Brian Stelter always wants to be regarded as a deeply serious opinion maker in the media. And Brian Stelter always manages to have his credibility undermined by the same source — Brian Stelter.
Currently CNN’s media maven is hard at work detailing for us how deeply serious this scandal is for Donald Trump. This will be a tough sell, considering how he declared Trump’s hurricane Sharpie map to be the biggest lie the president has spoken. (All while Stelter himself lied to “prove” his case.)
Now today the deeply serious man whose words we should all digest with the most import is going to have his next guest explain the momentous intricacies of this scandal — actor Robert DeNiro. HUH?!?!
For those of you asking for the full interview with Robert De Niro: Here's the video of part one, addressing his criticism of President Trump. pic.twitter.com/2I1NwsmXun
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 29, 2019
That chyron probably did not have the room for the accurate phrase – “Why do we care if Robert DeNiro says Trump should be impeached?!”
Feel sorry for @CNN ! Aren’t you shamed what has become of you ?
— ANNORA11 (@AnilNS425) September 29, 2019
The hilarity that “Reliable Sources” reads right next to his head (as he spouts language like a teenager just learning swear words) is beyond me.
— Michael Gallas 🇺🇸 (@MichaelRGallas) September 29, 2019
I love your work @brianstelter and I also enjoy @Rob_D_Niro but having celebs commenting on all this plays right into the President and his followers on the slant of press and Hollywood. Somehow we have to focus on facts.
— Frank Eliason (@FrankEliason) September 29, 2019
What are these facts of which you speak? This is CNN, after all…
Ukrainian policy advisor Robert DeNiro had some pertinent facts — we suppose. After all, Oliver Darcy was particularly impressed by the deeply cerebral prolix.
Rob’s political cant actually had many happy.
Good job Brian, Robert De Niro speaks his mind.
— indar singh (@Indar8Singh) September 29, 2019
You say this as if it is a good idea…
It was awesome: De Niro said what millions are thinking. #ResignNowTrump
— Karen Lynch (@karenlynchkaren) September 29, 2019
Speaking for an entire tired nation. #FuckEm2020
— lovefl (@lovefl5) September 29, 2019
Stunted, uninformed, bile-filled vulgarities that are completely absent of facts and reason is what millions are thinking? Well, Twitter does seem to prove this…
Not everyone was swayed by his brilliance.
Cogent, fact-based discussions aren’t on your radar, are they?
— Steve Wallace (@waldo559) September 29, 2019
This angry, deranged partisan character of De Niro is the most entertaining role he’s had in 30 years. Nice to see that De Niro isn’t quite as washed up as everyone thinks.
— WCButler (@WCButler4) September 29, 2019
Please interview Cher and Alyssa Milano also. They are a cut above this grumpy old white guy.
Actors seem to know everything and are smarter then even talking heads and journalists.
They live in that rarefied world that allows them preach to us little and deplorable people
— mikeC (@mikeAtMidpush) September 29, 2019
It’s true – they really are better than us.
Then there is a slight blind spot that Mr. Stelter seems to have developed in the matter of a few days. DeNiro called Trump “crazy” a number of times, and Stelter was not the least bit upset. He asked the actor — who lacks any type of psychological degree — to expound on this theory and explain how Trump is crazy.
This flies in opposition to this past Thursday when Stelter was aghast that Tucker Carlson had dared suggest that Adam Schiff had mental issues.
Tucker Carlson says Adam Schiff is "clearly, demonstrably mentally ill," in case you're wondering how it's going over on Fox's pro-Trump talk shows.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 27, 2019
Ah, but it’s totally cool when your show does it, right Brian?
For clarification, Carlson’s comment was in reference to Adam Schiff’s dramatic reading at the impeachment inquiry. Interesting, following Schiff’s fabricating transcript quotes there was no corrective commentary from Stelter. We are starting to wonder if his role as a media analyst is a part-time gig.