I Don't Normally Write on Brian Stelter, but This Warrants an Exception

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CNN’s Brian Stelter is quite the character, and I don’t mean to suggest that he’s actually interesting. Rather, he’s a parodic figure who embodies all the absurdities of left-wing media bias into one, larger-than-normal body.


For the past year or so, I’ve observed an unwritten, self-imposed rule of not really writing about the CNN host (no, he’s not a journalist by any objective definition). But sometimes he does something so ridiculous that it warrants an exception. Today was one of those days.

With Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s corrupt, crack addict son, releasing his memoir, I expected some stupid reactions from networks like CNN. I’m not sure I expected this, though.

Yes, that’s a grown man calling a book ostensibly written by Hunter Biden “breathtaking” as if it’s anything more than yet another Biden family grift. Stelter swoons over Hunter’s “extraordinary” journey from crack-addled corruptocrat to — hang on let me check my notes — crack-addled corruptocrat? Truly, the lack of growth is a testament to the human will.

Stelter then frames the bad press Hunter has received, all of which has been true and deserved, as “tabloid” coverage. And of course, that big bad Fox News is always picking on the president’s son. I mean, it’s not like he’s been in league with Chinese communists, got kicked out of the military for drug use, or tried to abandon a stripper he got pregnant. Oh wait, he actually did do those things.


But the real story here, as told by Stelter, is that Hunter is a victim. He’s a victim of the “right-wing,” never mind that the negative reports about his business dealings and abandoned laptop are completely true and verified. CNN wants you to know that Hunter has changed. Heck, he wrote a book, and if you write a book to make a few million bucks off an advance, then truly, a reformation must have occurred.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, Hunter Biden is every bit the low-life he’s always been. No amount of squeeing from the potato section on CNN is going to change that.



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