You’d think that Michael Avenatti facing federal charges and potentially looking at several decades in prison would be pretty newsworthy, but frankly, CNN hall monitor Brian Stelter is busy with other things:

Poor Brian needs a break, you guys.

Wonder why.

Does Brian not have any Reliable Sources who can weight in on the Avenatti situation?

Why would Brian not want to talk about Michael Avenatti today? Ah:

Avenatti spent quite a bit of time crying on CNN.

And laughing it up, of course:

That photo on the right got deleted. Good thing tweeters like @redsteeze preserved it for posterity:

Great question!

Nice try, Brian. But this is one story you can’t outrun. Not when you played such a pivotal role!

True.

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