Veteran actor Patrick Stewart, who spoke with CNN’s Brian Stelter for Sunday's Reliable Sources to promote his new show Blunt Talk, described how he prepared for his role as a nightly cable news host by watching liberal anchors Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow. After he spent time with both hosts, Stewart explained, he “learned very quickly how clever people are who work on those shows. How intellectually clever they are and how articulate.”
On Sunday’s Reliable Sources, CNN’s Brian Stelter told Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s communications director, that “there have not been that many complaints about press access with your media, as opposed to prior Clinton campaigns.”
Sunday on Reliable Sources, Brian Stelter brought Jay Carney and John King to the program to discuss CBS reporter Major Garrett’s controversial question to President Obama about Iran. Garrett asked the president whether he could be content with the Iran deal knowing that there were four hostages still in Iran.
Carney hit Garrett, calling him “pompous” and deeming his question “offensive.” The long time White House press secretary for the Obama administration said “he understood why the president took offense.” noting it was a “poorly chosen word” on Garrett’s part.
CNN’s Reliable Sources was in a celebrating mood about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage mandate on Sunday. Host Brian Stelter began with former ABC weatherman Sam Champion, who spoke to the power of liberal bias on television: “TV always eases the path for change” and “leads the way for acceptance.”
Stelter noted part of that “leading the way for acceptance” was ABC’s celebratory coverage of Champion’s wedding to artist Rubem Robierb on Good Morning America.
During a discussion on CNN’s Reliable Sources about whether or not women’s magazines were biased in favor of Hillary Clinton, Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles admitted that her magazine engages in “liberal cheerleading.” Coles claimed her magazine was “very interested in the issues around politics and how they impact our readers” which include “do they have access to contraception and God forbid should they need it, can they have access to an abortion.”
On Sunday’s Reliable Sources, CNN’s Brian Stelter reported that disgraced NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams may not be done with the network and instead may have a “new role” following the completion of his six month suspension.
Such are the perils of playing by the rules against people who don't.
An interesting discussion this morning on CNN's Reliable Sources between host Brian Stelter and Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti about ABC News attempting to sabotage the Beacon's scoop on George Stephanopoulos's $75,000 in donations to the vast money-laundering operation otherwise known as the Clinton Foundation.
During an appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer blasted ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for failing to disclose $75,000 worth of donations to the Clinton Foundation. Speaking to Brian Stelter, Schweizer maintained that after his interview with the ABC anchor that he "thought he was simply asking tough questions. Now I think the revelations that have come out put the interview at least in my mind in a totally different context.”
Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien appeared on Sunday’s Reliable Sources to add her name to the list of liberals who argue that calling the rioters in Baltimore “thugs” is just “a proxy, is a word we use instead of the N-word.” O’Brien asserted she “can't think of a situation where there's ever been a headline or someone has called a white young person who is in the middle of a violent protest demonstration, whatever, a thug. We use it all the time when we're talking about people in the inner city.”
Disgraced former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the ongoing Brian Williams saga and did his best to downplay the significance when he asked “in the great scheme of things, how big is it?”
On CNN’s Reliable Sources March 8, media correspondent and host Brian Stelter interviewed radical gay activist Dan Savage about author and neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s comments about homosexuality.
After Carson told CNN's Chris Cuomo last week he thought being gay was “absolutely a choice,” Savage lashed out at Carson on Twitter. Stelter brought up Savage’s scathing tweet to Carson where he invited the potential GOP candidate to “suck his d**k.” Stelter then asked Savage why he thought it was "appropriate or necessary to lower yourself to that level?”
On Sunday, veteran journalist Carl Bernstein appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and the revelation that he lied multiple times about his reporting from Iraq.