As Newsbustersâ Nicholas Fondacaro pointed out earlier this week, Brian Stelter, in an episode of âReliable Sources Dailyâ this week on breakout subscription service CNN+, had on as a guest one of those purple-haired teachers whoâd been featured by Libs of Tik Tok and who claimed, without pushback, âKids are dying because of this!â (Remember when CNN got clever with its chyrons like, âTrump Claims âŠ (Without Evidence)â?) Stelter himself said that Floridaâs Parental Rights in Education law was âa life and death issueâ (without evidence).
He was so fired up, he marched right back to his office (for now) and typed up a post on how the root of the conflict between Disney and Gov. Ron DeSantis was perfectly clear: âGOP backlash to LGBTQ equality.â
Itâs only because of Fondacaro that anyone saw Stelterâs show, and the woman behind Libs of Tik Tok eventually caught up with the segment, which said that her account âeven helped inform Floridaâs recent parental rights law.â
Brian Stelter: âItâs [Libs of TikTok] even helped inform Florida's recent parental rights law"
If true, this is one of the biggest accomplishments of my life and I will wear it with a badge of honor. We must protect innocent young kids. pic.twitter.com/ngPmsVNMjr
â Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) April 21, 2022
Your account tweeting this single clip has given CNN+ more views and attention than theyâve received on their own since launching. đ Nobody would have seen this otherwise. You have the power. đđ»
â Five Times August (@FiveTimesAugust) April 22, 2022
It boggles my mind that, even after losing so many viewers, CNN and MSNBC keep doubling down on their narratives. Even traditional left-leaning folks canât stand them anymore.
â Successful at Birth (@StrahdsUrUncle) April 21, 2022
A badge of honor from an unreliable source
â Sean Jay (@DAOfficialJBird) April 21, 2022
Itâs like no one remembers Youngkin and VA
â Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) April 22, 2022
Exactly. âParentâs rightsâ have been in the Leftâs sights for a while now.
I really donât understand the push to label this page as anti-LGBTâŠ
The people you expose are INSANE.
Gays donât want these people around us, let alone around kids !!! regardless of their sexuality !
â Thomas C. Dillon (@craigtdillon) April 21, 2022
â Not someone you know (@DWSub1) April 22, 2022
Did he say âletâs be honestâ
â Brian Wesley (@BrianW7157) April 23, 2022
Just before lightning struck the transmitter.
Itâs Immeasurable but undeniable, the impact youâve had, all by yourself. Your efforts have empowered parents with the information theyâve needed to protect kids. Thank you.
â Woody White (@WoodyWhite5) April 21, 2022
I put you in the same category as Chris Rufo, and thatâs meant as the highest compliment.
â The Great Panini (@mightfollow) April 21, 2022
As Twitchy noted, in his piece for CNNâs website, Stelter finally called the Parental Rights in Education bill by its actual name â but only after lowercasing it and putting âscare quotesâ around it.
Brian Stelter: Letâs be clear about the root of the conflict between Ron DeSantis and Disney: âGOP backlash to LGBTQ equalityâ https://t.co/kHekNftxa1
â Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 22, 2022