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CNN Says FNC’s Tucker Carlson’s Jelly Donut ‘Prank’ Is Triggering For The Network’s Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter

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CNN’s Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter recently received a scrumptious box of jelly donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts from Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson. Still no thank you. But “sources in the CNN camp” told the New York Post‘s Page Six that they believed Carlson’s gift was an act of “fat-shaming.”

Could a box of jelly donuts really be triggering for a left-wing newsman who meticulously put every morsel of his entire diet on Twitter and shed tons of weight? At one of Washington socialite Tammy Haddad‘s world famous, ridiculously mob-boss, exclusive White House Correspondents’ Garden Parties, Stelter happily posted a pic of a giant donut wall filled with every kind of donut known to mankind. Stelter isn’t exactly stealth about his longtime weight issues. And, well, sometimes a donut really is just a donut, or, er, a dozen donuts or a wall of donuts. HELP! Weight Watchers. Jenny Craig. Marie Osmond. Oprah. Someone protect this man from a dozen donuts!

“Such bitches,” remarked a Mirror spy observing the situation. “He gets a dozen free donuts and somehow he’s the victim?”

Stelter, who has ballooned a little in recent years (but certainly not back to his post-200 pound weight), blew off The Mirror’s request for comment Friday. This was a day after he appeared thrilled — yet somewhat agitated — to receive the box of sugary goodness at his office in New York City. It’s not easy enduring TV scrutiny about one’s appearance, so he can hardly be blamed for being sensitive.

But yeah, he can be ridiculed for turning himself into a victim over a box of donuts.

“Nobody plays the victim card better,” noted a longtime media industry insider. “He can, without evidence, repeatedly question Trump’s mental health but can’t handle receiving a box of donuts.”

Stelter appeared to majorly misinterpret Carlson’s gift when he finally broke his silence about the donut debacle. Was he too busy over the weekend downing the donuts? (RELATED: FNC’s Carlson Worries About Stelter’s Hunger Pains, Sends Him A Dozen Jelly Donuts)

“Donuts?” Stelter tweeted Sunday night. “If this is @TuckerCarlson’s way of saying yes to my interview request, I’ll accept his silly delivery.”

Stelter makes it a point to butcher Fox News nearly every week. He has made enemies with at least two hosts at Fox News, including Carlson and Sean Hannity. He purposefully carves out special time to cut into the network he loves to hate. Another Stelter staple: Berating President Trump, whom he believes is not mentally well. In a recent episode of “Reliable Sources,” Stelter even questioned the mental health of Fox News and said he hoped it could one day be a “healthy” part of the media ecosystem. No self-awareness about his own obvious lefty biases. Just a new week and more of the same. (RELATED: CNN Host Absurdly Questions The Mental Health Of Fox News) 

Excuse me, but wasn’t Carlson’s gesture to Stelter literally a sweet one? The FNC host had no comment on the matter.

During the whole Carlson-Bubba The Love Sponge saga, in which lefty watchdog group and professional Fox News haters Media Matters excavated old, obviously off-the-wall conversations between Carlson and Bubba, Stelter clearly sided with the outrage machine. So did MSNBC’s leftiest of hosts Chris Hayes.

I’ve come up with the name of the Lifetime Movie for Stelter’s saga should it ever become one. TV News Host Drowns His Sorrows In Jelly Donut Sauce: The CNN Brian Stelter Story. 

If you have a better one, write me: Betsy@DailyCaller.com