Chris Hayes Blasts ‘Dangerous Crank’ HHS Spox Michael Caputo: Working to ‘Actively Manipulate’ CDC Reports

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes opened his show Monday night going after top Health and Human Services spokesman Michael Caputo for reporting on the altering of CDC coronavirus reports and a video he posted after that reporting accusing government scientists of “sedition.”

To briefly recap, last week Politico reported that emails from the communications team at HHS to the CDC “openly complained that the agency’s reports would undermine President Donald Trump’s optimistic messages about the outbreak”:

[S]ince Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign official with no medical or scientific background, was installed in April as the Health and Human Services department’s new spokesperson, there have been substantial efforts to align the reports with Trump’s statements, including the president’s claims that fears
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