White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany argued against the media’s double standard in how it has covered protests in recent weeks versus how it has covered President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, The Daily Wire reports.
McEnany said, “One thing I would note, and I think it’s just very important especially as we go into the weekend and we begin to look at some of the news coverage out there, is that I would encourage all of you to cover the protests in the same way that you cover the rallygoers.”
She continued: “It’s really quite something when you look at this extraordinary video by Media Research Center and Newsbusters where you have multiple hosts on MSNBC, CNN, and CBS boasting about the ‘massive crowd, I mean massive, tens of thousands of people, thousands and thousands, up to 200,000 people,’ they exuberantly exclaim, but then they have grave concerns about the size of the Trump rallies.”
“You have MSNBC contributors saying social justice over social distancing, but when the president looks to celebrate the accomplishments for minority communities in this country, our rallies are derided as breeding grounds for coronavirus while Lawrence O’Donnell celebrates arm-in-arm protests,” she said.
McEnany concluded, “So, I really think that we should have internal consistency here in the way we cover large crowds.”
“We should be guided by science not cherry-picking science, as I see all too often on the airwaves, especially from CNN,” she said.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 19, 2020