It’s no secret that many at CNN have an obsession with Fox News, which may even contribute to explaining the cable news net’s ratings dominance. But among those at CNN, there’s nobody more obsessed with Fox News than Brian Stelter, and he’s even publishing a book on the subject.
One item in particular that Stelter tweeted about shows just how low he’s willing to go (below is just one of his tweets but we’re not including any that link to his book which is no doubt going to be a pile of “according to a source” garbage):
A TV host's personal life is not automatically newsworthy. But a relationship between two of Fox's biggest stars? That's newsworthy. Whispers about Hannity and Ainsley Earhardt have been widespread inside Fox for years, but never reported publicly. (2/6)
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 11, 2020
And of course Stelter’s claim was based on a “source,” and you know how “reliable” CNN’s sources have been.
Ted Cruz leads off the much-needed shaming:
Brian, are you saying it’s newsworthy who you’re sleeping with?
How about show some decency & leave people’s personal lives alone? Focus on, say, news. https://t.co/hU53kV6G7d
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 12, 2020
Narrator: But Stelter had no intention of showing any decency.
This is some TMZ or Gawker type of bullshit https://t.co/rs6iD4k7Aj
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) June 12, 2020
We’d expect nothing less from CNN’s hack media correspondent.
Ugh. You're so gross. https://t.co/MKij58r9lb
— jon gabriel (@exjon) June 12, 2020
And then some.
This is so scummy. https://t.co/4TEMVVZmWN
— Tyler Voigt (@tvoigt34) June 12, 2020
Yes we know all about the relationship you have with your diary, Brian. But we don’t care. https://t.co/dKpTzJPBvJ
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 12, 2020
No it isn’t, yet you cover it. CNN looking into a another broadcaster’s private life. What a sick bunch of envious jackasses you are. Your ‘Fake News’ label is well deserved. ?? https://t.co/1KvuwcNvee
— Fernando Amandi Sr. ?? (@FernandoAmandi) June 12, 2020
— Lucas John – candidate for WARLORD of CHAZ (@realLucasJohn) June 12, 2020
Whatever you do in life, don’t do what Brian Stelter does. https://t.co/Wb588nLoem
— Brady Leonard (@bradyleonard) June 12, 2020