During Sunday’s edition of Reliable Sources, the panel engaged in quite a bit of hyperbole when reacting to the latest developments in the Mueller investigation. Baltimore Sun Media Critic David Zurawik likened the Trump v. Mueller narrative, which he described as “a man of rectitude who believes in the rule of law versus a man who will say anything, who scorns law,” to a “battle for our national souls.” Never-Trumper David Frum, a staff writer for The Atlantic, pushed back on the idea that journalists cover President Trump too much, claiming that the President “has the potential to organized human life on this planet in seven minutes” and describing him as “one of three human beings on Earth who has the power to end life on this planet,” referring to the United States’ possession of nuclear weapons. Frum continued: “if there’s evidence that this person is mentally unstable or a criminal, that’s really newsworthy.”
CNN media reporter and TV host Brian Stelter’s hatred for President Trump and Fox News was on full display during Sunday’s “Reliable Sources”. He spent most of the show decrying the President and Fox News while relegating the disturbing and horrific revelations in the sexual misconduct allegations against former CBS executive Les Moonves to a segment during the latter half of the program.
During Sunday’s edition of Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter and his panel spent the first ten minutes of the show trying to paint Fox News as an “unreliable source;” beginning by trashing the network for failing to adequately report on the “big climate change report.” David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun argued that the legacy media is “doing their job of journalism, rather than the right-wing media, which is doing the job of public relations or PR for The White House.” Apparently, he failed to see the irony in his statement; considering the fact that the legacy media had done the job of public relations for The White House during the Obama administration and continues to do the job of public relations for the Democratic Party.
President Trump sent the liberal media into a tailspin last week when he put out a midterm campaign ad that highlighted the murders committed by illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes and denounced the Democrats for their views on illegal immigration. CNN in particular, rushed to call the ad racist and during Sunday’s Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter boasted about how his network refused to sell commercial time to air the ad.
It’s no secret CNN has a great disdain for Fox News and right-wing media in general, so it was no surprise that during Sunday’s so-called Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter and his panel (made up of largely liberal and anti-Trump commentators) blamed both for the political violence and death from the past few days. Only one, the Daily Beast’s Matt Lewis, dared to admit that blame for the super-heated rhetoric, hate, and violence belonged on all sides and called out the cable news hate machine.
The liberal media have been itching to pin a death of a journalist on President Trump given his tough words and criticism for the American political press. And with the apparent murder, and reported dismemberment, of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi Arabia, there were a few members of the liberal media looking to exploit it. One such person was CNN media reporter Brian Stelter.
After defending the liberal media’s anti-Brett Kavanaugh crusade Saturday night, CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter got rebuked by former CNN bureau chief Frank Sesno on Sunday. According to Sesno, the media’s coverage of President Trump was “unrelentingly negative”. He then ripped into the utter lack of standards the media employed before running with uncorroborated allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.
Over the weekend two former CNN big-wigs, founder Ted Turner and former long-time analyst Jeff Greenfield expressed disappointment in the direction the network has been heading. Turner thought they were spending too much time on politics, while Greenfield accurately noted that many of the people working there counted themselves as part of the anti-Trump “resistance”.
While CNN media guy, Brian Stelter, normally puts on a kind of halfway-decent act when pretending to be an objective journalist, when the liberal media needs all hands on deck to help smear a Republican Supreme Court nominee, he drops the act it in a snap. That’s exactly what happened during Sunday’s so-called “Reliable Sources” where he actively teamed up with left-wing radicals to lob smears and misinformation at Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the right.
As the Media Research Center’s Bill D’Agostino and Rich Noyes discovered back in May of this year, the liberal media have a fetish for porn star Stormy Daniel’s lawyer Michael Avenatti (or as Fox News host Tucker Carlson calls him, the “creepy porn lawyer”). Apparently, Avenatti’s plethora of TV appearances meant he met a benchmark for a “serious” run at being president in 2020, according to CNN media reporter Brian Stelter on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources.”
Published on Wednesday, the latest edition of National Review Online’s The Jamie Weinstein Show podcast featured a lively, hour-plus conversation with CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter. The full podcast is highly recommended as Stelter delved into his upbringing and his (sadly, wrong) views about media bias in addition so solid, universal career advice.
CNN’s already shaky credibility took a pretty big hit last week after Michael Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis came out and admitted he was the key source behind their erroneous reporting that suggested President Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting in advance. Despite host Brian Stelter being on vacation, nothing was different during Sunday’s Reliable Sources with John Avlon at the helm, as he and the panel tried to downplay the controversy as something that “happens all the time”.