CNN's liberal media janitor and former Brian Stelter stooge Oliver Darcy had a meltdown of sorts in his reliably liberal Reliable Sources newsletter due to Meet the Press moderator Kristen Welker daring to interview Trump during her first show as moderator. To leftists and wannabe totalitarians like Darcy, anyone who platforms Trump should be admonished.
"NBC News spent the entire week hyping Welker as someone who 'met the moment' as a White House correspondent when' power was held to account' during Trump’s tumultuous presidency," Darcy huffed in the opening paragraph.
"Unfortunately, Welker failed spectacularly to meet the moment during her interview with Trump," Darcy added.
Darcy seemed to have lost confidence in Welker due to her inability to hold Trump's feet to the fire: "Welker seemed ill-equipped to handle Trump’s trademark bravado. Lacking any noticeable fire in her belly, she at times timidly tried to set the facts straight."
"Trump clearly smelled weakness in the air, taking control of the interview as he ignored Welker’s hopeless — yet constant — pleas to 'stay on track' and continued flooding the zone with outrageous lies," Darcy cried.
Darcy had to turn to anonymous "reliable sources" to endorse his thesis. "Television executives I surveyed before and after the interview were baffled that NBC News and Welker willfully chose to take on such a fraught assignment, given Trump's notorious propensity to lie. As one television executive put it to me, 'It was a crazy way to set the tone of what Meet the Press would be under her.'"
This is the same attack he launched on his own network for hosting a Trump town hall to launch Kaitlan Collins into prime time. He repeated: "CNN, for instance, saw a tsunami of criticism wash over the network in the wake of its (also disastrous) town hall with Trump this spring — and the network is still trying to win back viewers."
Despite Darcy's late-night tantrum, it was Welker who needed to be fact checked and corrected. As NewsBusters previously reported, she lied to her viewers when she tried correcting Trump that Democrats don't support late term abortions.