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‘I thought about it … but I didn’t’: CNN’s Tapper tries to explain not fact-checking AOC over coronavirus ‘hoax’ claim

‘I thought about it … but I didn’t’: CNN’s Tapper tries to explain not fact-checking AOC over coronavirus ‘hoax’ claim

Jake Tapper of CNN has admitted to not fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on his show after she’d said the administration called the coronavirus a “hoax,” but claimed it was okay because Trump “lies so often.” Tapper remained silent on Sunday when Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) criticized the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ show, claiming that the White House had at one point labeled the disease a “hoax.” In reality, the administration never labeled the coronavirus a hoax, though Donald Trump last month did call media coverage part of a hoax when he criticized outlets for stirring up hysteria. “This is their new hoax,” he told a rally in South Carolina, saying the media were trying to politicize the disease and create panic.
Source: ‘I thought about it … but I didn’t’: CNN’s Tapper tries to explain not fact-checking AOC over coronavirus ‘hoax’ claim

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