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Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld torched Brian Stelter after the CNN host attempted to call him out for slamming the network’s “trash” reporting on the White House.
In a Twitter war of words, Gutfeld mocked Stelter’s comeback to his rebuke of CNN’s blatant attempt to spin a narrative of racism against President Donald Trump following an exchange with a reporter.
The initial tweet from the co-host of Fox News Channel’s “The Five” followed a press briefing Monday in which Trump was asked a question by CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang. The anti-Trump media went into overdrive to falsely report that the president had stormed out of the press conference after Jiang’s question, which she quickly attempted to turn into a false racial angle.
Trump ended the briefing after Jiang and others played their “gotcha” game and the media obediently followed by unloading on the president, claiming he had a meltdown and leveled a racist attack on the reporter who was born in China.
Gutfeld called out the media’s narrative with an analogy he tweeted Monday night, singling out CNN.
“CNN must know they’re doing this. Trash,” he tweeted.
An analogy: Bob swears at rude drivers often. Then he swears at a rude driver who’s not white. CNN says, Aha: Bob’s racist. Their grift: ignore the color-blind behavior & selectively pick an instance that enables a smear. CNN must know they’re doing this. Trash.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) May 12, 2020
Stelter decided he could match wits with the Fox News host, and followed up with an anti-climactic response.
If you can send me several other examples of the president saying the words “ask China,” twice, in response to a single question, then your analogy holds up. Until then… it doesn’t.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 12, 2020
“THAT’S your defense?” Gutfeld fired back.
“That all Trump’s references to China’s dealings -from trade to fentanyl to corona – which go back years, publicly – must conform to your desperate specifications?” he continued.
“So, it must be “TWICE?” Do you realize how hilarious that is?” Gutfeld added in his fiery response. “Go home. Take a bath.”
THAT’S your defense? That all Trump’s references to China’s dealings -from trade to fentanyl to corona – which go back years, publicly – must conform to your desperate specifications? So, it must be “TWICE?” Do you realize how hilarious that is? Go home. Take a bath https://t.co/WeB2danvAt
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) May 12, 2020
Apparently, Stelter had not learned anything from his takedown by the president just one day before. The “Reliable Sources” host had criticized “right-wing media” during the show Sunday for prioritizing news of the decision to drop the Michael Flynn case over the coronavirus pandemic.
The president slammed Stelter as “just a poor man’s lapdog for AT&T!,” responding to a tweet from conservative commentator Dan Bongino.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2020
Meanwhile, Stelter’s lame attack on Gutfeld’s tweet earned him another round of social media mockery.
Grasping at straws Brian. Back to slinging the xenophobia canard, after impeachment, emoluments, collusion. Russians, etc have all crashed and burned.
— NH (@TwoQuoque) May 12, 2020
— KK Berd (@keny_berd) May 12, 2020
“Take a bath” is the best part of this tweet
— The John P. Arshon (@JohnParshon) May 12, 2020
— SW (@SW1774) May 12, 2020
Working for CNN must be the most gut wretching experience for any real journalist. I can’t even imagine…
— RatherBFishing (@rather_fishing) May 12, 2020
People keep telling me Brian isn’t really this dumb, but I think maybe he really is this dumb. https://t.co/40sISNTg68
— China is lying (@jtLOL) May 12, 2020
The race card. The battle cry of every liberal designed to take focus off of the issue.
Oh, and, also, #ObamaGate.
— Carol Lee 🇺🇸 (@CarolLeeAmerica) May 12, 2020
Next he’ll be saying, “Okay, he said it twice in one sentence before but prove he ever said it twice before to an Asian female who was wearing a mask and open toed shoes and then your analogy holds up!”. Poor Tater.
— carolyn tackett (@CarolsCloset) May 12, 2020
I wonder what CNN will be offended by tomorrow?
— Adrian Anthony (@adrian_anthony1) May 12, 2020
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