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Former CNN CEO Supports Ending Live Press Briefings

Former CNN CEO Supports Ending Live Press Briefings
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By    |   Wednesday, 28 June 2017 03:51 PM EDT

The idea of terminating live press briefings is not an idea exclusive to the Trump administration.

Add Walter Isaacson, the former CNN CEO and Time managing editor, to the list of supporters.

"How important is it — or unimportant — the White House doesn't have on-camera briefings and doesn't have daily briefings, and we certainly don't have them at the State Department anymore?" MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked Isaacson.

"You know, I'm going to say something that's heretical. I think the on-camera briefings could be cut back," he answered.

"I think it's really good to have off-camera, people discussing things, some for the print press even if it's not on-camera," he continued. "I think on camera, everybody performs. The jousting with the press secretary done on camera doesn’t really get us that far to understanding things better."

Trump in early May floated canceling all future press briefings after his administration received criticism for inaccurate statements.

Ari Fleischer and Mike McCurry, former White House press secretaries in the George W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations, on Wednesday tweeted their support for embargoing the press briefings.

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