Auburn basketball head coach Bruce Pearl on Monday blasted ABC News for its censorship of Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. over his remarks regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

ABC News' Linsey Davis introduced Kennedy ahead of the interview as "one of the biggest voices pushing anti-vaccine rhetoric, regularly distributing misinformation and disinformation about vaccines, which scientific and medical experts overwhelmingly say are safe and effective based on rigorous scientific studies."

Davis said after the interview, "We should note that during our conversation, Kennedy made false claims about the COVID-19 vaccines. ... We've used our editorial judgment in not including extended portions of that exchange in our interview."

Pearl shared a link on his Twitter account and reacted to the censorship by asking how it was OK for the media to censor what a presidential candidate had to say. He argued the American people should be able to hear what a candidate has to say and make their own decisions.

"How is this Ok?" Pearl wrote. "How can the media simply edit or censor what a candidate has said about a topic, in this case COVID, because ABC says that it's dangerous or misinformation? Isn't it our job to hear a candidate and determine that for ourselves?"

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