Poor Brian Stelter. Poor media! It’s so hard being caught in the middle of Donald Trump’s lies:
The lying is the big story. And the press is right smack dab in the middle of it because advocating for facts gets you labeled "fake news." Which is another lie. https://t.co/wJCeHEbC9A
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 25, 2019
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.
You’re unintentionally hilarious
— CJS (@CarySiegel) July 25, 2019
Then why do you keep inviting people onto your air to muddy the waters on such a frequent basis, Brian?
— Malleus Maleficarum (@evilklown17) July 25, 2019
The press is smack dab in the middle of it because they keep inviting @DanRather on as a "reliable source".
— Bryan Farris (@SaveFarrisLSU) July 25, 2019
Actually, it’s the fake news that gets you labeled “fake news.” https://t.co/WPJw1rmTKd
— RBe (@RBPundit) July 25, 2019
How do you cover the news when news coverage is the news?
When, in short, the news is the news, but the news is not the truth.
— Carrington Ward (@CarringtonWard) July 25, 2019
Virtue signaling by you is very hard to take.
— Francis David Durand (@FrancisDDurand) July 25, 2019
Maybe Brian should save some of the virtue signaling for his boss:
@CNN had every opportunity to stop this madness in '16 but Zucker's obsession with providing billions in free ad revenue was more important.
— Bry (@bhueypdx) July 25, 2019
Yep. So pipe down, Brian.
Meh. You guys have done your fair share of damage too. Might wanna sit this one out.
— Lester Diamond (@FredBaker127) July 25, 2019
You and CNN may want to sit this one out, Stelt.
— Meier Ben Avraham ❌ (@hebrewservative) July 25, 2019