At a town hall held in New York by CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, a CNN employee broached the topic, according to our sources, of why CNN had apparently reversed its position of not airing the press secretary Sean Spicer’s briefings live, at the time pointing out they had inaccuracies. Citing the falsehoods, CNN producers had said it would be easier to air relevant parts of the press conference later on.
But that has been reversed, with CNN opting to air Spicer’s briefings live.
At the town hall, a CNN staffer asked about it.
According to sources, Zucker replied, “They have been incredibly newsworthy and a lot of news is being generated by those briefings thus far. And while that continues, I think we will continue to take them.”
He also counseled the staffers to not be intimidated by Trump. “Do our job, don’t back down and don’t be intimidated.”