CNN’s Stelter Grills Jill Abramson Over Plagiarism: ‘That’s Word for Word Stealing Other Peoples’ Work’


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CNN’s Brian Stelter interrogated former New York Times editor Jill Abramson on her book Merchants of Truth, making for a stunning interview in which the two sparred over the allegations of plagiarism made against her. “Wouldn’t these examples meet the Times definition of plagiarism?” Stelter asked on Reliable Sources, after noting that he worked with Abramson when he was a media reporter at the Times. “It would meet the Times definition of things that should be promptly corrected,” Abramson replied. “And sometimes, you know, a quote isn’t attributed correctly in the newspaper and that’s corrected. That’s what I have endeavored to do here.” “I would never purposefully take credit for the work of another journalist or writer,” she continued, arguing she simply missed out on attributing “a few” passages in the footnotes. “But even if I include a footnote, I still can’t steal their words, word Continue reading "CNN’s Stelter Grills Jill Abramson Over Plagiarism: ‘That’s Word for Word Stealing Other Peoples’ Work’"

Hillary Alum Pushes Back on Stelter for Calling Ocasio-Cortez Media Critiques ‘Trumpian’


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When CNN’s Brian Stelter compared Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s criticisms of the media to Donald Trump‘s, former Hillary Clinton aide and current CNN contributor Jess McIntosh came to AOC’s defense by pointing out the world of difference between the two figures. On Sunday morning’s edition of CNN’s Reliable Sources, Stelter began by praising AOC to his panel for her effective use of social media. But then he asked if Ocasio-Cortez was “trying to have it both ways” by “criticizing the Washington Post fact-checker” while also “talking about how important journalism is to society.” “Is there something Trumpian at all about her journalism critiques?” Stelter asked. “I think it’s important to make a distinction here,” said Time correspondent Charlotte Alter. “Donald Trump is calling journalists the enemy of the people and AOC is not doing any of that.” She added that while Ocasio-Cortez deserves to be fact-checked, Continue reading "Hillary Alum Pushes Back on Stelter for Calling Ocasio-Cortez Media Critiques ‘Trumpian’"

Carl Bernstein: Mueller Draft Report Shows How Trump ‘Helped Putin Destabilize the United States’


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CNN analyst and legendary investigative journalist Carl Berstein appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday to talk about two bombshell reports on the Trump administration. One, from the New York Times, found that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was secretly “working on behalf of Russia against American interests.” And the other, dropped shortly afterwards by the Washington Post, reported that Trump tried to hide his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin from senior officials in his own administration. Bernstein first dismissed Trump’s attempts to claim that “unless there is some type of smoking gun… then there is no collusion.” “That’s nonsense,” Bernstein said. “This is about the most serious counterintelligence people we have in the U.S. government saying, ‘Oh, my God, the president’s words and actions lead us to conclude that somehow he has become a witting, unwitting, or half-witting pawn, certainly Continue reading "Carl Bernstein: Mueller Draft Report Shows How Trump ‘Helped Putin Destabilize the United States’"

CNN’s Brian Stelter: ‘There Was Not Enough Talk About Racial Resentment in 2016’


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CNN host Brian Stelter offered a warning to political journalists covering the 2020 presidential election by noting that there was not enough focus on “racial resentment” during the 2016 campaign. On Sunday morning’s edition of CNN’s Reliable Sources, Stelter asked his panel about the coverage of Democratic leaders like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). “Are reporters repeating some mistakes made already? Is sexism creeping into the coverage?” Stelter asked. Democratic strategist Karen Finney noted that “This will be the third time in a presidential where we have women running, and where we have a diverse group of people running from different ethnic backgrounds, and a much more diverse electorate.” “How the media cover candidates, we can’t be afraid to call out things that are racist or sexist,” Finney said, adding that journalists should not be “afraid to call things out. Continue reading "CNN’s Brian Stelter: ‘There Was Not Enough Talk About Racial Resentment in 2016’"

CNN’s Brian Stelter Calls Out Tucker Carlson For Airing a ‘Racial Slur’


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CNN media critic and Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter called out Fox News host Tucker Carlson for airing a “racial slur” during a segment on Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren and her potential 2020 run. “Fox’s 8pm show parroting Trump, putting a racial slur right on screen,” Stelter tweeted in response to a screengrab of Carlson’s show, in which the chyron read, “Pocahontas 2020?” “Pocahontas” is an insult President Donald Trump uses against Warren, as he often claims she lied about her ethnicity and overstated her Native-American heritage to get a high paying job teaching at Harvard University. While the evidence for this accusation is lacking, Warren placed herself on the “Minority Law Teachers” list while teaching at University of Pennsylvania Law. As for Carlson and Stelter, their beef Continue reading "CNN’s Brian Stelter Calls Out Tucker Carlson For Airing a ‘Racial Slur’"

