CNN’s Brian Stelter was quickly schooled after attempting a smug jab at Fox News over what he saw as a lack of journalistic content.
Stelter took to Twitter on Sunday to point out a glaring difference between what his network, as well as MSNBC, were airing versus what Fox News was sharing with its viewers.
Quite a contrast: CNN is airing “White House in Crisis: The Impeachment Inquiry.” MSNBC is covering impeachment, with a similar special coming up later this evening. And Fox is running an hour-long ad for its right-wing streaming service Fox Nation.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 4, 2019
His stunning lack of self-awareness was not lost on Twitter users.
That’s rich coming from a network that usually runs fluff all weekend.
— Vox Populi (@mr) November 4, 2019
Stelter’s ridiculous observation about Fox News came hours after he had tackled a riveting investigative report on how President Donald Trump makes “a lot more” spelling mistakes on social media than others.
This is why nobody watches CNN.. pic.twitter.com/bcokoaYKpt
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 3, 2019
Naturally, there was no data to back up the claim that the president errs more in Twitter spelling mistakes “than most people.” But the segment sure got the attention of many who noted the failed journalistic attempt on “Reliable Sources.”
Whew! I was afraid they wouldn’t get around to it!
Good thing they devote time to important stuff instead of media coverage of Elizabeth Warren’s Fantasyland Medicare for All scheme. https://t.co/bUlbLsNxFO
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) November 3, 2019
“Imagine if they spent as much time scrutinizing, say, Elizabeth Warren’s $20 TRILLION Medicare for all proposal?” the Daily Telegraph’s James Morrow tweeted.
Seattle conservative radio host Jason Rantz sarcastically predicted Stelter’s “truly stunning and brave” expose on Trump’s typos would earn him “awards and respect.”
Fox News Channel continues to trounce the cable news competition as the latest prime time ratings showed the network pulling in an average of 3.3 million viewers, compared to MSNBC which averaged 2.3 million and CNN finishing far behind with a 1 million average viewership.
Tucker and Hannity battle it out for number one ratings spot, Maddow keeps kicking https://t.co/e4HwJR74sl
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 2, 2019
This comes as liberal media talking heads and the pundits on the left continue to bash Fox News viewers as well as Trump supporters who have “no clue” they are being “manipulated” by the network, as former congressman and 2020 hopeful Joe Walsh pointed out to Stelter.
The CNN host’s tone-deaf observation about what was airing on Fox News earned him a fresh round of mockery on Twitter.
Whoa. Stand back. https://t.co/KA9FUIjnMe
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 3, 2019
Hard hitting and groundbreaking journalism right there.
— Karen Bengtson (@bengtson_karen) November 3, 2019
Wow. That’s huge. His viewer will be impressed.
— Paddy O’Dhonnabhain (@ODhonnabhain) November 3, 2019
Somebody get that man a Pulitzer.
— Scott Barr (@ScottBarrRCNTV) November 3, 2019
They’re too busy spellchecking @POTUS to actually get to any real news. Sad.
— Clarissa Yates (@imclarissanova) November 3, 2019
That show is just one big oxymoron. CNN and the words “reliable sources” should never be used together
— Chris Monti ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ❤️? (@ToxicExplodley) November 4, 2019
Gonna blow the lid off Typogate.
— Nells (@Nells2019) November 3, 2019
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