Brian Stelter on Trump’s ‘Dehumanizing’ Attacks on Omarosa: Americans Will Look Back ‘With Shame’

As the feud intensifies between Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault-Newman, CNN’s Brian Stelter says its only a matter of time before the country looks back on this period of time with embarrassment and humiliation. When Stelter was on to react to Trump’s tweet referring to Manigault-Newman as a “dog,” he said journalists need to take a stand for decency. “Decency is non-partisan,” Stelter said, “and this is another example of a man who should know better acting just plain indecent.” Stelter continued to say that beyond the fact that this language is coming from the President of the United States, it goes to show that Trump is willing to dehumanize his critics in order to refute any Continue reading "Brian Stelter on Trump’s ‘Dehumanizing’ Attacks on Omarosa: Americans Will Look Back ‘With Shame’"

Brian Stelter: Trump Doesn’t Trust Fact-Checks or His Own Intel, ‘He Only Trusts His Fox Friends’

CNN’s Brian Stelter took a moment to address “Trump’s Hall of Mirrors” this morning: his Fox News allies feeding into his doubts and national distrust about the Mueller probe. He first tackled the ridiculous Hannity guest-hosting radio gig from the President’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani, saying, “This would be funny if it weren’t so serious… It reveals to us how the pro-Trump media world works hand and hand with trump. It is a collaboration that helps Trump but hurts the public.” Trump, of course, eagerly tweets the musings of Fox News hosts and guests who decry the Mueller probe as illegitimate and say the real crime is what’s going on with the Deep State or Hillary Clinton or something else. Just like, say, this morning:

Brian Stelter on Omarosa-White House Fight: ‘Nobody Involved Has a Reputation for Being Honest’

Omarosa Manigault makes a lot of serious claims in her new book about President Donald Trump, some of which the White House has disputed. Most explosively, she claims she turned down hush money she was offered to keep quiet about her time in the White House. As CNN’s Brian Stelter put it this afternoon, Manigault’s book is sort of a follow-up to Fire and Fury. There is, of course, an issue of her credibility, and Stelter said that’s true of both sides in this debacle:
“Sarah Sanders and her press aides are not the most credible people either. This is an awkward situation where nobody involved has a reputation for being honest and telling the truth. You think about Omarosa… her persona has always been about being a villain, a liar, a backstabber. That has been the brand. She was famously fired three times on various episodes of The Continue reading "Brian Stelter on Omarosa-White House Fight: ‘Nobody Involved Has a Reputation for Being Honest’"

The Five Fires Back at Bill de Blasio for Slamming Fox News: He Has ‘Zero National Appeal’

The hosts of Fox News’ The Five responded to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio taking some shots at Fox in a recent interview. De Blasio said that without Fox News and News Corp, “We would be a more unified country. We would not be suffering a lot of the negativity and divisiveness we’re going through right now. I can’t ignore that.” Greg Gutfeld had this to say in response:
“He thinks America would be better off without us? What he’s really saying is he would be better off without us. But he’s wrong. Even without America’s most-watched news channel making fun of him, other progressives still shun him. He’s 7 feet of political invisibility. So it should be easy to pretend de Blasio’s dumb ideas don’t exist, but if that were the case, millions of people would be better off. You can’t beat leftism for burdening humanity, and
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C-SPAN: We Reported Caller’s Death Threat Against Brian Stelter, Don Lemon to the FBI

C-SPAN has put out a statement today on the alarming death threat a caller made on-air towards CNN’s Brian Stelter and Don Lemon. On Reliable Sources yesterday, Stelter actually played the audio of the threat and talked about the seriousness of the threats they and many other journalists face. Just days ago New York Times columnist Bret Stephens and MSNBC’s Katy Tur made a point of talking about these kinds of threats too. C-SPAN has now put out a statement revealing that they reported the threat to the FBI: The statement also addresses the host’s seeming lack of a response to such an ugly threat, saying, “The C-SPAN host did not Continue reading "C-SPAN: We Reported Caller’s Death Threat Against Brian Stelter, Don Lemon to the FBI"

CNN’s Stelter Doubles Down on Call for Sarah Sanders to Correct False Claim That Reporters Helped Bin Laden

CNN’s Brian Stelter doubled down Monday on his insistence that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders should apologize for the specious claim that reporters made it more difficult to track down Osama bin Laden in the ’90s. “[Sanders] still hasn’t admitted that she screwed up when she claimed last Wednesday that reporters made it harder to track down Osama bin Laden in the run-up to 9/11,” Stelter wrote. “This has never happened before,” former Clinton White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart told Stelter on Sunday’s Reliable Sources. “We’ve had great presidents. We’ve had terrible presidents. Republicans and Democrats. We’ve never had Continue reading "CNN’s Stelter Doubles Down on Call for Sarah Sanders to Correct False Claim That Reporters Helped Bin Laden"

[LISTEN] C-SPAN Caller Threatens to Kill Brian Stelter and Don Lemon: ‘[If] I See Them I’m Going to Shoot Them’

President Donald Trump‘s seething animosity toward the press hit home with CNN’s Brian Stelter, who shared a death threat against him and colleague Don Lemon, the audio of which he played on the air Sunday. The message came from a C-SPAN caller named Don, who falsely accused both Stelter and Lemon of labeling all Trump supporters racists, which Stelter notes is a lie. “They don’t even know these Americans out here and they are calling us racists because we voted for Trump? Come on. Give me a break,” the caller said. “They started the war. I see them, I’m going to shoot them. Bye.” While Stelter said he didn’t know where the man would have gotten the impression that he ever called Trump voters racists, he recalled that the night before, Fox News’ Sean Hannity played a clip of him asking whether racial anxiety could be Continue reading "[LISTEN] C-SPAN Caller Threatens to Kill Brian Stelter and Don Lemon: ‘[If] I See Them I’m Going to Shoot Them’"