CNN Political Commentator Errol Louis defended the network continuing its special coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner instead of unrest in Baltimore by saying that people could get information via Twitter or livestreams.
“I wouldn’t beat up on ourselves too much about this. I mean, this is always about choices…you have to make a decision. What are you going to do with this two hours of time? And we — CNN made its decisions and it’s sticking to its plan and so forth. If people want to know — yes, 12 people were arrested, the Baltimore Police have tweeted that. You know, you can find that out now. You can find a live feed, if you actually want to watch what’s going on. It sounds like complete chaos.”
Louis added, “you can find out what you want to find out, and something else is going on, the most powerful man in the world is going to tell some jokes. That’s an odd, sort of, set of circumstances, but it was odd when he told jokes on the same day that they were killing Bin Laden. We don’t control a lot of this stuff. We sort of make our best choices, and we’ll catch up, people will be informed…by this time tomorrow.”
(h/t Derek Hunter)
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