MSNBC Shows Partial Clips of "Salute to America" Event in D.C.

Headline Roundup July 4th, 2019

MSNBC chose not to broadcast live coverage of the "Salute to America" event planned by President Donald Trump in Washington D.C. on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the network told Politico it would not show the Fourth of July-themed event live, and instead would decide in real time what clips of the event to feature during scheduled programming. The network did publish a digital recap of the event, and also linked to live NBC News coverage of the event on Twitter.

Few right-leaning media outlets and very few left-leaning outlets reported on this after the Politico story. Most other major television networks, regardless of ideology, featured partial or full coverage of the event.

From the Right

While other networks such as Fox News and C-SPAN will be airing President Trump’s “ Salute to America,” MSNBC says it will not carry the Independence Day event live.

While the network won’t stream the event live, a spokesperson told Politico that it would assess in real time whether to air clips from the National Mall, which will feature a speech from Trump at the Lincoln Memorial, a massive fireworks display, a flyover by Air Force One and military aircraft, as well as tanks.

Earlier Tuesday, MSNBC host Joy Reid...

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From the Center

MSNBC will not air the entirety of President Trump's planned "Salute to America" on July Fourth, instead opting to carry on with regularly scheduled news programming that may include clips of the event.

A spokesperson for the network told Politico it potentially will air parts of the event during Thursday's newscasts, which will continue normally with "The Beat with Ari Melber" airing live at 6 p.m. ET and "Hardball with Chris Matthews" at 7 p.m.

The network did not immediately return The Hill's request for more information on its Thursday...

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From the Left

President Donald Trump’s takeover of the Fourth of July celebration at the National Mall won’t completely take over the cable airwaves.

MSNBC, for one, doesn’t plan to carry his “Salute to America” live, though the network will assess in real time whether to air clips of the event, a spokesperson told POLITICO.

Fox News is planning to cover “Salute to America” during a two-hour edition of “Special Report,” which airs from 6 to 8 p.m. And C-SPAN is planning to carry the event live, beginning at 6:15 p.m.

CNN representatives...

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