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That is Oliver Darcy, filling in for Brian Stelter who spent Thursday night time away from his pc.
Hurricane Florence was a Class four hurricane two days in the past. Now it has weakened to a Class 1 storm. The 11 p.m. ET report cited 90 mph sustained winds. However the wind velocity belies Florence’s energy and size. Storm surge is underway alongside the North Carolina coast. And the storm is slowing down, so the flooding occasion is simply starting. And tomorrow’s protection will look lots like at present’s, which poses some journalistic and sensible challenges for the crews within the discipline. Scroll down for particulars…
“Trump Denies Hurricane Maria Deaths As Hurricane Florence Closes In”
That was the chyron on MSNBC’s “All in With Chris Hayes” Thursday night as I sat down to start writing this article. President Trump started the day denying the official dying toll of Hurricane Maria. The president really tweeted that “3000 individuals didn’t die within the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico,” including that the dying toll had been inflated “by the Democrats as a way to make me look as dangerous as potential.”
Thursday got here to an in depth on an analogous notice. Cable-newsers fact-checked Trump’s ridiculous declare alongside pictures of Hurricane Florence starting to bear down on the east coast.
Cooper: “It is arduous to even discover the phrases”
Anderson Cooper didn’t mince phrases in Thursday’s “Keeping Them Honest” segment titled “Disrespecting the Lifeless.” Cooper opened his program noting that Trump’s declare “could be gorgeous frankly at any time” however “at this second” it’s “arduous to even discover the phrases.”
“It is unthinkable, actually. Or at the very least it needs to be,” Cooper mentioned in his four-minute monologue. He concluded, “What we all know for sure is that the president of the USA has disrespected the useless of Puerto Rico at present, and he disrespected the dwelling who will stay the remainder of their lives with the ache of loss and the ache of understanding that their president, in his coronary heart, doesn’t see their loss for what it really, really is.”
Enter Trump cheerleader Lou Dobbs…
I mentioned earlier that cable-newsers fact-checked the president. I maybe ought to have been extra cautious with my selection of phrases. Not everybody was tuned into actuality. In his personal world with Trump was Fox Enterprise host Lou Dobbs who known as the Hurricane Maria dying toll a “farce” and “a tremendous tortured inflation.” Dobb’s tweeted that the dying toll was “#FakeNews” — a tweet that Trump selected to retweet.
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>> BuzzFeed’s Jon Passantino tweets: “What Dobbs fails to say is the analysis was commissioned by the federal government of Puerto Rico, was carried out independently, and underwent peer evaluation.”
Anchors within the Carolinas
As I discussed up prime, Florence is pounding the Carolinas with wind and rain. CNN anchors John Berman, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, and Don Lemon are on the coast, together with greater than a dozen correspondents. MSNBC has Craig Melvin and Ali Velshi anchoring from the Carolinas, and Fox Information despatched Invoice Hemmer.
‘Around the clock protection
— WCTI, the ABC affiliate in New Bern, NC, needed to evacuate its station for the primary time in its historical past…
— All of the cable newsers will keep stay all night time/in a single day…
— Friday’s “In the present day” present will begin an hour early at 6am…
— ABC is selling a “particular version” of “GMA” too…
— The Climate Channel has an array of meteorologists broadcasting from seven completely different areas within the Carolinas…
For the Report
— Steve Schmidt will be a part of Showtime’s “The Circus” when it returns on Sunday for the second half of its third season… (THR)
— Rachel Maddow extends her successful streak. For the third consecutive day, she had the most-watched program in cable information… (Contemptor)
— Fox Information has introduced a memorial scholarship named in honor of Charles Krauthammer… (Mediaite)
— Fb has expanded its fact-checking to permit companions to debunk pictures and movies… (Poynter)
CNNMoney (New York) First printed September 14, 2018: 1:04 AM ET