Columnist Michael Wolff appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday to discuss the mainstream media and, in particular, host Brian Stelter’s incessant need to criticize Trump.
Wolff wrote last month in a column for Newsweek last month that the media’s strategy is “to show Trump to be an inept and craven sociopath” and mentioned CNN host Brian Stelter by name, pointing out that the host likes to use his airtime to deliver a “pious sermon” about Trump’s duplicity to his audience every week.
When Stelter asked Sunday if it wasn’t his duty to “fact check” the president, Wolff made it clear that Stelter was putting his journalistic integrity on the line by continuing to trash Trump while extolling the virtues of the media.
“I mean this with truly no disrespect, I think you can border on being sort of quite a ridiculous figure,” Wolff said.
The conversation that followed proved it. Check it out here:
“It’s not a good look to repeatedly and self-righteously defend your own self interest. The media should not be the story. Every week in this religious sense, you make it the story. We are not the story,” he continued.
When Stelter tried to defend his weekly diatribes against Trump, Wolff said he wished Stelter wouldn’t “turn to the camera and lecture America about the virtue of the media.”
Stelter then asked Wolff if the media didn’t need to be defended and Wolff told him, “The media does not need defending by the media.”
Wolff nailed it. The mainstream media lost its credibility as it continued to pick fights with Trump for the past year.
The media is supposed to report news fairly and without bias but they haven’t done that in years. Most of America understands how the they operate, which is why they tune them out most of the time.
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