CNN’s leftwing media guru Brian Stelter managed to speak concerning the controversial tweets from rapper famous person Nicki Minaj on his so-called media present whereas avoiding the explosive viral spat she had with MSNBC host Joy Reid.
The largest media news story of the week was the feud that emerged between Minaj and Reid, who blasted the hip-hop artist on her present for expressing vaccine hesitancy to her large Twitter following. Minaj fired back hurling a number of insults on the “ReidOut” host. Reid tried to defuse tensions on-air the subsequent day.
On Sunday’s installment of “Dependable Sources,” Stelter managed to handle Minaj’s tweets however tip-toed round Reid’s involvement and as an alternative condemned the rapper for utilizing “do your personal analysis” rhetoric, which he known as the “4 little phrases which might be hurting America’s pandemic response.”
“This ‘go at it alone,’ ‘doing your personal analysis.’ It appears so harmless, however it could possibly have critical penalties,” Stelter warned viewers.
Reid, who regularly makes controversial statements each on-air and on Twitter, isn’t the topic of dialog on Stelter’s media program, which has not talked about her since 2018, in keeping with Grabien transcripts.
Actually, regardless of being CNN’s arch liberal cable information rival, MSNBC receives little point out on “Dependable Sources,” making simply 20 transcript appearances up to now this 12 months versus the whopping 563 mentions Fox Information has gotten per Grabien.
Stelter has grow to be a serial avoider of controversies that painting his liberal allies within the media in a unfavorable mild in terms of protection on his media-centric present.
Over the summer season, Stelter failed to say CNN’s awkward return of the community’s disgraced authorized analyst Jeffrey Toobin, the departure of “The View” co-host Meghan McCain,” the uproar over New York Occasions editorial board member Mara Homosexual calling the sight of American flags “disturbing,” and the collapsed media narrative in the course of the 2020 election that President Trump ordered the clearing of peaceable protesters at Lafayette Sq. for a photograph op in entrance of a church that was set on fireplace by rioters.
Stelter glossed over the Washington Publish’s main correction of its January report that accused Trump urging Georgia election officers to “discover the fraud,” the foremost MSNBC management shakeup, Toobin’s firing from The New Yorker following his Zoom name masturbation scandal, the ousting of MSNBC contributor Jon Meacham after it was revealed that he was moonlighting as a speechwriter for the Biden marketing campaign and the scandals that plagued 2020 media darlings The Lincoln Challenge.
Final 12 months, Stelter skipped Glenn Greenwald’s dramatic exit from The Intercept after the founding editor accused his colleagues of censoring his story crucial of Joe Biden and ignored Twitter caving in its standoff with The New York Post over its reporting of the Hunter Biden story.
Stelter equally ignored the controversy surrounding presidential debate moderator and C-SPAN host Steve Scully, who alleged that his Twitter account was hacked after it appeared that he was reaching out to Trump foe Anthony Scaramucci. Stelter only acknowledged the controversy after Scully admitted that he lied concerning the hack.
In 2019, Stelter fully prevented the revelation that ABC News had spiked an investigation into convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Stelter, who’s broadly thought to be the media’s “corridor monitor,” additionally spent a lot of the 12 months downplaying the journalistic ethics violations made by his CNN colleague Chris Cuomo, who was repeatedly swept up within the scandals plaguing his brother, former New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.