Katie Couric calls out TV networks for getting ‘played’ by Trump’s White House: ‘I find it infuriating’

Katie Couric calls out TV networks for getting ‘played’ by Trump’s White House: ‘I find it infuriating’
Frontpage videos

President Donald Trump on Monday made sure the press was ready for his triumphant discharge from Walter Reed Medical Center, where he's been hospitalized for the last three nights.

Trump gave the press almost four hours of warning that he would be headed back to the White House.

Trump wanted his leaving the hospital to be "dramatic."


Veteran journalist Katie Couric noted it was covered by the big networks.

"All three networks just handed their entire broadcasts to an extended photo op for [Trump]. Thoughts?" she asked.

"Honestly I find it infuriating," she continued.

"Why didn't anyone have the balls to say we are not doing this?" she wondered. "Please network executives. You were just played."


Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.