WATCH: CNN’s Brian Stelter Picks Media’s Biggest Winners and Losers in 2018


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CNN’s Brian Stelter used his last Reliable Sources episode of 2018 to list his picks for 2018’s winners and losers in the media. Stelter started things off on Sunday by giving New York Times and Wall Street Journal props for their scoops over the last 12 months. He also congratulated his colleague Chris Cuomo for being a ratings booster for the network thanks to his new show. As for losers in the media, Stelter went with the National Enquirer‘s David Pecker for his involvement in the Michael Cohen-Donald Trump hush money scheme. Stelter also slammed Facebook, saying “this has been their worst year ever” between all the disinformation on the platform and their offering of user data to third parties without permission. Media critic David Zurawik joined Stelter for a chat on this topic, which led to a discussion on how the NFL and various TV programs have also Continue reading "WATCH: CNN’s Brian Stelter Picks Media’s Biggest Winners and Losers in 2018"

CNN’s Brian Stelter Commends ‘News Side’ at Fox News For Defending Jim Acosta


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CNN media reporter Brian Stelter commended the “news side” at Fox News for supporting Jim Acosta in his battle with the White House, despite the fact that many Fox News opinion hosts have bashed the CNN White House correspondent — with Sean Hannity going so far as to praise the Trump administration’s decision to remove his press credentials. “In the past few minutes, 13 different news outlets have issued a joint statement saying they are all going to be filing and joining friend of the court briefs,” Stelter reported early this afternoon. “These are not outlets that usually agree on anything, but they are all agreeing on these basic First Amendment values.” He went on to address Fox News’s “noteworthy” inclusion in the list of outlets defending CNN. “After all, a lot of commentators on Fox News, like Sean Hannity, have been criticizing Jim Acosta,” he added. “Some of Continue reading "CNN’s Brian Stelter Commends ‘News Side’ at Fox News For Defending Jim Acosta"

Sam Donaldson Rips Trump’s ‘Small Base’: They’re Not Going to Run the Country and ‘They Never Will’


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Speaking to CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday, veteran journalist Sam Donaldson ripped President Donald Trump‘s “small base” and said they will never run the country. Donaldson’s words came during a conversation about the White House’s decision to yank Jim Acosta‘s hard pass. “Well, the president — the president seems to believe that if he wants to do something, it should be done. Constitution aside, even Congress aside, certainly other than his base the American people aside. And it doesn’t work that way. And he’s not going to get away with it.” Stelter then asked Donaldson how he sees this period of history ending. “I think it ends with a change in — I hope the president’s attitude,” Donaldson replied. “I believe in forgiveness and redemption of sin. But, it’s going to change because he and people who enable him to do what he’s trying to do and Continue reading "Sam Donaldson Rips Trump’s ‘Small Base’: They’re Not Going to Run the Country and ‘They Never Will’"

First Amendment Lawyer Floyd Abrams Says CNN Would Have ‘Strong Lawsuit’ Against White House Over Acosta Ban


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Brian Stelter led a discussion about whether or not CNN may have grounds to sue the Donald Trump administration over revoking Jim Acosta‘s press pass on Reliable Sources Sunday. “I think it’s a really strong lawsuit,” said constitutional attorney Floyd Abrams after Stelter asked if CNN had grounds to sue. He cited several requirements, set by precedent, that the White House should have to meet to revoke a pass, none of which were met. Stelter then asked if they should sue, and Abrams said yes. They both agreed that this will happen again, now that the White House is setting the position. Former CNN Washington Bureau Chief Frank Sesno said that the president is in an “untenable” position, but is focusing on the Acosta/CNN battle anyway. Stelter turned to veteran journalist Sam Donaldson and asked about that, whether they have to be careful about distraction. Donaldson took his response Continue reading "First Amendment Lawyer Floyd Abrams Says CNN Would Have ‘Strong Lawsuit’ Against White House Over Acosta Ban"

Trump Biographer on POTUS Going After Reporters: He Acts in ‘Crazy Way’ to Get People to ‘Respond in Kind’


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On CNN this afternoon, Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio said President Donald Trump‘s continued attacks on reporters this week shows again that he’s a “verbally abusive person” who sees this as a strength. This week alone Trump punished Jim Acosta and lashed out at Yamiche Alcindor, April Ryan, and Abby Phillip. D’Antonio told anchor Ana Cabrera, “He shakes his fist at people or shakes his finger at them. He does things that no one else would do. And part of the method here is to act in this crazy way so that other people will somehow be provoked and then respond in kind.” Cabrera asked Brian Stelter if there’s ever any justification to pull credentials, like the White House did with Acosta. Stelter said there certainly could be scenarios where reporters would go too far, but that we haven’t seen that yet. He added that reporters Continue reading "Trump Biographer on POTUS Going After Reporters: He Acts in ‘Crazy Way’ to Get People to ‘Respond in Kind’"

