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While downplaying Silicon Valley’s documented censorship of conservatives, Thursday’s CBS Evening News accused President Trump of picking a fight with Twitter because it was a distraction from the coronavirus death toll, which surpassed 100,000 earlier in the week. Yet, CBS White House correspondent Ben Tracy couldn’t even bring himself to say that it was conservatives who were accusing Twitter of censoring them.
Addressing anchor Norah O’Donnell, Tracy began by declaring: “this appears to be presidential payback and a welcome distraction for President Trump from the mounting coronavirus death toll.” And as a way to insinuate the President didn’t care about those lives lost, he noted: “He did mention that today on Twitter.”
Tracy continued that line of argument when he implied Trump’s statement on the death toll was inadequate compared to that of the Democrat-controlled House, and presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden.