Brian Stelter is infamous for many things. Among them is his penchant for conveniently downplaying the violent left-wing Antifa/BLM-led riots that have plagued major Democrat-run cities across America since the death of George Floyd.
The latest instance of CNN’s resident chief media correspondent feigning incredulousness on this issue happened Monday night during a segment of Tucker Carlson’s program. The Fox News host was talking about the left threatening violence after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday.
During the segment, Carlson dropped receipt after receipt in talking about their threats, noting that some had marched to Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home, while others threatened to “burn it all down” if Trump made the decision to submit a SCOTUS nomination for Senate consideration.
Watch Carlson’s full rant below. Pay close attention to the banner messaging that starts at around the five and a half minute mark:
Carlson’s mountain of evidence wasn’t enough for Stelter, who became triggered by the chyron that noted liberals were threatening violence over a pre-election Supreme Court nomination battle. He reacted to it by tweeting this:
Just another normal night over on "Tucker Carlson Tonight…"
The banner says "THE LEFT THREATENS VIOLENCE OVER COURT NOMINATION."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 22, 2020
As I documented Saturday and as others pointed out to him in the comments to his tweet, the threats to shut the country down, burn it down, etc were all over the place so there was nothing in Carlson’s rant he should have taken issue with if he really was an honest media reporter:
flagging these for you pic.twitter.com/tCotOgqhTW
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) September 22, 2020
Worth noting one of those lunatics used to work for YOUR network. You wrote about him being cashiered. https://t.co/20VMFjEEbD
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) September 22, 2020
Do you ever pay attention to anything other than Fox News? pic.twitter.com/m0kXd3EAvY
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 22, 2020
Um that banner seems pretty accurate … pic.twitter.com/lMdaDO0YcC
— Isabela (@IsabelaRM1) September 22, 2020
On a related note, does he not even pay attention to his own network?
And the Left's network anchors as well, Brian.https://t.co/xgyntLENdp
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) September 22, 2020
Maddening. It’s like this guy lives in a bubble or something and expects people not to notice things he willfully and deliberately turns a blind eye to. To be fair, almost every anchor at CNN does this, but Stelter engages in this dishonest tactic more than most.