Friday, CNN media correspondent and self-appointed defender of the free press Brian Stelter joined the network's pre-game panel discussion to talk the latest impeachment developments and to applaud Sen. Chuck Schumer for going after Fox News.
It’s one of the most blatantly biased things a media outlet can do: openly endorse a candidate running for office. But during CNN’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered Saturday evening, Cupp and chief media correspondent Brian Stelter lauded The New York Times for making a televised spectacle out of their Democratic endorsement announcement happening soon. They would admit the Times had an editorial board that leaned far-left and would endorse “anyone but Donald Trump.”
CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter organized a panel on Sunday to address a letter posted on CNN.com by 13 former press secretaries -- nine of them with Clinton or Obama, and three of them paid CNN analysts -- demanding regular briefings at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon. But Stelter really hated the White House response:
In the wake of Qasem Soleamani's death, CNN host Brian Stelter insisted patriotism is defined by tough questions. There’s nothing wrong with skeptical questions. But why is it impossible to celebrate blowing up the man responsible for the deaths of untold thousands, including over 600 Americans? And why do they so often fail to muster that same sort of skeptical questioning for the tyrants and thugs opposing American interests? Theirs is a long, sordid history of offering unchallenged platforms and even buttery sympathy to our enemies.
On Sunday's Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter began the show with a passionate commentary about how "patriotism" demands skeptical questions about the government. But which government? Erin Burnett's softballs to Iran didn't exactly evoke a feeling of patriotism. Shouldn't all governments get skeptical questions, not just ours?
Sister Toldjah at Red State underlined a bizarre tweet from Brian Stelter, the host of CNN’s weekly Reliable Sources program. As he linked to an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer by Christine Flowers about Stelter's critique of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch appearing on Fox & Friends, he complained: "Debate tweets here on Twitter! Use print editorial space for more important, and local, issues."
Sunday’s Reliable Sources featured a ten-minute segment painting Republicans and President Trump as liars and trashing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It did not take long for members of the panel to begin comparing Trump’s America to the Soviet Union and the Third Reich.
CNN’s so-called Reliable Sources has become a home for nutty pontificators. Host Brian Stelter has welcomed unethical shrinks who have claimed President Trump was the most prolific killer in human history, a former cult member who claims Trump was a “destructive cult” leader, and Dan Rather. During Sunday’s latest edition, he had on New Yorker editor David Remnick, who proclaimed in all seriousness that the “future of the Earth” hung on Trump’s impeachment and removal from office.
On the December 15 Reliable Sources, CNN's Brian Stelter insisted "There is a lack of courage from GOP leaders right now. I'm talking about Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy and others turning down almost every single TV request they receive." He added: "You know, McConnell went on Hannity this week to reassure to Trump, but he is not doing TV. Neither are most of the GOP leaders. There's a fear of going anywhere but Fox. It shows a lack of courage."
Following up on his February 11 tour de force on the national embarrassment that is the dishonest liberal media, National Review editor Charles C.W. Cooke concluded 2019 with another masterpiece for the magazine’s December 31 issue that NewsBusters readers will enjoy in “CNN Is Not a News Network.” Cooke eviscerated CNN as having become “a peculiar and unlovely hybrid of progressive propaganda outlet, oleaginous media apologist, sexless cultural scold, and frenzied Donald Trump stalkerblog.”
CNN host Brian Stelter is appalled that Neil Gorsuch would go on “one of the most partisan shows on TV,” Fox and Friends. The tone deaf journalist has apparently forgot that liberal Supreme Court Justices like Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor have gone on equally liberal news outlets like CNN, NBC and CBS. In his daily Reliable Sources e-mail newsletter, Stelter complained:
During an appearance on Sunday’s Reliable Sources, New Yorker columnist Masha Gessen expressed horror that “reasonable people can disagree” about whether President Trump deserved to be impeached, describing that notion as “absolutely terrifying.” Throughout the entire segment, Gessen and other members of the panel demonstrated hostility towards the notion of disagreement on the impeachment issue and described assertions that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election as “conspiracy theories” that have been “backed up by a Russian disinformation campaign.”