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CNN Backtracks After Calling COVID Death Inflation 'Conspiracy Theory'

January 26th, 2023 11:28 AM

This past week, CNN again backtracked on a COVID-related issue the liberal news network had previously dismissed as a right-wing "conspiracy theory" as network medical contributor Leana Wen admitted that overcounting of COVID deaths and hospitalizations is likely a problem that needs to be corrected -- a subject she covered in a couple of Washington Post op-eds.

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Tucker Mocks Stelter's World Economic Forum 'Disinformation' Panel

January 18th, 2023 10:55 PM

On Wednesday night's Tucker Carlson Tonight, on the Fox News Channel, the eponymous host used the opening segment of the show to mock former CNN janitor and current Harvard University fellow Brian Stelter and all the other "self-confident dumb people" who flocked to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to thumb their nose at non-elites all over the world and America in…

NewsBusters Podcast: Brian Stelter Won't Grill a Sulzberger

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."

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WEF Davos Panel Pushes ‘Pre-Bunking’ Content, Selective ‘Amplifying’

January 18th, 2023 3:18 PM

A World Economic Forum panel at Davos 2023 endorsed censorship and enforced online narratives to fight supposed “disinformation.”

FLASHBACK: The Journalists We Said Goodbye to in 2022

December 31st, 2022 9:10 AM

In 2022, some of cable TV’s most obnoxious left-wing executives, hosts, correspondents and commentators were shown the door. On this final day of 2022, a look back at those who we said goodbye to this year, and how the fairness of the media landscape is at least somewhat improved by their departure.

NPR's TV Critic Laments 'Copaganda' Shows, Elon, and Stelter Firing

December 29th, 2022 2:55 PM

National Public Radio television critic Eric Deggans issued a left-wing-tinged, year-end lament on the state of the media: “Six ways media took a big step backward in 2022.” Deggans was particularly obsessed with Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, but spared some sadness for (former) CNN media reporter Brian Stelter and (former) lefty late-night host Samantha Bee.

Justifying the Suppression of Conservative Content

December 15th, 2022 1:28 PM

According to the avalanche of posts by reporters Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss, and writer Michael Shellenberger, to whom new Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk provided access to internal communications, Twitter massively “shadow-banned,” restricted and even flat-out blocked access to conservatives and conservative content. So, how does the anti-Donald Trump and the anti-conservative Left ignore…

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Define 'Far Left' Kook as Someone Who Makes Stelter Sound Reasonable

November 27th, 2022 8:28 AM

For a definition of what "far left" is, you could suggest that someone who sounds extreme sitting next to former CNN media reporter Brian Stelter. Check out left-wing extremist Nandini Jammi, whose "Check My Ads" racket seeks to separate all advertiser money from Fox News, Breitbart, and other conservative media outlets. 

Florida Man Angry at CNN: 'The Other Side Shouldn't Be Given a Voice'

September 21st, 2022 1:41 PM

Tom Jones at the Florida-based Poynter Institute -- touted by Johnny Dollar as a "Stelter press agent" -- has penned a deeply disturbed piece headlined "CNN ‘hewing toward the center’ is not necessarily good for our democracy: Pushing for fairness and completeness in journalism is never a bad idea. But presenting 'both sides' sometimes can be." Evidence of a CNN shift to the center isn't found…

Failing Up: Harvard Hires Failed Liberal Media Janitor Brian Stelter

September 12th, 2022 11:58 AM

Serving as proof that, for some, money does grow on trees and that the liberal elite will always support its members, Harvard University announced Monday morning that its far-left Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at their Kennedy School of Government had inked former CNN host and liberal media apologist Brian Stelter as its Fall 2022 Walter Shorenstein Media and…

Slate Shelters CNN's Fox Loathing Stelter: 'Axing Is a Very Bad Omen'

August 31st, 2022 11:06 AM

After CNN’s new ownership cancelled its media news show Reliable Sources and fired its host, the reliably liberal Brian Stelter, Slate magazine’s Justin Peters came to Stelter’s defense, while bashing his many conservative critics as “bad-faith” actors, in “A Reliable Source of Concern -- Why Brian Stelter’s axing is a very bad omen for CNN.” New CNN chief Chris Licht is…

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NewsBusters Podcast: Media Brush Redistricting Errors Under the Rug

August 24th, 2022 6:08 PM

On this edition of the NewsBusters Podcast, Managing Editor Curtis Houck and I breakdown a new NewsBusters study of the media’s silence about how Census Bureau errors largely hurt red state representation. We also look at Snopes playing word games with misleading “fact checks” about lies against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and more on Brian Stelter leaving CNN.

NewsBusters Podcast: Stelter Leaves CNN by Proving Why He Was Axed

August 22nd, 2022 4:48 PM

Video editor Bill D’Agostino and I were at the helm for boss Tim Graham for Monday’s show, which we hit the ground running on by reminiscing Brian Stelter’s infamous tenure at CNN and breaking down the final episode of Reliable Sources.

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Fox's Kurtz on Stelter's Canceling: Only One Media Analysis Show Left!

August 21st, 2022 3:59 PM

The news of CNN canceling Brian Stelter’s Reliable Sources show wasn’t just relegated to chatter on CNN, towards the end of the only other national media analysis show MediaBuzz on the Fox News Channel, host Howard Kurtz had his own thoughts to share. What many people may not remember is Kurtz hosted CNN’s Reliable Sources before Stelter took the reins and ruined the…