As I’ve previously noted, now more than ever, we are seeing supposedly neutral journalists in the mainstream media unapologetically rip their “objective” masks completely off.
As his fellow colleagues have done, CNN’s resident hall monitor Brian Stelter has led the way in dutifully transitioning from Resistance Reporter™ during President Trump’s administration to chief disinformation officer for the incoming Biden administration.
There was his eruption over Fox News having the nerve to cover the Hunter Biden allegations, his fawning and gushing over Joe Biden’s comms team, and his coded message about how he believed “normal relations” (ahem) “between the president and the press corps” could soon be “restored” in a Biden administration – just to name a few.
Stelter, just like his faithful sidekick Oliver Darcy, also arguably led the way for years in trying to have President Trump either suspended from or kicked off of Twitter. When that didn’t happen, Stelter’s second option was to make a dramatic show of turning off his notifications for Trump’s tweets on live TV. For those who missed the
embarrassing stunningly brave moment when it happened shortly after the election, watch below:
— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) November 8, 2020
Fast forward a couple of months and Twitter granted Stelter his wish (and the wishes of millions on the left, media, and Never Trump “right”) by permanently suspending him off their platform as part of a broader effort to crack down on conservative accounts.
A few days after Twitter’s actions, however, Stelter inadvertently revealed how much he was addicted to – and missed – monitoring Trump’s tweets.
It all started after CNN performance journalist Jim Acosta, who has been moved from the White House beat to the weekend anchoring beat now that “normal relations” will soon be restored between CNN and the White House, reported on the news that the White House had been “made aware” of New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick’s decision not to accept the presidential medal of freedom award:
WH made aware of Patriots coach Belichick’s decision to decline the offer to come to WH to be awarded presidential medal of freedom, WH official says.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 12, 2021
Stelter’s response was to suggest that normally this would be around the time we’d see a “hate-tweet” from Trump:
Normally we'd be expecting the hate-tweet from Trump in 3, 2, 1… https://t.co/pHTFomgtYc
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 12, 2021
It … did not go well:
You’re addicted to Trump.
You’re in withdrawal. Seek counseling. https://t.co/oKObMMcom7
— RBe (@RBPundit) January 12, 2021
You complained when Trump had no press conferences
You complained when he held them
You complained when he stopped new conferences
You complained when he Tweeted
You complained when social media did not shut him down
You complain when now he is not tweeting
See the problem yet? https://t.co/kFHcJ8K2bc
— Brad Slager – Trashgoblin; Ignorant of VG Symbols (@MartiniShark) January 12, 2021
Somebody's nervous that their gravy train is going to dry up. https://t.co/8fDSjkEkxi
— smellycarney (@smellycarney) January 12, 2021
These “journalists” are going to miss Trump more than his supporters are. Seriously what are they going to talk about now after obsessing over him for the last four years. It’s unreal what they’ve become. #media https://t.co/3iOf1eYpS2
— Dianne (@5909_dianne) January 12, 2021
Oh, lemme see. There will be the “reports” about Joe Biden’s socks, and questions about whether or not members of the Biden team will take musical instruments with them when they travel overseas. We are also likely to see a fashion report or three from CNN and other networks on Kamala Harris, similar to the updates we were graciously given when she ran for president:
We kind of forced @kamalaharris to try on this awesome oversized rainbow sequin jacket … She snapped it up. @alivitali perfectly named it as “the Mardi Gras Jacket” #2020 #SouthCarolina #CampaignFashionReport pic.twitter.com/2G0NFRkKL6
— Maeve Reston (@MaeveReston) February 16, 2019
Some real hard-hitting journalism is no doubt forthcoming after Biden’s inauguration. Shall I go on …?