If nothing else, this nearly two-year-old tweet is a sad reminder that CNN’s Brian Stelter has been obsessed with Fox News for a very long time. In January 2018, for example, he was deeply concerned that the folks at “Fox & Friends” were telling the president that the Steele dossier was “made up.”
And even that tweet came a year after BuzzFeed took the bait that had been shopped around to the media and published the 35-page dossier of unsubstantiated dirt like the infamous “pee pee tape” that Tom Arnold’s still searching for. She’s since deleted her tweet, but it was just this week that news editor Michelle Jones treated us all to a “fact-check”: “Buzzfeed reporters published the Steele dossier, which has proven to be truthful and factual.”
Anyway, here’s Stelter scratching his chin dubiously at the claim the dossier was made up.
Our daily reminder that "Fox and Friends" has a serious responsibility. And yet… this morning Fox told the prez that the dossier was "made up" ? https://t.co/AS9AzzM69G
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 11, 2018
that was true Humpty
— Storm Paglia ?? (@storm_paglia) December 13, 2019
Our daily reminder that Stelter is obsessed with and jealous of everything FOX News. It’s embarrassing. https://t.co/sT70QeX2rs
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) December 15, 2019
BECAUSE IT WAS!
— DDC481⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Nannie56) December 13, 2019
They were right
— JB (@nadroj48) December 13, 2019
— KP Scan (@Markitan8dude) December 13, 2019
It was dummy
— Chris Broussard (@ChrisBroussard7) December 13, 2019
It was actual fiction.
— Samantha Pfaff (@SamanthaPfaff) December 13, 2019
It was. It’s not only unverified but unverifiable. It was partially written by Ham-Radio aficionado Nellie Ohr.
— Lisa against impeachment (@Purrpatrol) December 13, 2019
Yes and they used a foreign intel hatchet man to try a coup against the US.
— rebecca johnson (@RebeccaBijonama) December 13, 2019
My gosh CNN is horrible. The network not only lied to their audience for years, they smeared anyone who dared to tell the truth.
— Stephy Wilson (@stephywilson83) December 13, 2019
The truth hurts, doesn't it, Brian?
— RS-RightThinking (@RS_RightThinker) December 13, 2019
Hi, I'm Mr. Potato Head. My network gets beaten regularly by Sponge Bob and Naked and Afraid.
I'm jealous of Fox but watch it constantly because our shows have Trump Haters who are so full of godless vitriol that we can't speak to the great things this amazing President has done
— World View (@realconsrv1) December 13, 2019
Make sure you take some Pepcid after you read this again.
— Fred Garvin (@kewldadd) December 13, 2019
@brianstelter has a serious responsibility in his position at @CNN and talking head to captive audiences in airports across the continent — yet he takes seriously a long discredited @DNC oppo research diatribe full of spurious and calumnious allegations against a public figure.
— Robert Craigen (@RCsEvilTwin) December 13, 2019
I think a “Hey! Great job, Fox and Friends!!” is in order…
— Andrew Lovsness (@drewlovs) December 13, 2019
Where's our daily reminder today?
— ViktorWithaK (@HappyFaceMalts) December 13, 2019
Maybe if CNN aired most of the IG hearings, you’d be better informed.
— Maria Loitz (@marialoitz) December 13, 2019
"Reliable Sources" LMAO
— Vinny (@vinnypannazzo) December 14, 2019
Stelter typing the tweet. pic.twitter.com/LthUMiZaJy
— Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea (@TeejGeo) December 13, 2019
Nice call ?
— Brian Pitman (@pitman1988) December 13, 2019
Has the expiration date for correcting and apologizing for this passed?
— MtinMN (@MtinMN) December 13, 2019
— ✌Curtis✌ (@fuufnf) December 13, 2019
You’re so funny
— johnny.towboat (@TowboatJohnny) December 14, 2019
— Rich M (@themfr) December 15, 2019
Brian Brian Brian
— 48 fanforlife✝️?? (@848forlife) December 13, 2019
This tweet aged well pic.twitter.com/DfDFVeSsah
— LisaAnne (@LisaAnneGA) December 13, 2019
I'll take tweets that didn't age well for $2000 Alex
— Attwood (@bretatwood) December 15, 2019
— Steve Howe (@howe5311) December 13, 2019
Our daily reminder not to listen to Brian Stelter.
— Capt. Drew (@DrewScarpa) December 13, 2019
Once a hack ALWAYS a hack: BuzzFeed reporter admits Steele Dossier is a ‘f**ked up document’ (but defends publishing it) https://t.co/vEycvBl1bh
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 30, 2019