As we reported earlier, a Muslim YouTube star named Adam Saleh who was busted for staging a hoax Islamophobia video in 2014 posted a video alleging that he, along with people he was traveling with, were kicked off a Delta flight for speaking Arabic.

Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” has been among members of the media slamming “fake news,” as evidenced by this tweet from October:

However, Stelter couldn’t help but be impressed by how fast Saleh’s unproven allegation made the social media rounds:

Stelter was informed that the person making the allegation has been caught in hoaxes before, and here’s how he responded:

In any case, so much for lamenting the viral spread of possible “fake news.”