So here we have a bunch of reporters from CNN, The New York Times, and MSNBC whining after NBC News’ Hallie Jackson was cut off after the allowed two questions in Poland.
Jackson was asking a series of questions regarding Trump and Obama’s response to the alleged Russian interference and why, exactly, President Trump would not admit Russia was behind the (again) alleged interference.
I thought this crap was already shot down especially after CNN being humiliated TWICE about the so-called Trump / Russia collusion in the last few weeks?
— Dick Hertz (@WildCardBeeches) July 6, 2017
Anyway, as she tried to continue asking questions her mic was cut off.
Poles cut @HallieJackson off from asking follow up on Trump’s Russia question.
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) July 6, 2017
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 6, 2017
Technically, it was a follow-up. Per protocol, was also about to ask a Q of President Duda of Poland (before they cut the mic.) https://t.co/lZFHfPb38D
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) July 6, 2017
As written for Mediaite by Colby Hall:
President Donald Trump took a few questions from the press for the first time in a long time in a joint press conference today with Polish President Andrzej Duda. The event concluded with MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson asking tough questions to President Trump about Russian interference in the the 2016 General Election. Trump continued to question if Russia acted solely in that effort and wondered just how many US intelligence agencies have claimed as much, before the press conference ended abruptly.
Some have suggested that Ms. Jackson’s microphone was cut, suggesting perhaps that the organizers of the press conference were made uncomfortable by the intrepid reporter’s interrogation.
So was she cut off? Well yes and no. Yes in that the microphone was clearly turned off because the event ended, but not in the manner that some might read as censorship, however tough her questions may have been.
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