We missed the opening of “The Five” Monday, but that’s OK, because CNN’s Brian Stelter never misses a single show on Fox News and was able to tell us what we missed. Apparently, the Fox News panel was talking about a segment on Stelter’s on Sunday show, “Reliable Sources,” on which he and fellow hall monitor Oliver Darcy called out Fox News for it’s fear-ridden chyrons, like one claiming the crime waves in some blue cities have turned them into “apocalyptic hellscapes.” That’s pretty good, actually.
But CNN … yes, CNN … claims that Fox News is using crisis chyrons to keep the nation in a state of fear. CNN, on the other hand, is like Seth Rogen telling you not to get worked up about your car getting broken into because that’s called “living in a big city.”
Since "The Five" is talking about yesterday's "Reliable Sources," let me re-up the segment they disliked: https://t.co/PX1l6xLp4o
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 24, 2022
During commercial break, @crampell described it as the "fear filter." That's a great way to put it. And Fox uses this "fear filter" on an array of stories, presenting things in the scariest possible ways to viewers and giving them a distorted sense of reality.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 23, 2022
It really is amazing the proud ignorance you display in cavalierly dismissing the threats to public safety that people in Los Angeles are facing.
Tell all my friends who have been robbed at gunpoint, assaulted, or had their homes broken into that “this is all an illusion”. Scum
— Matt Bilinsky (@mattbilinsky) January 23, 2022
Reliable Sources. 😂
— Sarue (@SARuehle) January 24, 2022
I’m glad that crime is not a problem in Chicago. Thanks CNN, my own eyes were fooling me.
— Floyd Lawson (@FloydLawson78) January 23, 2022
You're lying, look what's happening in LA and San Francisco. Have you seen the those smash and grab incidents??? Look at the looting at the train tracks in LA.
— Andre Powell, CPA (@apowe003) January 23, 2022
Tell us you live in a bubble without telling us you live in a bubble…
— Jared Moore (@jdawgdahawg117) January 23, 2022
Crime is highly concentrated in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Parts of NYC and LA are as safe as your average city in Switzerland while parts of major American cities are more unsafe than the median place in Ghana or Vietnam. The reach for an own displays CNN's own limits. https://t.co/TwaFGdZPta
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) January 23, 2022
NYC Cop killed
Asian woman killed in NYC by being pushed in front of subway
5 NYC cops shot in 2022
Train robberies out of control in CA
Man who nobody knows how he got into the country takes hostages at a TX synagogue
AAPI hate crimes way up in NYC
But it's being overplayed pic.twitter.com/1rYAq9sBQl
— emperorofeggrolls (@emperoreggrolls) January 23, 2022
Don't believe your lying eyes, it's really not that bad, says CNN staff propagandist
— Leticia Lehane (@LeticiaLehane) January 23, 2022
Where are you in the ratings?
— Sevs (@jasdcs) January 24, 2022
Somewhere well below “The Five” is putting it mildly.
Not sure the weekend a cop was shot in the city you call home and killed is the weekend to push back here.
— RJB (@metsgame) January 24, 2022
A NYC COP was Killed You POS.
— Chris Gold (@LiviaGold1969) January 23, 2022
This girl, 8, was crossing a street in Chicago in broad daylight holding her mother's hand when she was shot in the head and killed. Her name was Melissa Ortega. Is your network going to say her name? Or is that reserved for promoting political narratives?https://t.co/twZSoRnjM4
— Reptilian Overlord (@RepOverlord) January 23, 2022
Even MSNBC covered crime today.
— Abby Flink (@aflink27) January 24, 2022
Even Jen Psaki talked about crime during Monday’s press briefing.
You're criticizing other networks for how they cover stories? pic.twitter.com/iVs6cb5b1l
— Isaac (@IsaacArshav) January 24, 2022
I’m old enough to remember you and your clown colleagues were pumping fear porn 24-7 with a covid death clock that disappeared once Biden got elected
— Cotton Hill (@HankyPanky0) January 23, 2022
Telling us "FOX CHYRONS PLAY ON VIEWERS' FEARS" and "FOX WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE BIDEN'S AMERICA IS DOOMED" would probably go down more smoothly if *your* network hadn't dropped its running COVID infection and death totals after *your* President took office. https://t.co/Y7RZ3tOLse
— Mike Partyka (@MichaelJPartyka) January 23, 2022
CNN: All is well! All is well!
— BDroz (@bryan_droz) January 24, 2022
You are obtuse. It’s truly incredible.
— FweedomPhDMac (@ScrutonsHair) January 24, 2022
They burned you
— Tom Rando (@tom_rando) January 24, 2022
FoxNews is not going to date you Oliver.
— HedleyLamar (@andrewaters2020) January 23, 2022
You're lost and not living in reality. CNN used to be so good. I relied on it for my news. Now you're a joke. You're the lead on a network that has lost relevance. You even watch @FoxNews @greggutfeld
— Michael Rafferty (@mikelsey5) January 24, 2022
It's seems very mentally unhealthy to be so obsessed with your competitors. You switched from being hysterical over President Trump 24/7 to looking like a cage full of lunatics raging at another cable channel. Get help.
— Just a Hound 🇺🇸 (@Hound_American) January 23, 2022
— KAP 🇺🇸💪 (@kap_chan) January 23, 2022
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Here’s the segment on “The Five” that had Stelter in a tizzy:
Greg Gutfeld: "People ask me why do I constantly point out how fat Brian Stelter is, how fat and bald and homely he is! And I always tell you that no insult is worse than their ideas…" pic.twitter.com/prtIGLTIiy
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) January 24, 2022
Dr. Fauci rants about disinformation as the CNN chyron says Joe Rogan took a 'livestock drug' https://t.co/lmE9Vrwhx1
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 6, 2021