Poor Brian Stelter. Poor media! It’s so hard being caught in the middle of Donald Trump’s lies:

Stelter writes:

Some people, primarily fans of Trump, excuse or rationalize the lies for various reasons. Other people simply cannot. So much of the anti-Trump outrage from progressives and anti-Trump conservatives and columnists and pundits boils down to “He’s deceiving you. He’s lying to your face. Don’t you care?”

And the press is right smack dab in the middle of this because advocating for facts gets you labeled “fake news.” Which is, again, another lie.

Is it a lie, though? We know that Donald Trump is a pathological liar, but for Brian Stelter of all people to act as though the media are unimpeachably honest is ridiculous. How many times have Brian and CNN been busted for dishonest coverage, not just of Trump but of a wide variety of topics? Hell, he straight-up sat there and let David Hogg lie on national television. The press put themselves “in the middle of it.” They made themselves the story.

Maybe Brian should save some of the virtue signaling for his boss:

Yep. So pipe down, Brian.