Oliver Darcy is CNN’s senior media reporter, meaning he watches Fox News all night — just like the majority of cable TV viewers.
He was gracious enough Wednesday night to give Fox News host Martha MacCallum some professional pointers after seeing this tweet about her segment interviewing the guy who helped catch the Unabomber.
It's the responsibility of @marthamaccallum to make sure that after her guest spreads an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory on her air, she immediately corrects it for viewers and provides them the facts. Instead she simply replies, "Fascinating." https://t.co/hcSnz62GSc
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) October 24, 2018
The guy said the bomb threats could have been a false flag — it’s not like he was suggesting a missing plane disappeared into a black hole or something. Just provide the facts, OK?
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) October 25, 2018
You mean like CNN never does?
— Joel (@Joel44537047) October 25, 2018
If that were the case @cnn would spend 45 minutes of every hour doing just that.
— stevemccray (@Buck_McCray) October 25, 2018
You work for CNN. Take a seat. https://t.co/iaVfKp0L8m
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) October 25, 2018
Didn’t CNN’s Brian Stelter admit to letting Parkland anti-gun activist David Hogg get away with a few lies because, you know, you can only interrupt a guest so many times? Why yes, he did:
Brian Stelter, who hosts CNN’s “Reliable Sources” admitted that he let David Hogg get away with making false claims about firearms on his show last month. https://t.co/T042HZy4Nm
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) March 27, 2018
We will give Poppy Harlow credit for telling Rep. Joaquin Castro that she “wasn’t familiar” with the report that Jared Kushner recently gave Saudi Arabia a “hit list” of enemies, including Jamal Khashoggi. At least CNN gave the theory some air.
The theory thrown around that Jared Kushner gave a hit list to the Saudis is straight out of a James Bond movie. CNN is brutally dishonest and radical.
— Jimmy (@jrichardlusk) October 19, 2018
— JFE (@StrongBelwas55) October 24, 2018
Hands up, don't shoot.
— John Leto (@LetoJohn) October 24, 2018
LOL CNN sucks. pic.twitter.com/eG5EcSsa1a
— ? ▁▂▃☩▃▂▁? (@quietwar1) October 24, 2018
— Leon (@LeonGoudikian) October 24, 2018
Why would she correct him? He's the bomb expert. Not her.
— Debra Heine (@NiceDeb) October 25, 2018
@NolteNC Oliver, how is this speculation and analysis any more conspiracy theory than what CNN’ers said all day?
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) October 25, 2018
Yes, shame on him for providing several possibilities- we should just go with the CNN response- it’s Trumps fault
— Christine Breasbois (@CBreasbois) October 24, 2018
So all the other scenarios were okay but the one that might implicate a Dem, you take issue with…..?
— D5418 (@Dee54181) October 24, 2018
He's an expert who helped catch the unabomber, but we should disregard that because you're an expert in what exactly?
— Deedee71 (@orangecone21) October 25, 2018
What are the facts that prove her guest was wrong? Hint: they don’t exist.
— Flight93_Militia (@SCOAMT) October 24, 2018
The FBI doesn't rule out any possibilities. This guy speculated on a possibility. What facts to you have that make you know for sure what it is or isn't?
— Ken Scott (@foomper) October 24, 2018
So she should do what CNN is preternaturally incapable of doing. How many unsubstantiated theories get peddled on your network without pushback?!
— Taro Tsujimoto (@RCannon74) October 24, 2018
For realz, CNN is now bigger on conspiracy than Alex Jones
— Concurrent (@Harteson) October 24, 2018
That's laughable coming from you or anyone at CNN.
— Scott Smith (@ConservativeSco) October 24, 2018
Given that no one knows anything, I’d like to hear what the facts are from you, because you seem to be withholding them.
— Adam Trahan (@AdamTrahan) October 24, 2018
Agree wholeheartedly. I’d love for @CNN to take the lead and show the world how it’s done. That would be something…
— AshtonE (@AshtonEwing) October 25, 2018
Look in the mirror.
— GoAskaMomma (@GoAskaMomma) October 24, 2018
Have you ever watched CNN dude?
— Jay K (@JayKlos) October 25, 2018
I think it's hilarious Oliver Darcy has essentially become a Fox News tracker. Dude thinks he's a brave hero because he watches Fox 12 hours a day.
— eric (@eriContrarian) October 25, 2018
Take the plank out of your eye, Ollie. “Absolutely ZERO evidence of criminals in the caravan”—CNN. Please.
— HammondVetHospital (@Hammondvet) October 25, 2018
— 100 Proof (@ChampionCapua) October 25, 2018
You do realize you're with fake news CNN, don't you? The "news" network with ratings in the toilet.
— LukeHandCool (@starrfin) October 24, 2018
Oliver Darcy single handedly destroyed #CNN's business model.
— El Norte (@Woodshedder) October 25, 2018
You work for CNN….. a channel that didn’t push back once on the Florida kids calling the NRA and GOP leaders people who didn’t mind dead kids. Spare me. Really and truly spare me your outrage right now. It’s so dishonest.
— commonsense (@commonsense258) October 25, 2018
You work for CNN.
— Douglas (@DouglasShrugged) October 25, 2018
You are remarkable in your lack of self-awareness.
— Make Mine Venti (@BasedSAHM) October 25, 2018
It's the responsibility of Oliver Darcy to clear the air, after spreading Lanny Davis's admitted lies… He hasn't and never will, but… Yeah.
— Patches O'Houlihan (@Earnest_T_Base) October 25, 2018
Kinda hope this gets the ratio it deserves
— Jonathan Robe (@RobeJonathan) October 25, 2018
So what are the facts, CNN, since Fox News is withholding them?
Stelter on CNN just said, basically "we don't know any motives so people should be careful" and then proceeded to launch into a diatribe about how the recipients have all been targets of horrible RW rhetoric.
— Mo Mo (@molratty) October 24, 2018
And now he and Cuomo are going on and on about Trump's rhetoric against CNN.
— Mo Mo (@molratty) October 24, 2018
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) October 24, 2018
After Lanny Davis admission, CNN's Oliver Darcy IS STILL DIGGING THAT HOLE! https://t.co/dInQsKHMej
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 28, 2018