In a ridiculous rant on Sunday, CNN host Brian Stelter accused conservative media of giving outsized coverage of the Michael Flynn case, complaining that Fox News and other outlets were somehow ignoring or downplaying the coronavirus by spending time on the debacle of justice that Flynn went through.
“It’s so disappointing to look at what we’re seeing from right-wing media these days,” Stelter said Sunday. “Where there is such an obsession with the deep state and these revelations about the Russia probe, and the decision about Michael Flynn. They’re treating the Michael Flynn story like it’s a bigger deal than the deaths of 2,000 Americans a day.”
Boy, that’s rich coming from a CNN employee. This is the network (correct us if we’re wrong) that devoted thousands of hours to covering the fake Trump/Russia hoax in the first place, right? This is the network that devoted untold hours of airtime to interviewing criminal attorney (and we do mean CRIMINAL attorney) Michael Avenatti, isn’t it? This is the same network that was screaming about the phony impeachment in Congress when the coronavirus pandemic was taking over a major Chinese city in January, correct?
Just wanted to make sure we were talking about the right CNN.
Fact is, the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case against Flynn is a major story, coronavirus or no coronavirus. We’re pretty sure that most responsible news organizations – particularly those that have 24 hours dedicated to sharing the news of the day – can find room to cover more than one story. We know that’s hard for a network like CNN to understand, what with their nonstop, months-long coverage of MH370 for instance, but it’s true.
“In what right mind is any scandal, any political scandal, any Department of Justice story more important to ask the president about than the pandemic that’s raging?” Stelter asked. “Ultimately, that’s about news judgment, it’s about lack of judgment, but I find it befuddling that some people are acting like this death toll is just normal and accepted and common.”
Ah. That must explain why CNN has proven to be so allergic to the Tara Reade story. But something tells us that if some non-coronavirus Trump scandal erupted tomorrow, they would be the first network to suddenly decide that they could find room to cover the story in addition to the pandemic. Call us crazy.