CNN host and media pundit Brian Stelter was completely dressed down by author Michael Wolff, whose trilogy of books chronicling the Trump administration was the subject of Stelter’s Reliable Sources segment on Sunday.
The author spoke to Stelter on “Reliable Sources” on Sunday morning to promote his latest book but ended up trashing the Stelter for being in “its own bubble” and accused him of being “full of sanctimony.”
“Don’t talk so much. Listen more,” Wolff advised Stelter.
……“You come on here, and you have a monopoly on truth,” the author continued. “You know exactly how things are supposed to be done. You are one of the reasons why people can’t stand the media.”
“You’re cracking me up,” replied Stelter, who attempted to downplay Wolfe’s criticism.
“It’s your fault,” replied Wolff.
“So, what should I do differently, Michael?” rebutted Stelter.
“Don’t talk so much,” replied Wolfe. “Listen more. You know, people have genuine problems with the media. The media doesn’t get the story right. The media exists in its own bubble.”
“You know, that last segment that I had to listen to, of all the people saying the same old stuff,” Wolfe continued “You’re incredibly repetitive, week after week. You’re the flipside of Donald Trump. ‘Fake news,’ and you say ‘virtuous news.’”
“No, we just figure out what is real,” replied Stelter, who was visibly shaken by the interaction.
“Well, Figuring out what is real is not so easy, and most people don’t want to turn to Brian Stelter to tell us what’s real, I’m sorry.”
……Wolff’s assessment of the CNN’s Brian Stelter and the media reflects popular public opinion. According to a recent Gallup poll, the media, as an American institution, enjoys the least amount of confidence among the public. The poll reveals that no more than 21% of respondents said they had a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the print media, while only 16% of Americans said they trusted television and cable news. The only institution worse than the media was Congress – of which only 12% of Americans said they had any confidence in.
It was a pleasure watching Wolff trounce Stelter on his own propaganda platform.
The media as a whole, has zero credibility.