A college freshman made a fool out of CNN host Brian Stelter at the “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” conference put on by the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics and The Atlantic.
Student Christopher Phillips called out the panel, the New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg, The Dispatch’s Stephen Hayes, Lauren Williams of Capital B, and Brian Stelter, for going after Fox News for spreading disinformation when they themselves are guilty.
Phillips said: “You’ve all spoken extensively about Fox News being a purveyor of disinformation. But CNN is right up there with them. They pushed the Russian collusion hoax, they pushed the Jussie Smollett hoax, they smeared Justice Kavanaugh as a rapist, and they also smeared Nick Sandmann as a white supremacist, and yes, they dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop affair as pure Russian disinformation.
“With mainstream corporate journalists becoming little more than apologists and cheerleaders for the regime, is it time to finally declare that the canon of journalistic ethics is dead or no longer operative.
“Why do all of the mistakes of the mainstream media, and CNN in particular, seem to magically all go in one direction. Are we expected to believe that this is all just some sort of random coincidence or is there something else behind it?”
Stelter got arrogant and tried to dismiss the kid with a non-answer but the damage was done because the veil has been lifted.
Brian first said he was “describing a different channel than the one that I watch,” before saying the last time he talked a Biden aide they yelled at each other.
Next, instead of answering the question, Brian then turned into an insufferable bully and told the kid how CNN helped an injured Fox News reporter as if that has any relevance to the topic at hand.
“But, when Benjamin Hall, the Fox News correspondent, was wounded in Ukraine, the news crews at CNN and The New York Times stopped what they were doing and they tried to help.
“They tried to help him get out of the country, they tried to find the dead crew members. That’s what news outlets do.
“That’s how they actually do work together – to your question about sharing those kind of connections and trust.”
Freshman Christopher Phillips CALLS OUT Brian Stelter and CNN for being a "purveyor of disinformation." He points to the Russian collusion hoax, Jussie Smollett, the smears of Justice Kavanaugh and Nick Sandmann, and their dismissal of Hunter Biden's laptop. pic.twitter.com/eHxqAWqVSC— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 7, 2022
And his pathetic response, @BrianStelter claims those facts are just a "popular right-wing narrative about CNN."— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 7, 2022
Of course, he was more interested in running out of the panel to go get lunch.
Brian Stelter gets utterly humiliated in a video that will be watched by several times more people than his “show.”— Cernovich (@Cernovich) April 7, 2022