Brian Stelter is CNN’s media guy, which means it’s his job to watch Fox News and then complain about what’s on. On Wednesday night, he noted that only Fox News and Fox Business were carrying the president’s speech from Duluth, Minn.
CBS is live-blogging Trump’s rally; we wonder if Stelter caught the bit where the crowd chanted, “CNN sucks! CNN sucks!”
As expected, the only cable newsers carrying tonight's Trump rally are Fox News and Fox Biz. pic.twitter.com/pTvHJntg42
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 20, 2018
That doesn’t make them wrong
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) June 21, 2018
It’s been a couple of years; maybe Stelter has forgotten the coverage his own network gave candidate Donald Trump before the election. Others haven’t, though.
Well yeah, once he won CNN decided that was enough of airing hours of an empty podium https://t.co/aW0xdMBvEi
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 21, 2018
That's not surprising given the GOP primaries ended 2 years ago. Your network was airing his empty podiums then. https://t.co/SsBdzROsFN
— BT (@back_ttys) June 21, 2018
The network that used to air Trump's empty podium for ratings is above this petty rally nonsense now. These days they're holding truth to power.
— BT (@back_ttys) June 21, 2018
I'm old enough to remember when your network broke out of actual campaign speeches to cover an empty podium waiting for Trump to arrive…for 2 hours.
— Ordy's Summer Lovin' (@OrdyPackard) June 21, 2018
CNN covered his rallies (including prolonged empty podium shots and televised plane landings) without commercial interruption for hours during 2015 when he was not even polling at 20 percent in a primary. Could you explain how those were more newsworthy?
— Andrew DeLaney (@andyndelaney) June 21, 2018
You sound like a spurned lover/stalker, Brian. Sorry you’re not giving him the endless free airtime like during the campaign?
— SMOD C137 (@PaulWDrake) June 21, 2018
Makes me think back to 2016 campaign coverage…
The tweet below is from December 2015, when empty Trump podiums & “about to speak” banners were labeled as “breaking news” on CNN & every other cable network.
Will 2020 coverage fall into same trap?
— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) June 21, 2018
Pretty intense "Breaking News," eh, @brianstelter? 🙈
This is what I was talking about. pic.twitter.com/rbGAeOnUOn
— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) December 15, 2015
This is amusing considering during the election you all sat in an empty airplane hanger, cameras rolling, waiting for Trump to arrive. Also your ratings are embarrassing. https://t.co/XXy3fGCnIb
— Charlie (@CharlieJThomas) June 21, 2018
CNN and MSNBC both carried plenty of Trump rallies back when you thought it would help Hillary to have him as an opponent. That sure turned out great for everyone, didn't it?https://t.co/dfuaoYxORw
— A.J. Winkelspecht (@ajwink) June 21, 2018
Too bad ….you were mentioned in a very loud and long chant.
— Proud American (@mcicero10) June 21, 2018
Huge rally cheer.
CNN SUCKS, CNN SUCKS…. https://t.co/g56GF3wznJ
— TomDannunzio (@TomDannunzio) June 21, 2018
Curious – will CNN cover the sustained "CNN Sucks" roars? https://t.co/CezUEaDRpf
— Jeff Ballabon (@ballabon) June 21, 2018
Admittedly, airing 8000 people chanting @CNN sucks isn’t exactly going to win you more viewers
— Todd Headlee (@ToddHeadleeAZ) June 21, 2018
— Blake (@blakelawless1) June 21, 2018
They already chanted "CNN Sucks!", so get a panel together to discuss A) Crowd's mental fitness, B) Size of the story that the reaction to the chant should be C) Why so many people think you suck above all others #CantBreakTheTop20AsExpected
— 100 Proof (@ChampionCapua) June 21, 2018
It's a pretty big crowd. You may want to cover it, I don't know.
— Christopher Gidley (@pudd49) June 21, 2018
you’d rather interview Peter Fonda, right?
— US_Conservatism (@US_Conservatism) June 21, 2018
So you're settling for last place again? Awesome!
— STEALTH JEFF (@drawandstrike) June 21, 2018
In any case, Trump sends his love.
So sorry, people wanting to get into the already packed arena – I LOVE YOU ALL! pic.twitter.com/PFvXrsvgkA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2018