CNN’s Brian Stelter went onto C-SPAN’s The Washington Journal to discuss his new book Hoax.
After the interview, C-SPAN went to callers. There was a mix of opinions from those who called.
The caller who has gotten the most attention is Derek from Minnesota.
Derek Minnesota called out CNN live on air:
C-SPAN caller GOES OFF on CNN’s Brian Stelter live on the air: pic.twitter.com/V9see3Pbpz
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) September 1, 2020
VERY GOOD, THE LAST POLL THAT I SAW FROM A RELIABLE SOURCE IS THAT IN 1970, LET’S TALK ABOUT WALTER CRONKITE FOR A SECOND — THE UNITED STATES BELIEVED THAT THE MEDIA WAS GIVING THEM REAL FACTUAL INFORMATION. A NEW POLL JUST CAME OUT THAT SAID IT’S COMPLETELY THE OPPOSITE. 80% BELIEVED IN THE MEDIA IN 1970 AND NOW 20% DOES. SO 80% DOESN’T. WHEN I LOOK AT THAT, I LOOK AT THIS AS UNRELIABLE SOURCES. YOU GUYS ALWAYS TALK ABOUT HOW MANY TIMES TRUMP HAS LIED. I HAVE CALCULATED THAT WITH YOUR CHIRON’S — I DON’T KNOW IF THERE IS ANY JOURNALISTS LEFT AT CNN BUT I KNOW THAT IF I WERE TO ESTIMATE, ABOUT 300 DIFFERENT DISTORTIONS OR MISINFORMATION THAT WE GET OUT OF CNN AND YOU HAVE TO WATCH THEM IN THE AIRPORT WHICH IS HARSH. BUT IF YOU ADDED THAT UP TO 46 MONTHS, COMES OUT TO BE 300,000 PLUS DISTORTIONS OF TRUTH. MY THING IS, THIS IS HOW LOW YOU WILL GO IS THAT YOU WIN OUT AND MADE LIES AND YOU DEFAMED A CHILD AND THEN YOU HAD TO SETTLE OUT OF COURT TO PAY THIS CHILD FOR DISTORTING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS YOUNG INDIVIDUAL. IF ANYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING AT CNN, ANYBODY WHO BUYS YOUR BOOK, IT’S REALLY JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT IS DIVIDING OUR NATION. I DON’T BELIEVE IN DIVIDING OUR NATION. CNN IS REALLY THE ENEMY AND THAT’S MY OPINION, THANK YOU.
Stelter did admit that the Mainstream Media needed to be accountable but still found a way to blame Fox News.
IT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE THAT LOTS OF JOURNALISTS ARE BASED IN NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, BASED IN BIG CITIES WITH LIBERAL LEANINGS. MAINSTREAM NEWSROOMS ARE BUILT TO MAKE SURE THAT BIAS DOES NOT SEEP INTO THE NEWS COVERAGE AND YET, SOMETIMES IT DOES. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT. IT’S DIFFERENT TO TALK ABOUT AMERICANS BEING ENEMIES OF OTHERS. NO NEWS OUTLET IS AN ENEMY OF OTHER AMERICANS. EVERYONE HAS MY YOU MAIL ADDRESS , GO ON TO CNN.COM I LOOK AT THE TRANSCRIPTS FOR MY SHOW. GO THROUGH AND LOOK AT WHAT THE LIES ARE AND POINT OUT THE SPECIFIC LIES AND THEN WE CAN HAVE A CONVERSATION. BUT WHAT IS THE CLAIM OF A LIE? ACCOUNTABILITIES ABSOLUTE CRITICAL AND TO WIN BACK TRUST, WE HAVE TO BE ACCEPTABLE AND ACCOUNTABLE, WE HAVE TO BE ON PROGRAMS LIKE THIS, TAKING CALLS AND HEARING FROM THE PUBLIC. 1.I WOULD MAKE ABOUT THE POLL ABOUT TRUST IN MEDIA, I THINK EVERYBODY TRUST SOME FORM OF MEDIA. BUT WHAT’S HAPPENED IN THE PAST TWO DECADES, IS WE DON’T TRUST ONE NEWS SOURCE. WHAT HAS EXACERBATED THIS IS A DAILY DOSE OF MEDIA BASHING ON FOX WERE STARS LIKE HANNITY AND TUCKER CARLSEN AND LAURA INGRAHAM TELL VIEWERS NOT TO TOUCH — NOT TO TRUST ANYTHING BUT FOX. FOX IS A 24 HOUR, SEVEN DAY A WEEK AT.
The young individual that Derek talked about was The Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann.
Nick Sandmann was smeared by CNN and other Mainstream Media outlets while attending the March For Life rally in Washington D.C.
The courts agreed.
CNN has agreed to settle a $275 million lawsuit brought by Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann over the network’s coverage of a confrontation involving himself and his classmates and a Native American man during a school trip to Washington, DC, last year, FOX 19 reported Tuesday.
The terms of the settlement were not publicized during the hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington, Kentucky. Sandmann sought $800 million in damages from CNN, the Washington Post, and NBC Universal. Lawsuits against the latter news outlets are still pending.
“This case will be tried not one minute earlier or later than when it is ready,” Lin Wood, an attorney for the student, said of the lawsuits.