Bongino WRECKS CNN’s ‘Lead Conspiracy Theorist’ Stelter, ‘Captain Unreliable Sources’

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Over the weekend, CNN media janitor Brian Stelter showed just how unobjective a journalist he was when he let a pair of shrinks claim President Trump was mentally ill and one said that he could kill more people than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao combined.

During Monday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News contributor Dan Bongino blasted “Captain Unreliable Sources” for his weak excuse that “technical difficulties” prevented him from stepping in and stopping the nonsense.

After fill-in host Brian Kilmeade introduced Bongino and asked him about Stelter’s excuse, Bongino quipped: “Brian, listen man, you’ve been doing this a long time. You don't really believe that, right? Just to be clear. That was not a technical difficulty.

With the obligatory joke about Stelter’s show being “Unreliable Sources” (a play on the show’s actual title Reliable Sources) and how it was “one of the great mysteries of our time, how his show got the title”, Bongino explained how he knew Stelter was lying about the technical difficulties.

“Go to their Twitter feed and you’ll see they promoted the clip. They promoted it. Like on their Twitter feed,” he said. “So, if you were having a technical difficulty and this was such an embarrassment for your show, which it was, this abhorrent statement this guy made, which was really horrible, you wouldn't think he would go out and promote it.

He added: “And watch Stelter’s response. Again, this guy is the most unreliable source on TV. Watch what he does. He nods his head, he goes hmm. This is total nonsense.”

 

 

And Bongino was absolutely correct. Here you can see how the Reliable Sources Twitter account promoted the comments smearing Trump. “Two psychiatrists offer their perspectives on how to discuss President Trump’s mental health in the news,” the tweet read.

Bongino then pointed to the fact that, if there were tech problem, Stelter’s producer would have been talking to him in his earpiece and warning him about what his guest was saying. “When something like that happens they can get in your ear and say, ‘Hey listen, you may want to cut this short.’ Nobody did that,” he exclaimed.

In wrapping up the segment, Bongino blasted Stelter for attacking radio host Mark Levin as a conspiracy theorist, when he was pushing his own anti-Trump conspiracies:

One more thing about Stelter, Captain Unreliable Sources, this is the same guy who's been calling out this network and other places. He called out Mark Levin in for being a conspiracy theorist for saying that there was a FISA warrant on Trump. He never apologized for that, Stelter either. This guy is the lead conspiracy theorist out there and I'm getting tired of this guy.

During the next hour, on Hannity, The Hill media reporter Joe Concha talked about Stelter’s embarrassing rating numbers. “He is down 42 percent when you compare his numbers now to what they were just in January. Just and six months four of 10 people now gone,” he explained.

He also shared an astounding Morning Consult poll that “found that 64 percent of registered voters said the press has more to divide this country, since the President took office.”

This is CNN.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight
August 26, 2019
8:21:53 p.m. Eastern

BRIAN KILMEADE: McCabe or no McCabe? CNN has no shortage of questionable contributor. You got another one, he’s got a Sunday show or a weekend show, Brian seltzer. He had former Duke University psychological professor Allen Frances on and he made his bizarre claim: that President Trump might be more responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.

(…)

KILMEADE: Is that unbelievable? Stelter sat there, did nothing to interrupt Frances’s bizarre rant. He later said he failed to do so because of technical difficulties.

Dan Bongino has no technical difficulties. He shows up without a tie every time he’s asked and he was an NYPD officer, worked for the Secret Service and it now joins us again. Hey Dan, sometimes there are technical difficulties and you missed it but that was a long rant. How do you not qualify that, pushback on that?

DAN BONGINO: Brian, listen man, you’ve been doing this a long time. You don't really believe that, right? Just to be clear. That was not a technical difficulty. You know how I know it? I haven’t doing this as long as you, but it’s been eight years I’ve been doing media. Here's how you know. Go to -- what this show called, Unreliable Sources?

KILMEADE: Reliable Sources.

BONGINO: They can call it Reliable Sources, that's one of the great mysteries of our time, how his show got the title Reliable Sources. I'm going to call it unreliable sources. Go to their Twitter feed and you’ll see they promoted the clip. They promoted it. Like on their Twitter feed.

So, if you were having a technical difficulty and this was such an embarrassment for your show, which it was, this abhorrent statement this guy made, which was really horrible, you wouldn't think he would go out and promote it yet. And watch Stelter’s response. Again, this guy is the most unreliable source on TV. Watch what he does. He nods his head; he goes hmm. This is total nonsense.

Besides, Brian, again as you know, there are producers in your ear, somebody could be talking right now, they're not.

KILMEADE: Right.

BONGINO: When something like that happens they can get in your ear and say, “Hey listen, you may want to cut this short.” Nobody did that. So, if he was having technical problems, somebody heard him because he was still on the air. Why was nobody stopping him short? The reason is, Stelter’s lying.

One more thing about Stelter, Captain Unreliable Sources, this is the same guy who's been calling out this network and other places. He called out Mark Levin in for being a conspiracy theorist for saying that there was a FISA warrant on Trump. He never apologized for that, Stelter either. This guy is the lead conspiracy theorist out there and I'm getting tired of this guy.

KILMEADE: Dan, thanks for firing us up.

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