First and foremost, Abrams and Keilar will never be news folks on a real news channel like OAN or FOX. Keilar defines the term Box of Rocks. Abrams is a company hack.
Dan Abrams Defends Live PD in Heated Clash With CNN’s Brianna Keilar. And gives her a beat down. “Live PD” host Dan Abrams had a fiery clash Thursday with CNN anchor Brianna Keilar over the show’s cancellation, with the anchor suggesting the program was nothing more than “entertainment.”
Video: Here's a snippet of the pathetic and insulting attack on #LivePD on CNN earlier today by Brianna Keilar. She smiled as she bashed the show, mocked @DanAbrams, & dismissed any of the many positives the show brought. It takes a lot to insult me, but this did #LivePDNation pic.twitter.com/AaY8Y5SedL
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 11, 2020
Here’s a bit of the back and forth.
Abrams began by offering his frustration over the Live PD’s cancellation, saying “I thought there was a way to have a national discussion on this show about policing.” He also emphasized the “huge difference” between Live PD and the “crazy” highlight reels aired on shows like Cops.
When Keilar asked “why was the video in the Javier Ambler case destroyed,” Abrams explained that “the policy at Live PD had long been we keep tapes, we keep video for a few weeks and then we don’t retain it any longer.”
“Why? Because we feared that we were going to be used by law enforcement as a video repository. As a place to go and grab videos to prosecute citizens with,” he said. “We didn’t want to be that, so there was a policy in place as to how and when to get rid of videos so that we wouldn’t serve in that role.”
“The reverse is true here,” Keilar countered. “Destroying the video actually protected the police.” Abrams agreed that “it would have been better to be able to still have it,” but “the video was retained for three months per the request of Williamson County. They said they were investigating it. They asked Live PD to hold onto it while that happened. They did that and then informed Live PD the investigation was over. That was a year ago.”
What say you?