As Twitchy reported Tuesday, The New Yorker published a 9,000-word hit piece on Dan Bongino with input from such people as the president and CEO of Media Matters, which has promoted advertiser boycotts of Bongino’s show. To the writer’s credit, he did contact Bongino for comment, and CNN has a stake in the piece because it was penned by CNN contributor Evan Osnos.
"The reality is, I’ve got a bigger footprint than you guys by tenfold, if not twentyfold," Dan Bongino told @eosnos. "I don’t want to be an asshole about it, but there’s nothing you can write that I can’t write back even worse. It’s asymmetric warfare.” https://t.co/Xi7qAoLMSb
— Michael Luo (@michaelluo) December 27, 2021
He’s not lying about his footprint, but Stelter thought he’d weigh in:
This quote reminded me: Hyperpartisan hate-news aggregators like Bongino's site never publish nuanced profiles like The New Yorker's piece about Bongino. They're in a totally different biz… https://t.co/cy8hIZwSNQ
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 29, 2021
Would CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” say, do a nuanced piece on hyperpartisan hate-news aggregator Bongino?
The CNN coffee boy is jealous because Dan’s podcast has more viewers than this dipshit has on a “major” cable news channel. He’s an embarrassment to cable news.
He gave back rubs to Avenatti & he STILL hasn’t apologized for pumping the pee-pee tape hoax, & the Hunter Biden hoax. https://t.co/pwk0NLJ8Ej
— Bongino Report (@BonginoReport) December 29, 2021
— Gus Polinski (@Bill564758344) December 29, 2021
Poor @brianstelter, when you are at the bottom you are jealous of everyone
— J McC09 (@Mcc09J) December 29, 2021
Maybe take a few notes? https://t.co/bGwFlY6Bor
— Ian Haworth (@ighaworth) December 29, 2021
“Hyperpartisan hate-news aggregators”
This is a perfect description of Stelter. https://t.co/t4yfgEVJyL
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) December 29, 2021
— 🥨 PhillyAl 🏛 (@PhillyAlB) December 29, 2021
— BowTiedPygmyTyrant (@BirdieTied) December 29, 2021
Your network gave Richard Spencer a platform. Maybe get off the soapbox?
— Isaac (@IsaacArshav) December 29, 2021
CNN during Trump = Hyperpartisan hate-news aggregators. pic.twitter.com/Kv0zcyp29W
— Charlie (@CSpenc32683) December 29, 2021
CNN is every bit as hyper partisan. And MSNBC is more of a hate news aggregator than Bongino.
— Howard Prime (@BluishCheckMark) December 29, 2021
Stelter is CNN’s media reporter, but you never, ever hear him do a report on MSNBC’s Joy Reid — he’s devoted to watching Fox News only.
America loves Bongino, Brian Stelter not so much? Why does Bongino kick your butt in ratings every week Brian?
— 🌹NFL Kneelers🌈 🇺🇸 (@NFL_Kneeler) December 29, 2021
Except he’s right. Why would he care what the New Yorker says to their 32 subscribers. The only reason they’d even write a piece about Bongino is in a desperate hope that some of his audience might hate read it and boost their traffic. The NY audience doesn’t care about him. https://t.co/YG93q2HC3c
— Mr. Misadventure (@Untimelyreload) December 29, 2021
You work for a company full of pedos. Care to comment about that?
— Be The Light (@BBeeLight1) December 29, 2021
Anything going on in the news world today, Brian? Something perhaps in CNN’s own house as it were? https://t.co/r3NtHsFXQB
— Matthew D. Dempster (@dempstermd) December 29, 2021
Who are you going to listen to? A fat bald coffee boy or a man that has worked for 3 administrations? @dbongino makes a fool of you leftist daily and brings the receipts.
— politicized agendas (@jfloydbhc) December 29, 2021
It looks like Stelter found someone besides Tucker Carlson to be jealous of.
‘Pure projection!’ Glenn Greenwald tackles The New Yorker’s hit piece on Dan Bongino https://t.co/yHh7XLp0GY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 28, 2021