
— Jeff Carlson (@themarketswork) March 25, 2020
NPR listeners are entitled to and deserve the truth. By recording, fact checking and distilling public speakers’ claims, they will provide fact based information. Broadcasting provable lies should be reserved for state sponsored networks.
— hardknox (@mknox90673313) March 25, 2020
Thank you for choosing to be a responsible
— T-Dog🏴☠️ (@RealTDog) March 25, 2020
Thank you @KUOW I am proud to be an evergreen member. Your news has kept me informed and sustained these last few years. I am glad you refuse to air dangerous propaganda and will being us the facts.
— Troll Huntress (@trollhuntress) March 25, 2020
THANK YOU!!!! They are so distressing, inaccurate, and untrue! I learned today about the ongoing problems following my recovery from #COVID19 – lung damage, high blood pressure, anemia, and fatigue. Thank you for sticking to THE FACTS! <3
— Danni Askini (@danniaskini) March 24, 2020