I know there is a large portion of our readers here at RedState who have always been clamoring for news of Brian Stelter during his long and strange employment journey at CNN. I also know that since his departure from the former world leader in the news that happened just last Sunday, there has been a void in the hearts of those who followed Stelter all the way.
This of course includes our own media watcher. brad slager who’s been a bit down since the diminutive soon lost his sweet gig prattling about how bad Fox News was at 11 a.m. every Sunday morning on his previous show, Trusted Sources. I know that Brad just wrote this excellent article last week on Stelter called The biggest accusation against Brian Stelter? His departure leaves no void But trust me, I know Brad misses him.
If you don’t believe me, here’s a clip of Brad’s piece above…
That direct admission that CNN was a biased source of biased news was the main threat to Stelter’s future. His was the kind of short-sighted coverage one expects from the media; having him positioned as the self-proclaimed network media guru only increased the appearance of that bias.
One of Brian’s recent monologues had him questioning the character of some conservative media outlets by suggesting that they were too focused on their news content: “Is it produced by reporters or repeaters?” Concise, but also projection. It’s fun for Stelter to try to make fun of other journalists’ approach when he had an unhealthy, pathological obsession with Fox News. He and his ward, Boy Wonder Oliver Darcy, were consumed with Fox and the personalities there.
This was not an isolated case of unconscious hypocrisy. Last July, Chinese authorities forcibly closed Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper for posing as a threatening opposition publication. Stelter covered this up and rightly condemned the acts as a threat to journalistic integrity. But while he was taking this correct stance, he and his ward, Boy Wonder Oliver Darcy, were pushing for conservative media to be removed from the channel lineups of cable and satellite providers. This was being promoted in the name of fighting disinformation and preserving democracy.
You cannot write so eloquently and call Oliver Darcy a ward of Mr. Potato Head if there is no love.
Well now comes the news that CNN in its first post-Brian Stelter trusted sources slot at 11am on Sunday decided to run a repeat of a show that was shown earlier in the day. According to washington examiner:
CNN aired a repeat in place of Brian Stelter’s show on the first Sunday since its cancellation.
Reliable Sources was replaced at 11 a.m. by a repeat of Inside Politics Sunday with host Abby Phillip, which originally aired during the 8 a.m. hour. This comes after The Wrap reported last week that CNN has no plans at this time to replace Reliable Sources.
“There are a number of shows in the concept and development phases, and it’s possible that media coverage will be an element of a show,” an inside source at the network told the news outlet, “but there is no indication that an exclusively media rhythmic program is part of the program”. plan.”
Reliable Sources was a media-focused news show that had been on CNN since 1993. It had several hosts over the years, including Bernard Kalb and Howard Kurtz.
I can’t believe CNN thought it was a fair trade to do a rerun of Abby Phillip’s show instead of Brian Stelter spitting on himself about how mean everyone at Fox News was. Actually, I can believe it, but I don’t want to because seeing Brian freak out and hyperventilate every Sunday was one of those rare joys that we treasure in the media.
Look at me I just did Hears instead of history.
Like Stelter used to do.
For those of you worried about Brian, you don’t need to worry too much. Rumor has it that he still had about three years left on his contract when they showed him the door. What that means is that yesterday Brian got to sleep in his favorite “I Love Chris Cuomo” pajamas and got paid to do it.
Only in America.
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