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CNN Pot Calls Fox News Kettle Black

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Saturday, 23 December 2017 09:00 AM Current | Bio | Archive

CNN’s Brian Stelter — or as my colleague Michael Shannon calls him "Alka Stelter" — has been having quite the fizzy fit. So much so that Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner has chosen Seltzer, excuse me, Stelter as the winner of this week’s Mainstream Media Scream.

Brian has been bubbling over with outrage, not over CNN’s botched coverage of the Trump Administration, but Fox News’ opinion hosts’ discussion of the facts surrounding the bias of Mueller probe principals.

The rant by the host of the unfortunately named — when one considers the errors made by CNN — “Reliable Sources” looks to me like a textbook case of what psychologists have termed ‘projection.’ This is defined by Wikipedia as a theory in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.”

All it lacked was the effervescent Stelter’s picture next to the definition to make the package complete.

Brian plopped on The Examiner’s radar screen when he began the lead segment of his show by accusing Fox of making like “propagandists” who are “dangerous” and are living in an “alternate reality.”

Those charges require a breathtaking amount of gall even when coming from one of the stars of the Opposition Media. CNN has just seen its big "Russia Collusion" scoop of the month blow up in the faces of what passes for a straight news team on CNN.

The network had breathlessly announced that the usual mysterious “unnamed sources” told its reporters the Trump campaign received an email from WikiLeaks giving it a download link to the purloined Clinton email trove more than 10 days before the information was made public.

Since CNN has decided that WikiLeaks is a Moscow front organization, this was prima facie evidence the Trump campaign was guilty of “collusion” even though collusion isn’t a crime and CNN reporters had not seen the email in question for themselves.

In the world of CNN, Trump is already proven guilty so all that’s necessary is finding or concocting some evidence and this email fit the bill. The only problem was the story was so inaccurate The Washington Post blew the whistle.

The message wasn’t sent before the Clinton email stash became public, it was sent days after and only an organization that lived in an “alternate reality” and was pushing collusion “propaganda” would run with the story without additional verification.

So that squeaking sound you hear is Stelter and CNN being hoist on its own petard.

The Examiner, outlining why “Alka” Stelter was chosen for the award, summed up the situation perfectly, “After two years of CNN leading incessant attacks on Donald Trump, sometimes allocating the entirety of prime time to panel after panel speculating wildly about supposed Russian collusion and on other nights talking about allegations against Trump they must later retract, it takes chutzpah to denounce another network for ‘talking like propagandists.’”

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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CNN’s Brian Stelter — or as my colleague Michael Shannon calls him "Alka Stelter" — has been having quite the fizzy fit. So much so that Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner has chosen Seltzer, excuse me, Stelter as the winner of this week’s Mainstream Media Scream.
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