‘F*ck’em, F*ck’em’: Stelter Invites DeNiro On to Curse Out Fox News

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As if actor Robert DeNiro’s political opinion held any kind of special place in America, CNN media janitor and host of so-called “Reliable Sources” Brian Stelter invited the foul-mouthed film star on his show to get his opinion about President Trump’s possible impeachment. In the midst of that, Stelter teed up DeNiro to lash out at Fox News for criticizing him, which led to an unhinged outburst where the actor yelled: “Fuck’em, fuck’em,” uncensored.

We've been trying to book you for a while. And then, all of a sudden this week, we have an impeachment inquiry. And I'm even more curious for your sense of what's going on. You’ve called for the President to be impeached. Are you satisfied with what the Democrats are doing,” Stelter gushed at the top of the segment.

This was the latest in a line of segments where Stelter would invite on notoriously anti-Trump guests to discuss how much they hate the President, as if they’re imparting valuable insight.

Stelter lauded a newspaper in Bridgeport, Connecticut for coming out in support of impeachment, and wanted to know if DeNiro (a man who cursed out Trump at a televised award ceremony) thought Trump should resign or if he would even leave office willingly (click “expand”):

DENIRO: I don't think he's capable of resigning. Bill Maher, a couple of weeks ago, said it's going to be difficult getting him out of the White House especially if he wins marginally -- if he loses marginally.

STELTER: Do you have that fear as well, that he wouldn't leave?

DENIRO: Yeah, he'll say it's rigged, this or that. This guy has done everything possible, much worse than I ever thought ever. The day after he was elected I said, give him a chance. You'll never know. He is worse than I ever could have imagined.

DeNiro then thanked Stelter, CNN, and the rest of the liberal media helping the country through these “crazy” times. “I mean, where are we? This is a crazy world. What is going on? This guy is crazy. We've got to get him out,” DeNiro demanded.

 

 

Wanting DeNiro (who’s not a medically trained professional) to comment further on one of his favorite topics (unethically diagnosing Trump with a mental illness), Stelter wanted his guess to explain: “When you say crazy do you mean in a medical sense? Because that gets criticized pretty quickly.” According to DeNiro, the fact that Trump sweats was a sign that he had a mental problem:

DENIRO: Possibly medically, too. I'm starting to think. I didn't think that before, but now I actually -- when I saw him out in front of the helicopter waiting to go somewhere and talking endlessly and sweating and sweating and not even -- I said, this guy is not even aware of what he's -- he should at least ask somebody for a handkerchief or something and dry himself off. There’s just something strange about that.

It’s ironic that sweat was the supposed sign that Trump was crazy, since Stelter didn’t seem to know that sweat made people wet when he lashed out at Trump with a lame gotcha tweet earlier this month.

Following a DeNiro jab directed at “pundits on Fox” buying “into this craziness,” Stelter warned him that “folks on Fox come after you” and reminded his guest of his foul-mouth speech at the Tony Awards. That teed up DeNiro to unleash a new profane outburst (click “expand”):

DENIRO: Fuck ’em, Fuck ’em!

STELTER: Well, you know--

MAN OFF SET: Whoa, whoa!

DENIRO: Sorry. Sorry.

STELTER: --this is cable so it's not an FCC violation but it is still a Sunday morning. I wonder, why do you choose to go that way?

DENIRO: Let me say something.

“Why do you choose to go that way,” Stelter responded, seemingly unfazed by the cursing.

We are in a moment in our lives,” DeNiro proclaimed. “This is terrible. We're in a terrible situation. We're in a terrible situation and this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped.”

Stelter was fawning for every anti-Trump and anti-Fox News insult DeNiro would dish out; instead of covering the nonsense that occurred over at the Des Moines Register over the past week when they attempted to cancel a guy, who raised over $1 million for charity, because some offensive retweets he shared from a Comedy Central show. This is CNN.

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

CNN’s Reliable Sources
September 29, 2019
11:45:25 a.m. Eastern

(…)

BRIAN STELTER: We've been trying to book you for a while. And then, all of a sudden this week, we have an impeachment inquiry. And I'm even more curious for your sense of what's going on. You’ve calling for the President to be impeached. Are you satisfied with what the Democrats are doing?

ROBERT DENIRO: Yeah, I think they have but no choice but to have an impeachment inquiry. It has to happen. I mean, there's no way around it.

STELTER: It has to happen. Do you think the President should resign? Because this morning in the Connecticut Post, which is one of the biggest papers in the state of Connecticut, I believe this is the first major paper to call for him to step down. That would be quite a dramatic development.

DENIRO: I don't think he's capable of resigning. Bill Maher, a couple of weeks ago, said it's going to be difficult getting him out of the White House especially if he wins marginally -- if he loses marginally.

STELTER: Do you have that fear as well, that he wouldn't leave?

DENIRO: Yeah, he'll say it's rigged, this or that. This guy has done everything possible, much worse than I ever thought ever. The day after he was elected I said, give him a chance. You'll never know. He is worse than I ever could have imagined.

STELTER: And what is at the heart of that? What is the primary critique or complaint or objection?

DENIRO: I don't know. I think part of -- I think he's crazy in a way. Part of him is just crazy. Ruddy who was just on, apologizing for him is disgraceful. I mean, if it wasn't for you, CNN, MSNBC and some other outlets, The New York Times, The Washington Post, I mean, where are we? This is a crazy world. What is going on? This guy is crazy. We've got to get him out.

STELTER: When you say crazy do you mean in a medical sense? Because that gets criticized pretty quickly.

DENIRO: Possibly medically, too. I'm starting to think. I didn't think that before, but now I actually -- when I saw him out in front of the helicopter waiting to go somewhere and talking endlessly and sweating and sweating and not even -- I said, this guy is not even aware of what he's -- he should at least ask somebody for a handkerchief or something and dry himself off. There’s just something strange about that.

STELTER: I wonder as an actor, do you ever look at the president and think he's performing like he's playing an act or something?

DENIRO: In some ways I think he is, but I think that it's -- as I think some of these other pundits on Fox are, too because I can't believe that they would actually buy into this craziness. This guy is -- should not be president, period.

STELTER: And when you say that, folks on Fox come after you. I remember the Tony's when he got up there and cursed. A lot of criticism of you.

DENIRO: Fuck’em. Fuck’em.

STELTER: Well, you know--

MAN OFF SET: Whoa, whoa!

DENIRO: Sorry. Sorry.

STELTER: --this is cable so it's not an FCC violation but it is still a Sunday morning. I wonder, why do you choose to go that way?

DENIRO: Let me say something.

STELTER: Why do you choose to go that way?

DENIRO: We are in a moment in our lives -- in this country where this guy is like a gangster. He's come along and he's said things, done things we say over and over again. This is terrible. We're in a terrible situation. We're in a terrible situation and this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped.

STELTER: Mmm. Let’s fit in a break.

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