NEW NewsBusters Podcast: Brian Stelter Won't Grill a Sulzberger in Davos

January 18th, 2023 10:16 PM

Brian Stelter sighting! The former CNN host resurfaced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to moderate a panel on crushing "disinformation." He made it sound like a European version of his old show Reliable Sources, asking his fellow leftists how they manage a world in which Donald Trump is still proving that "lying works."

Naturally, those assembled -- including New York Times owner Arthur Gregg Sulzberger -- were encouraged by Stelter to discuss how "trustworthy" media sources (like the Times, apparently) should be highlighted and "hate speech" (conservative speech?) should be energetically suppressed by private companies and governing elites.

Nobody on the panel wondered out loud who was guilty of "disinformation" in the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop. Humility about information was not in style. The Times admitted in March of 2022 that much of the laptop contents were authentic, but they buried that admission in a story on page A-20. Somehow, suppressing the "disinformation" is how you guarantee democracy and pluralism, and not how you attempt to rig elections.

Enjoy the podcast below, made in America for people who don't have ambitions to manage everything that ever gets said everywhere on Earth. Or you can listen wherever you choose to listen to podcasts.