Brian Stelter Admits That He Let David Hogg Lie On Air Without Correcting Him
CNN’s Brian Stelter admitted on HLN Monday that he allowed anti-gun Parkland survivor David Hogg to lie on air without correction.
Stelter, appearing on HLN’s “S.E. Cupp Unfiltered,” said, “When I was interviewing David Hogg only ten days after the massacre, there were a few times I wanted to jump in and say let’s correct that fact.
“That’s so interesting,” Cupp responded. “Let me stop you. Did you?”
“…at one of the times I did and other times I did not,” he said. “There’s always that balance, how many times you’re going to interrupt.”
Stelter also said that Americans need to realize where the Parkland students are coming from on gun issues.
“When he called Dana Loesch the NRA CEO, I interrupted and corrected that but there are other times when–I think, all of us can agree, any of these students, any of these parents, we want everybody to be as well informed as we can about the contours of this debate. I think we have to recognize where David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez are coming from,” he said. (RELATED: CNN’s Jake Tapper Calls Out Brian Stelter On Twitter)
“There has been this increase in the lethality of mass shootings in recent years in this country. The so-called top ten list of horrors is very, very ugly and very recent, so, I can see where these students are coming from, saying this is getting worse. It’s not just that there are 90 something people a day that die from guns, mostly from suicides. It’s that the mass shootings are getting worse. I do think they are trying to raise awareness of that.” (RELATED: CNN’s President Jeff Zucker Attacks Fox News As A ‘Pure Propaganda Machine’)