D.C. Police Reportedly Open Criminal Investigation Into Protest at Tucker Carlson’s House


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Washington, D.C. police have opened a criminal investigation into the Wednesday night protest outside the home of famed Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, it was reported. CNN’s Brian Stelter spoke about the details Thursday, speculating that “we could see the police looking into this further, possibly even trying to talk with or arrest some of the protesters.” According to Stelter, about 20 Antifa-affiliated individuals gathered at Carlson’s northwest D.C. home while he was at work prepping for his evening show. “His wife was home alone and his wife heard this disturbance outside, heard the knocking on the door, heard them screaming things,” Stelter said. “She was concerned about a home invasion. She called the police. The police showed up and the police report shows there was vandalism at the home.” CNN then shared the following statement from the Metropolitan Police Department:
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CNN’s Stelter Calls Out Hannity Over Trump Rally Appearance: ‘He Was There to Campaign!’


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CNN’s Brian Stelter spoke with Brooke Baldwin this afternoon about the big media story on election day: Sean Hannity appearing at President Donald Trump‘s final rally of the midterms season. Hannity, who directly stated yesterday “I will not be on stage campaigning with the President,” ended up on stage campaigning with the President. After the criticism, Fox News said this “unfortunate distraction” had been “addressed” and Hannity put out this statement today:

Brian Stelter Spars With Guest Over Calling Trump Racist: ‘You’re Going Pretty Far There’


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CNN took a stand on President Donald Trump‘s anti-immigration ad by refusing to allow it on the air and deeming it racist, but the network’s Brian Stelter appeared to be on the fence when it came to applying the same label to the commander-in-chief himself. In a Reliable Sources panel discussion Sunday, Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik praised the outlet for its response to Trump’s fear mongering video targeting the U.S. bound migrant caravan. “That was a really great stand to take on it,” Zurawik said. “We have to call him racist. We have to call him a misogynist when he says the things he says about women. Though Stelter has consistently criticized Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric, he didn’t seem to totally comfortable with the columnist’s remarks, stating, “You’re going pretty far there saying we have to call him a racist.” Still, Zurawik contended it was time Continue reading "Brian Stelter Spars With Guest Over Calling Trump Racist: ‘You’re Going Pretty Far There’"

CNN’s Brian Stelter: I Hope Fox News Is Doing Some ‘Soul Searching’ in Dividing the Country


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CNN’s Brian Stelter hopes that Fox News’ opinion hosts take a moment to consider the role they play in how President Trump has led the country to its current sociopolitical state. The discussion began after Stelter ran a segment where he connected Trump’s immigration rhetoric to some of the most controversial comments on the matter from Fox News. This segued into a discussion on how the Trump Administration insists that the president’s words don’t contribute to the toxic political discourse which led to the recent acts of violence around the country. As Stelter talked to Alisyn Camerota and John Berman on how Trump continues to attack his enemies in order to deflect from his political vulnerability, he ended up talking about how often the president parrots the talking points of his favorite Fox News hosts. “I sure hope some of those fox hosts, some of those commentators take a moment, Continue reading "CNN’s Brian Stelter: I Hope Fox News Is Doing Some ‘Soul Searching’ in Dividing the Country"

Social Network Gab Shut Down As Web Host Joins Paypal and Other Sites in Banning Service Used by Synagogue Shooter


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Social media service Gab — a messaging service and app THAT billed itself as a “free speech alternative” to Twitter but became known as “Twitter for racists” — is offline, forced out by service providers refusing to do business with them after Saturday’s horrific shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The anti-Semitic postings on Gab by the man apprehended by police while murdering 11 people at a synagogue were discovered and revealed by internet users and media not long after his name was leaked to the press. Among them a seeming message sent just before the mass shooting indicating his intent to take action. Not long after this was revealed, web services like Paypal and Stripe, both payment services, banned the site. Joyent, Gab’s web host, also terminated their agreement with Gab, giving the service 24 hours to download their data and application. Domain Registrar GoDaddy, which hosted their domain
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Brian Stelter on Trump: ‘That Guy on Twitter is Not the President, That’s a Fox News Host’


