Monday night, CNN media pundit Brian Stelter became a spotlight of ridicule after he said that “mostly right-wing media” is behind the growing push for Joe Biden not to debate President Trump — despite high-profile calls from The New York Times and some CNN on air folks for the former vice president to skip the events.
This is Stelter’s little contribution to the leftist cause to get Biden out of being destroyed by Trump in a debate, even if the president had half his brain tied behind his back.
Earlier in the day, the Times kicked off chaos across social media from an op-ed arguing that presidential debates should be “scrapped,” with critics suggesting that it is nothing more than the latest efforts by the media to help Biden avoid debating Donald Trump.
You have to be an extra-chromosome leftist to claim the whole thing isn’t about saving the Democrats from being exposed that they’re about to nominate a candidate who is as close to being brain dead as is possible.
Donald Trump Jr. even chimed in, tweeting, “OMG they’re really going for it. There’s absolutely nothing the left will not do to protect Joe Biden and cover-up for all of his obvious flaws,” to accompany a link to the op-ed.
Guy Benson, political editor for Townhall.com and a Fox News contributor Guy Benson made fun the media’s attempts in this latest gaslighting scam, posting, “This ‘Biden shouldn’t debate’ boomlet is just a media tempest, right? Right?”
Stelter, once dubbed the media’s “hall monitor,” appeared to reject the premise of Benson’s comment.
“It is mostly a right-wing media tempest, fueled by hour after hour of Fox commentary (not reporting), far removed from campaign reality,” the CNN pundit told Benson.
Stelter must be on drugs. Either that, or he really is as dumb as he looks.
Benson responded with a screenshot by Reagan Battalion showing headlines from the New York Times, Newsweek, and CNN, with Stelter’s co-worker Joe Lockhart urging Biden to skip debating Trump.
“It seems as though this notion wasn’t invented out of whole cloth by conservatives. It’s an idea that has been floated by left-leaning figures/outlets,” Benson replied.
You just know that some time in the very near future we’ll see Biden pop up out of his basement bunker to make a statement in a form like this: “We don’t need to debate. Everyone knows what I stand for, and we all know what Trump stands for too.” That’s all that needs to be said, and the entire leftist world will come out to reinforce it, making it Trump’s fault, because, you know, racism and stuff. Unreal.
The “Reliable Sources” host appeared to then shift his argument, writing, “I’m well aware. but it’s a mistake to spend lots of precious time yakking about what leftie columnists are suggesting in this case. Obviously Biden will debate. Why imply otherwise to viewers, hour after hour?”
Even though Benson and Stelter were respectful while disagreeing, others took to social media to rip Stelter for trying to blame “right-wing media” pushing the idea that Trump shouldn’t debate Trump.
“This is a brazen lie that’s easily traceable. Brian Stelter’s head doesn’t not exist in reality,” conservative commentator Stephen Miller reacted.
This is a brazen lie that’s easily traceable. Brian Stelter’s head doesn’t not exist in reality pic.twitter.com/V1Fenv8fsS
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 4, 2020
“When I think about my most Reliable Sources as a reporter, I definitely think about the sources who are shameless partisans who are utterly unwilling to admit when they’re wrong and are brazen & embarrassing as they double down when proven to be laughably & demonstrably off base,” Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy tweeted.
When I think about my most Reliable Sources as a reporter, I definitely think about the sources who are shameless partisans who are utterly unwilling to admit when they're wrong and are brazen & embarrassing as they double down when proven to be laughably & demonstrably off base. https://t.co/DOOkVVJzVw
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) August 4, 2020
no one has less self awareness than brian stelter. https://t.co/oWIOnaxYKX
— tommy ?? (@realtommyh) August 4, 2020
In fairness to Stelter and Darcy, unclear if they're intentionally lying here. Could simply be that like everyone else they never tune into CNN. pic.twitter.com/HsqqGIadEg
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) August 4, 2020
stelter doesn’t want his preferred candidate to debate trump, for obvious reasons. https://t.co/jzn5K4SKQv
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) August 4, 2020
— Unsigned, Journalism (@jgrantaddison) August 4, 2020
Yeah, NYT columns are a "right-wing media tempest" ? https://t.co/u0Wb2WpPFa
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 4, 2020
Hey, at least they tried, right? Right?
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