CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker held a conference call this morning with CNNers, the Daily Beast reports, where he defended not cutting away from President Trump’s (sometimes) misleading press conferences. Zucker admitted he has “probably spent more time on this topic than anything else, believe it or not,” and that he gets more calls and emails on the subject than any other topic.
According to the report, Zucker argued it was important for the public to hear from physicians, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Birx, and that the public needed to hear the president answer tough questions from the press.
“As of now, we are going to continue to carry those briefings,” Zucker concluded.
CNN insiders have been very hesitant and bristle at the network airing the pressers in their entirety.