The "media keeps losing to Donald Trump," columnist Michael Wolff wrote for Newsweek last month, and he proceeded to call out CNN's "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter for being a "ridiculous figure" Sunday.
"I mean this with truly no disrespect, but I think you can border on being sort of quite a ridiculous figure," Wolff told Stelter on Sunday. "It's not a good look to repeatedly and self-righteously defend your own self-interest. The media should not be the story. Every week in this religious sense, you make it the story. We are not the story."
Stelter's CNN Sunday program deals with media topics in politics.
"I love your show," Wolff commended, before returning to criticism. "I wish you wouldn't turn to the camera and lecture America about the virtues of the media and every one trying to attack it.
"The media will be fine."
Stelter shot back, "The media doesn't need defending?"
"The media doesn't need defending by the media," Wolff retorted. "The New York Times front page looks like it's 1938 in Germany every day."
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