I watch CNN only occasionally, but had to laugh this weekend over a pair of segments they aired on Sunday. It was a classic example of unintentional irony, courtesy of our Media ‘betters’.
Brian Stelter has been a CNN host since late last year, having previously worked as a New York Times media reporter. But he’s apparently brought quite a bit of that paper’s famous “perspective” with him to his current gig.
Check out this initial news segment where Stelter finds fault with how Fox News covers the President these days. The essential part is roughly the first 5 minutes, until they start discussing Piers Morgan:
That’s quite a feat, gentlemen. Stelter managed to get in the mandatory “racist” dig at Fox, which Byers immediately agreed with. And then Dylan Byers took it one step further, by initially stating that he wasn’t going to second-guess O’Reilly’s motivation for attending the President’s My Brother’s Keeper event, and then in the very next breath positing the reason for Bill’s attendance as providing a “…strange sort of appeal to that old, white audience in sort of a very perverse and maybe troubling way…”
Well done, guys. Well done.
But what happens next is the pièce de résistance. After trashing Fox News as being so racist and ideological that they only cover the president in order to pander to their audience, CNN then transitions to a 9-minute segment covering …their roughly eight-millionth report on Chris Christie and ‘Bridgegate’.
You simply can’t make this stuff up, gang:
Hey, CNN, you guys are getting destroyed by Fox: every month, every week, and on almost every single day:
“February Cable News Numbers: CNN Tumbles As Fox News Channel Logs 146th Consecutive Win“
And it’s news segments like the two I just highlighted above which are primarily to blame.
Maybe for CNN’s next “in-depth” report, they could do a feature on that, eh?