CNN’s Brian Stelter is a gigantic hypocrite. He works for one of the sleaziest media outlets, which smears President Trump on an hourly basis, yet he claims the media can lead the way towards decency. What a joke.
The Washington Examiner reports:
CNN media reporter Brian Stelter says press can ‘lead the way’ to decency in age of Trump
CNN media pundit Brian Stelter on Monday defended the media for its often negative coverage of President Trump.
“Trump and his allies are telling big lies,” Stelter said. “So, what’s the role of the press in this broken environment? It’s our role to stand up for decency and morality, especially if others won’t.”
Stelter took issue with the Trump team’s celebration of special counsel Robert Mueller findings, which concluded the president couldn’t be charged with obstruction of justice or other matters related to Russian interference in the 2016 election.
A frequent critic of Trump’s openly combative relationship with the press, Stelter said the president’s attempts to obstruct justice are “screaming off the page” in the 400-plus page report.
“There’s no conspiracy found in the Mueller Report,” he admitted. “But there’s no integrity either.”
Watch the video:
He said it's the media's role to "stand up for decency" in the age of Trump and can help "lead the way by talking about morality and ethics." pic.twitter.com/SLQbaBEqH8
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 22, 2019
This is part of the reason why CNN’s ratings continue to tank.
The Daily Caller reports:
CNN RATINGS CONTINUE TO PLUMMET TO ALL-YEAR LOW
CNN had its lowest primetime weekly ratings overall and in the key age demographic last week, according to Nielsen Media Research.
From April 8-12, the network only averaged an audience of 690,000 people and 180,000 in the key 25-54 age demographic. Their coverage last week included three presidential town halls with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.
Gillibrand’s town hall only had 507,000 viewers, compared to Inslee’s 549,000 and Castro’s 654,000.
Comparatively, last week, MSNBC’s prime time lineup averaged 1,600,000 viewers with 249,000 in the key demo. Fox News managed to beat CNN and MSNBC combined, with a total viewership of 2,438,000 and 394,000 in the age range.
How much longer can CNN sustain itself with such awful numbers?