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President Trump today placed blame on the media for a series of live explosive devices sent by mail to several of his prominent critics, including one addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan that was delivered to CNN; a position reiterated by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a Fox News appearance. On CNN, Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter appeared with hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto, both of whom were evacuated during a live broadcast because of the bomb threat, to discuss the President’s and, by extension, the right’s reaction to the events. “How long did it take,” asked Sciutto, “after the moment yesterday as we streamed out onto the streets here under police protection with a functioning explosive device in this building, did the conversation from the President and his supporters turn to ‘there goes the liberal media again’?” “Yeah they’re playing the victim card, engaging in Continue reading "Brian Stelter on Trump: ‘That Guy on Twitter is Not the President, That’s a Fox News Host’"

Max Boot Condemns Right Wing Media for Using Caravan to Scare Viewers: Demagoguery, Racism and Nativism


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As a swelling Central American migrant caravan heads for the U.S., Max Boot bashed the right wing media’s coverage of the story, accusing it of manipulating the narrative with political rhetoric designed to appeal to Donald Trump‘s base. “It is demagoguery,” the told CNN’s Brian Stelter during a Reliable Sources interview Sunday. “It is also, I believe, racism and nativism really pandering to the fears of Trump supporters and Fox News viewers who tend to be older white males who are alarmed about the supposed invasion of dark-skinned newcomers coming to America.” Boot, a columnist and CNN global affairs analyst, expressed frustration at the rebranding of the GOP under the current administration, recalling the old days when Republicans held values vastly different from those of the president. “It was a conservative party with a white nationalist fringe, and under the impact of Fox News and Donald Trump, Continue reading "Max Boot Condemns Right Wing Media for Using Caravan to Scare Viewers: Demagoguery, Racism and Nativism"

CNN’s Stelter: Trump Comments on Migrant Caravan Show ‘The Fox News Presidency at Work’


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President Donald Trump has talked in recent days about the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. border. There was a clash with Mexican police on the Guatemalan-Mexican border last night, and one night before the President said at a rally that Democrats are hoping for the caravan to get to the U.S. before election day so the people coming in will vote for them. On CNN this morning, Brian Stelter told anchor Fredricka Whitfield, “This is the Fox News presidency at work. Because the president is watching Fox’s coverage of this migrant caravan. He’s reacting to it in very strong ways. Very critical ways.” He said some of Trump’s rhetoric is “pretty unhinged” and so “misinformed by conservative media,” noting Trump’s dismissive answer when asked last night how he knows these are hardened criminals. One reporter asked what he’s basing that on, and the President answered, Continue reading "CNN’s Stelter: Trump Comments on Migrant Caravan Show ‘The Fox News Presidency at Work’"

Brian Stelter Battles Eric Bolling Over Fox News’ Coverage of Trump: You Can Admit They’re ‘Much Cozier’


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On Tuesday night, CNN media analyst Brian Stelter and CRTV host Eric Bolling had a robust debate about Fox News’ treatment of President Donald Trump. Stelter began by noting that Trump’s sit-down with Trish Regan marks his 36th Fox News interview and that the reason why Fox News is his “favorite” is because he is only trying to communicate with “his base” instead of the entire country. He also expressed how there’s “a lot less news” that come from these interviews versus sit-downs like the one he had with 60 MinutesLeslie Stahl because he’s being “pressed” and “challenged” by other journalists. “Look at how many headlines came out of 60 Minutes. We learned a lot about the president from that interview because he was being challenged,” Stelter told Don Lemon. “And by the way, I think he enjoys the challenge. I think he enjoys the adversarial interviews. He Continue reading "Brian Stelter Battles Eric Bolling Over Fox News’ Coverage of Trump: You Can Admit They’re ‘Much Cozier’"

CNN’s Reliable Sources on Hope Hicks and Bill Shine: The Fox ‘Revolving Door’ with Trump Admin ‘Very Real’


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On CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, host Brian Stelter addressed briefly the move to Fox PR by former Trump administration official Hope Hicks, as part of a larger segment on Donald Trump‘s media moves recently and his relationship with Fox News. First in the clip above the panel discussed Fox News pulling their entrance-to-exit coverage of Trump rallies, which Stelter noted was obviously a business decision, and how that has affected the Trump PR calculus. Politico White House Reporter Gabby Orr noted that Trump has been calling in to Fox News shows more in the last week, and giving more interviews to other outlets in the wake of Fox’s decision not to air his rallies in their entirety, something CNN and MSNBC stopped doing some time ago. She said that Trump is obviously frustrated, and that Communications Director Bill Shine is frustrated as they scramble to find other Continue reading "CNN’s Reliable Sources on Hope Hicks and Bill Shine: The Fox ‘Revolving Door’ with Trump Admin ‘Very Real’"