At a National Press Club event, Ted Koppel and Brian Stelter were among the panelists, and Koppel, the journalist and 25-year anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” program, offered up a reality check for the CNN host about Donald Trump:
Video: To consternation of @BrianStelter, Ted Koppel contended during 10/1 Kalb Report @PressClubDC: “You would be lost without @realDonaldTrump. CNN’s ratings would be in the toilet without Trump.” Stelter: “Ted, you know that’s not true. You’re playing for laughs.” #NPCLive pic.twitter.com/XGZl9yNzqh
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) October 3, 2018
Stelter didn’t appear to agree with his media colleague.
— 🎃 Arthur Dayne 👻 (@ArthurDayne1) October 3, 2018
OUCH. Talk about getting zapped by a self-awareness taser!
Ted Koppel is owning the libs. https://t.co/7NnWYhzlHP
— Sp👻👻k Thompson (@ltthompso) October 3, 2018
Somebody got defensive.. The truth hurts though. 🤷♂️
— JR Thatcher (@JrThatcher) October 3, 2018
Koppel is right. Trump and CNN need each other. https://t.co/z5ff61ENJM
— Matthew Salzwedel (@mrsalzwedel) October 3, 2018
CNN is loaded with talent. That includes @brianstelter.
But cmon, Brian. You know Koppel’s truth-telling here https://t.co/ojgcDF7WeM
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) October 3, 2018
Ted Koppel has more integrity than pretty much everyone on cable news, combined https://t.co/KLU9vAUHSD
— Jamie Kirchick (@jkirchick) October 3, 2018
That was something else.