CNN Claims Re-Opening Is a Sign of 'Political Posturing and Science Denialism'

Alex Christy | April 21, 2020
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[See NewsBusters for more.] The decision on when to re-open their states will probably be the most difficult decision each governor will make during their respective tenures, so it would be nice if the media would be willing to grant the conversation the nuance it deserves. Unfortunately, on Tuesday afternoon's CNN Newsroom, Dr. Seema Yasmin claimed that the only reason why some states might chose to re-open is because of "political posturing and about science denialism."

Host Brianna Keilar tried to get at the difficult realities facing governors, "On one hand they're saying, look, we have to do this. Our economies are dying and people are hurting financially. On the other hand they're violating even White House recommendations for reopening." She then asked Yasmin, "What are your concerns here?"

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