Brian Stelter

Deval Patrick Refuses to Disavow Super PAC Support

Sunday show round-up

This week on the Sunday news shows: Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick refuses to disavow super PAC support for his campaign, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise defends President Donald Trump's decision to pardon military service members, and CNN's Brian Stelter said “truth still matters” before introducing the former news anchor that impugned George W. Bush's military service record.

Brian Stelter Asks CNN Contributor If Fox News Reminds Her of Totalitarian, State-Run Media

Sunday news round-up

This week on the Sunday news shows: CNN's Brian Stelter asks a CNN guest if Fox News reminds her of state-run media, a Democratic representative defended Rep. Adam Schiff's (D., Calif.) handling of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) says she would not be comfortable with her vice president's child sitting on the board of a foreign company.

The Soul-Crushing Tedium of Cable News, Explained in One Tweet

BREAKING: "Circle jerks," or "circles jerk"? We report. We decide

Rodents are raining from the ceiling of the White House press room. Maybe it's a metaphor for how the media, especially of the cable news variety, has become a plague of absurdity, an endless circle jerk of extraneous "analysis" and soul-crushing tedium.

CNN Show Called ‘Reliable Sources’ Ignores Reliable Sources Discrediting CNN Story

The Times and Post did not back up CNN's story, as Stelter claimed

I called attention last week to a CNN story in which chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto reported that the United States chose to extract a highly-placed Kremlin spy due to concerns that "President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence," including during a May 2017 meeting with Vladimir Putin. That would have been a major scoop, but The Washington Post and The New York Times followed with their own stories and neither confirmed the most incendiary part of Sciutto's reporting. In their telling, the decision to extract the spy was firmly made before Trump was even president, and solely in response to media speculation about a U.S. source close to Putin.