This is hilarious. Every mainstream media outlet now has a media correspondent who watches other media outlets and reports on what they’re doing. CNN has Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter, who is obsessed with Fox News to the point where he wrote about the channel’s relationship with the Trump administration. Apparently, NPR also has a media correspondent named David Folkenflik, and he seemed aghast that Fox News would tweet out a story about the low ratings of Brian Stelter’s “Reliable Sources.”
CNN’s Brian Stelter has lowest-rated month of 2021, hasn’t averaged one-million viewers since Marchhttps://t.co/Hf7J51EnYi
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 28, 2021
This is sent out by Fox News's primary Twitter account – 20MM+ followers – simply to disparage a rival media host who is frequently critical of the rhetoric on Fox.
Zero separation of news/PR here. https://t.co/u8YVEBrLCj
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) September 28, 2021
It’s media news, right? A media correspondent would know that.
That’s this Brian Stelter, right? https://t.co/VcTpzjgJ2J
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) September 28, 2021
I’m sorry this is happening to you
— Todd (@toddmcaleer) September 28, 2021
Are you going to be okay?
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 28, 2021
I hope you can find a safe space
— Hamilton's Ghost (@hamilton_ghost) September 28, 2021
— Fred (@Big_Head_Fred_) September 28, 2021
My thoughts and prayers for your speedy recovery.
— Gamma Variant *️⃣ (@Geldner) September 28, 2021
what an absolute dork. LMAO
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) September 28, 2021
Do…do you know what Stelter and Darcy talk about for 90% of their day every single day, Dave?
— Shane Styles (@shaner5000) September 28, 2021
Wait so Brian Stelter can spend his whole show dissing Fox but Fox can't respond? I see the rules.
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) September 28, 2021
— Just Me 📚 (@OSUBuckeyes9) September 28, 2021
Stelter does this daily. Not sorry.
— ProcReg (@ProcReg) September 28, 2021
Read what some of the @CNN reporters & contributors tweet out. Looks like a 2 way street.
— Chris 😷 💉 (@Chris4WF18) September 28, 2021
Brian Stelter’s entire show is him crying about Fox 😂😂😂
— Anthony (@PhinsTweets) September 28, 2021
So you’re whining that Stelter (who is CNN’s mouthpiece for ‘reliable sources’ ) who constantly ridicules Fox is now untouchable by Fox on facts? Wild!
— Know Whammies (@2much2loos) September 28, 2021
Isn't Stelter's entire grift bashing Fox News relentlessly? I'm not a fan of Fox News at all but seems like celebrating that you are winning a war against someone who targets you is both appropriate and expected.
— #Pureblooded Protagonist (@DVSwords) September 28, 2021
Didn’t @brianstelter write a book about Fox News? And doesn’t he comment on Fox News all the time?
— Donna Levy (@Donna1204L) September 28, 2021
Attacking Fox News is basically the entirety of Stelter's job
— vorozab (@vorozab) September 28, 2021
"It's journalism when CNN does it. It's PR when Fox does it."
Gimme a break.
Stelter's efforts are nothing more than CNN-centric PR as well. You just don't deem it as such because you both play for Team Blue.
— David X. Henry (@imau2fan) September 28, 2021
Are you suggesting NPR is in the pocket of the DNC?
Lol, and CNN doesn’t do that???
— pencil man (@jay54662052) September 28, 2021
You are correct. It's not "news" that no one is watching Brian Stelter. Everyone already knows that fact.
— JimMcNulty (@JimMcNulty19) September 28, 2021
Is the tweet accurate? If so, calm down. If not, you might have a point.
— @ItPaystoDreamRacing (@ItPaystoDreamR3) September 28, 2021
Notice how Fox News simply stated a fact. Which is news… @brianstelter's show is his opinion about Fox News.
— rvz (@rvanzant77) September 28, 2021
“It’s cool though when my team does it.” – David Folkenflik
— David X. Henry (@imau2fan) September 28, 2021
CNN employs a team of professional tattletales – to this very end.
— Safe Spaces Media and the Toxic Something Podcast (@SafeSpacesMedia) September 28, 2021
Lol. If it wasn't for @FoxNews, Stelter would be unemployed. Reporting on what THEY report on is his entire gig.
— BlackTrain (@BlackTrain) September 28, 2021
Looks like David doesn't watch Brian either
— Keith Maniac, from Guatemala (@from_maniac) September 28, 2021
Last time I checked it was Stelter that had a fixation on Fox. He frequently "Fox bashes" so they both drives clicks and eyeballs off each other. It's symbiotic.
— Mike Batley (@mbatley1) September 28, 2021
Cry about it
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) September 28, 2021
— Scott In NJ (@scottinnj) September 28, 2021
I know the doughboy enjoys you white knighting for him.
— SWFLRightWinger (@RightSwfl) September 28, 2021
Here for the ratio on this stupid take. 👋🏻
— JohnWickofPolitics (@Gingrich_of_PA) September 28, 2021
It’s funny that NPR’s media correspondent has apparently never seen Stelter’s Twitter feed.
‘I mean this is humiliating’: Glenn Greenwald absolutely wipes the floor with Brian Stelter in back-and-forth over CNN’s ratings https://t.co/DHcO8GxWAb
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 2, 2021