CNN’s Brian Karem Doubles Down on WH Briefing Outburst: I’m Sorry I Held My Temper So Long

On Reliable Sources Sunday, CNN contributor Brian Karem — who also serves as a White House correspondent for Playboy Magazine and Executive Editor of the Montgomery County Sentinel — was offered the chance to apologize for his outburst during a press briefing last week where he demanded to know if Press Secretary Sarah Sanders had any empathy for parents being separated from children at the border. Karem did apologize — but not to Sanders. After replying the briefing clip, host Brian Stelter asked Karem, “Do you regret losing your cool?” “I have an apology to make,” said Karem. “I apologize to every human being who has had to suffer, who have less — who has less than I do. And I did not come to the table sooner. I’m sorry to those people for waiting so long and holding my temper.” After the briefing fight, several people on Continue reading "CNN’s Brian Karem Doubles Down on WH Briefing Outburst: I’m Sorry I Held My Temper So Long"

Seth MacFarlane Rips Tucker Carlson For Anti-Media Tirade: Makes Me ‘Embarrassed to Work For’ Fox

Tucker Carlson is a very well educated intellectual. That’s what makes the ardent anti-intellectualism of his Fox News show so strange. He rails consistently against “experts” and members of the “mainstream media”, frequently telling his viewers: “they’re lying to you.” That’s not unusual for Carlson, but his remarks on Thursday night’s show caught the eye of CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, who sent out this tweet in response: Aside from the obvious point that Carlson made those comments on Fox News, the biggest cable news network in America, the idea that a major network host is telling his Continue reading "Seth MacFarlane Rips Tucker Carlson For Anti-Media Tirade: Makes Me ‘Embarrassed to Work For’ Fox"

Frank Luntz Goes After CNN’s Brian Stelter: It’s ‘Disgusting’ Media Doesn’t Give POTUS Credit

Pollster Frank Luntz and CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter butted heads about their coverage of President Trump‘s summit. It all began when Trump slammed the media in a tweet about North Korea by declaring “Fake News” outlets like CNN and NBC as the “biggest enemy” for their negative coverage of the summit on Wednesday. Stelter reacted to the tweet on-air by calling it “absolutely disgusting” and a “form of poison.” Luntz then went after Stelter on Twitter for putting so much focus on Trump’s tweet, prompting the following exchange:

CNN’s Stelter Goes Off on Trump For Attacking His Network: ‘That is Absolutely Disgusting! Disgusting!’

Brian Stelter lit up Donald Trump on Wednesday after the president called the media the “biggest enemy” to America because of their critical coverage of his summit with Kim Jong Un. Stelter joined Poppy Harlow today for a discussion on AT&T’s new legal clearance to merge with CNN’s parent company, Time Warner. Trump vocally opposed the proposed merger on countless occasions, so Stelter was joined by Jeffrey Toobin as they pored through the questions of whether the Department of Justice challenged the merger because of Trump’s hatred of CNN. Eventually, Stelter brought up Trump’s latest attack on the “fake news” press because of their skepticism for how he handled the denuclearization summit with North Korea. The CNN media analyst wasn’t playing around today, “That is absolutely disgusting!” Stelter said of the president’s remarks. “Disgusting!” “You know what’s interesting? Checks and balances worked,” Stelter said, going back to the Continue reading "CNN’s Stelter Goes Off on Trump For Attacking His Network: ‘That is Absolutely Disgusting! Disgusting!’"

CNN’s Brian Stelter Swipes at Hannity For Landing Trump Summit ‘Interview’: More Like ‘A Chat Among Friends?’

Suffice it to say, CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter doesn’t think that Tuesday night’s Fox News interview between President Donald Trump and Sean Hannity is likely to produce a Frost/Nixon-type interrogation. In a Monday afternoon Tweet, Stelter fired a stiff jab in the direction of the Fox News host — arguing that the word “interview” might not describe what is set to air on Tuesday night. “If you’re talking with your biggest supporter on TV, an informal adviser to your W.H., someone who’s been called your ‘shadow chief of staff,’ someone you’ve shared a lawyer with… Is it really an ‘interview?'” Stelter posited. “Maybe ‘a chat among friends?'”

Brian Stelter Pays Emotional Tribute to Anthony Bourdain: ‘One of the Greatest Storytellers of Our Time’

“A father, a chef, a correspondent, a poet, a renegade, an international TV icon,” CNN’s Brian Stelter described late colleague Anthony Bourdain on Reliable Sources, who shocked the world by taking his own life on Friday. “Anthony Bourdain was one of the greatest storytellers of our time, and most of all a friend, a friend to millions of viewers who never got to meet him,” an emotional Stelter continued. “I’m sorry I’ve been dreading this conversation,” he said. “I know it’s been a couple of days, but it is still so raw.” “Bourdain joined CNN five years ago, and changed us forever,” Stelter continued. “Remember we didn’t have shows like Parts Unknown back then. He took a risk by coming here, and CNN took a risk on him. It ended up being incredibly rewarding for everyone.” Stelter aired photos of some of the tributes to Bourdain at Continue reading "Brian Stelter Pays Emotional Tribute to Anthony Bourdain: ‘One of the Greatest Storytellers of Our Time’"

CNN’s Stelter to David Frum: Is it ‘Appropriate’ to be ‘So Critical of Trump’ Ahead of North Korea Summit?

CNN’s Brian Stelter asked Atlantic senior editor David Frum if it’s “appropriate” to be so critical of President Donald Trump ahead of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Frum on Sunday penned a brutal piece for the Atlantic which took Trump to task for his combative attitude towards allies at the G7 summit, which the president upended abruptly on Saturday. The former George W. Bush speechwriter wrote:
Trump is locked into a cycle in his top-level diplomacy: bully-cringe-bully-cringe. He bullies traditional friends and allies; he cringes to adversaries, dictators, and potential funding sources for Trump enterprises. Bullying the G7 was the weekend’s story; cringing to North Korea—and behind it, China—will be the story of the week ahead.
“You wrote a very bruising piece earlier today for The Atlantic about what happened at the G-7 meeting,” Stelter said on Reliable Sources Sunday. “What I’m wondering David is, whether Continue reading "CNN’s Stelter to David Frum: Is it ‘Appropriate’ to be ‘So Critical of Trump’ Ahead of North Korea Summit?"