The times have not been good for Brian Stelter of late.
Stelter’s show, Reliable Sources, has taken a huge dive in the ratings since President Donald Trump has been out of office, with Brian unable to attack him in the same way.
The latest episode of Stelter’s show failed to attract 1 million viewers for the 11th week in a row. A mere 752,000 total viewers tuned in to watch Stelter critique the media — usually heavily focused on the more successful Fox News — on Sunday. That’s down from a peak of 2.7 million viewers following the January 6 Capitol riot.
CNN’s ratings have steadily contracted ever since the breach breathed life into its sagging viewership. Stelter attracted 1.3 million viewers in February, 1.02 million in March, 917,000 in April, and 836,000 in May.
He’s stuck with trying to somehow make it about Trump and/or spin positives about Grandpa Joe. Neither option seems to be working for him.
Joe Rogan took Stelter apart on his Thursday podcast during a discussion with Kyle Kulinski. Rogan spoke about a segment that CNN did on how some podcasters and Youtubers got more viewers than some cable network shows. That’s exactly what’s happening with CNN — they’re being far outclassed in every way, including with the numbers. That includes Stelter’s show.
Rogan made it very simple — it’s because Stelter’s show is just awful, he said.
“This is because the market has spoken and your show’s f**king terrible,” Rogan declared explain how Stelter’s ratings keep “slipping and slipping.” “Same with Don Lemon’s. It’s the same thing. Everybody knows they’re not real. They’re not real humans.” Kulinski explains how they’re “outright calling for censorship, deplatform the people I don’t like,” calling everything they say “conspiracy.” A perfect assessment of Stelter’s show, which seems primarily focused on going after Fox hosts.
Rogan also went after Stelter for his bootlicking interview with Jen Psaki where he asked her, “What are we doing wrong? What are we doing wrong?” “Hey motherf***er, you’re supposed to be a journalist,” Rogan exclaimed, chastising that approach.
“They’re obviously being told a certain amount of what to do,” Rogan said about the cable network hosts. “And I mean, maybe he’d be an interesting guy if he had his own f***in’ podcast, if he could just rely on his own personality and be himself.”
Rogan nails Stelter to the wall with this one. They’re not real journalists, if they were they’d actually care about free speech and not want to shut down people who think differently. Anyone who isn’t already indoctrinated can see they’re basically operating like Democratic agents and promoting a narrative.
That’s why C-Span viewers ripped Stelter apart when he went on trying to sell his book and they called him out for being a liar.
I’d only disagree on one thing with Rogan. He gives Stelter far too much credit to suggest that he might be interesting if he had his own podcast. I’m not sure there’s anything that could make Stelter interesting, that’s why he’s at CNN and doesn’t have his own podcast. People with a podcast actually have to sell themselves and have a product in which people are interested, they have to be authentic like Rogan. CNN gave up on authenticity a long time ago.