CNN's Brian Stelter lampooned on social media over documentary announcement

  
Via:  kdmichigan  •  one month ago  •  23 comments

By:   Brian Flood

CNN's Brian Stelter lampooned on social media over documentary announcement
Will it include the time you didn’t correct your guest when he claimed Trump killed more people than Hitler/Stalin/Mao combined? Or CNN’s slander and libel against the 16y/o you guys just settled with? Or those 3 reporters CNN had to fire a couple years back for fake Russia news?

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CNN’s critics had fun with the network’s in-house media reporter Brian Stelter on Wednesday when he promoted an upcoming documentary about “disinformation and the cost of fake news” on the heels of the liberal network settling a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann amid various other controversies.
“HBO just announced something I've been working on for a couple of years: A documentary titled 'AFTER TRUTH: DISINFORMATION AND THE COST OF FAKE NEWS.' The film will premiere on TV and online this March,” Stelter tweeted.

The film is directed by Andrew Rossi and executive produced by Stelter. It aims to explore “the rising phenomenon of ‘fake news’ in the U.S. and the impact that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen,” according to WarnerMedia.
“After Truth: Disinformation and the cost of fake news” will help explain “how post-truth culture has become an increasingly dangerous part of the global information environment,” the company added.

WarnerMedia is the parent company of both HBO and Stelter’s CNN.

CNN’s critics had fun with the network’s in-house media reporter Brian Stelter on Wednesday when he promoted an upcoming documentary about “disinformation and the cost of fake news." 
Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News that “it's hard to tell if this is a documentary or an autobiography.”  
“One of the most amazing things about the news media is they can't even envision how people will look at what they are doing in a critical way,” Gainor said.
In addition to the recent settlement with Sandmann, Stelter’s tweet came as CNN was trending on social media because of backlash to CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip's performance during the network’s Democratic debate in Iowa on Tuesday night.

The network cited unnamed sources close to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who claimed that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., told her that he didn't believe she could win a presidential election because she's a woman. Sanders denied the claim, but Warren affirmed the report -- leading to a widely panned debate moment.

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Despite Sanders' debate stage denial, CNN’s moderator immediately turned to Warren and asked, “What did you think when Sen. Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?"
The moment was condemned by pundits on both sides of the aisle and resulted in a variety of disparaging hashtags related to the liberal network.
“CNN is usually a punching bag for conservatives in the Trump era, but I can't say I've seen it so harshly criticized from the left as it is today due to last night's debate and particularly the treatment of Bernie,” wrote The Hill media reporter Joe Concha.

NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck told Fox News that it’s “incredibly ironic” the documentary was announced at the same time that “CNN is grappling” with a debate that was even panned by the far-left MSNBC.
“Add in Stelter’s recent complaint that calling D.C. journalists ‘swamp creatures’ is ‘hateful speech’ and you have quite the week for HBO to announce his latest ride atop his high horse,” Houck said, referring to a recent segment when the CNN media reporter condemned White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley for criticizing reporters.
Stelter's announcement was immediately hit with criticism and mockery.

The announcement also came one day after attorney Michael Avenatti, who was a CNN guest hundreds of times at the height of his fame, was arrested over allegations that the high-profile lawyer scammed a client out of $840,000. Stelter once famously declared that he was taking Avenatti “seriously” as a 2020 Democratic presidential contender – so many critics responded to the documentary news with footage of the 2018 interview. 


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KDMichigan
1  seeder  KDMichigan    one month ago

And you wonder why CNN viewers are as clueless as Brian, Maybe he can have a meeting of the minds with Anderson "Fake News" Cooper on how to spin it?

 
 
 
Tacos!
2  Tacos!    one month ago

Stelter is horrible. Why does CNN keep him on the air?

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @2    one month ago

A dearth of available, good options?

 
 
 
Tacos!
2.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    one month ago
A dearth of available, good options?

An hour of informercials would be more informative and entertaining than anything Stelter does. Maybe they could get permission to show SpongeBob Squarepants. I'm pretty sure Patrick Starfish has more on the ball than Brian Stelter, and Squidward has more charisma.

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Jasper2529
2.2  Jasper2529  replied to  Tacos! @2    one month ago
Why does CNN keep him on the air?

A reputable company would have fired Stelter after his fake news coverage of Nick Sandmann.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
2.3  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  Tacos! @2    one month ago

To deliberately offend us deplorable Trump supporters? 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
3  Jasper2529    one month ago
The film is directed by Andrew Rossi and executive produced by Stelter. It aims to explore “the rising phenomenon of ‘fake news’ in the U.S. and the impact that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen,” according to WarnerMedia.

With CNN and Stelter at the helm of "fact-checking", this will certainly be enlightening!  jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif   

 
 
 
CB
4  CB     one month ago

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Texan1211
4.1  Texan1211  replied to  CB @4    one month ago
Guess what? Fox News is "right biased."  I'm just saying. In case it is unknown by some.

And water is wet.

Got any other earth-shattering news?

I believe most will say Fox is right-biased. And MSNBC and CNN left-biased.

How is Fox relevant to this story?

 
 
 
Jasper2529
4.2  Jasper2529  replied to  CB @4    one month ago

What does Fox News have to do with CNN and Brian Stelter (i.e., the seeded topic)?

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Jasper2529 @4.2    one month ago
What does Fox News have to do with CNN and Brian Stelter (i.e., the seeded topic)?

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Ah, FOX! One of the liberals' favorite whipping posts!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
4.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  CB @4    one month ago
Guess what? Fox News is "right biased."

Fox News didn't just settle a settling a multi-million-dollar defamation lawsuit because they consistently provided misinformation did they.

 
 
 
CB
4.3.1  CB   replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.3    one month ago

And Jeremy that makes Fox News not right biased, . . . how?

 
 
 
Nerm_L
4.3.2  Nerm_L  replied to  CB @4.3.1    one month ago
And Jeremy that makes Fox News not right biased, . . . how?

The only point you are making is that biased news is fake news. 

The irony is that a fake news network is promoting a self-made documentary about fake news.  That would be funny if it weren't so sad.

It's like Democratic Senators signing an oath of impartiality and then holding a partisan press conference to influence the Senate impeachment trial.

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
4.3.3  Transyferous Rex  replied to  Nerm_L @4.3.2    one month ago

When you say it like that, sounds as if it should be directed by Mel Brooks.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
4.3.4  Nerm_L  replied to  Transyferous Rex @4.3.3    one month ago
When you say it like that, sounds as if it should be directed by Mel Brooks.

Brooks would be a reasonable choice.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
4.3.5  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  CB @4.3.1    one month ago

Where did I say they weren't biased?  

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
4.3.6  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.3    one month ago

Soon they will be forced into discovery by the lawsuit from Congressman Devin Nunes. 

 
 
 
KDMichigan
4.4  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  CB @4    one month ago
Guess what?

You didn't read the article again?

Give it a try, you might find it has nothing to do with bias.

 
 
 
CB
4.4.1  CB   replied to  KDMichigan @4.4    one month ago

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CB
4.4.2  CB   replied to  CB @4.4.1    one month ago

Good-bye K.D. Michigan. Emphatically.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
4.4.3  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  CB @4.4.2    one month ago

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Donald J. Trump fan 1
4.4.4  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  CB @4.4.2    one month ago

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