CNN’s Brian Stelter had a meltdown Sunday during his “Reliable Sources” program over the fact that President Trump and the “right wing media” were spending so much time writing about and/or commenting on the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case against Trump’s former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn.
“They’re treating the Michael Flynn story like it’s a bigger deal than the deaths of 2,000 Americans a day,” Stelter stated indignantly, outraged that conservatives were not interested in moving on from the blockbuster news of Barr’s decision as quickly as he and his network were.
As Joe Biden would say, this story really is a big f***in’ deal, but of course that’s not the way Stelter sees it, because media narratives and what not.
My RedState colleague Bonchie noted in his write-up on Stelter’s rant that the real issue for Stelter was not that conservatives and Trump were not focusing on the Wuhan coronavirus death toll every day:
Let me translate that for you. He doesn’t want to cover a story that pushes back on his network’s four-year-long false narrative, so he’s instead going to virtue signal while standing on the dead and proclaim caring about government corruption means you want grandma to die.
Author and former Congressional candidate Dan Bongino was among the many high-profile conservatives who laid into Stelter over his ridiculous, self-serving whineathon:
CNN coffee-boy George Costanza is melting down because the conspiracy theories he has been pushing for years have entirely fallen apart. This lunatic has been totally humiliated and embarrassed and he’s lashing out hoping to distract you. What a pathetic soul this loser is 👇🏻 https://t.co/SEtKynDGOV
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) May 10, 2020
President Trump saw Bongino’s tweet, and swooped in for the dunk:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2020
Daaang. That one’s gonna leave a mark.
Stelter, as you might suspect, was not amused:
When he tweeted, I thought it was a parody account at first. But it was the real president. My takeaway: Trump's Twitter attacks barely generate any attention anymore. And that's a good thing… https://t.co/bSnWF9xSuq
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 11, 2020
Aww. Bless his heart. There’s so much irony in a tweet from Brian Stelter of all people claiming “Trump’s Twitter attacks barely generate any attention anymore” that I shouldn’t even have to explain it.
Stelter might want everyone to move on from the story, but thankfully Attorney General Bill Barr is not interested in doing any such thing. Barr indicated last week that he is not done going after all of the players involved in the “perjury trap”, so we should expect more bombshell developments in the months to come.