CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter vented Sunday about the amount of coverage “right-wing media” are devoting to the Russia collusion hoax and the vindication of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
“It’s so disappointing to look at what we’re seeing from right-wing media these days, there’s such an obsession with the deep state and these revelations about the Russia probe and the decision about Michael Flynn,” Stelter told viewers.
House Intelligence Committee transcripts released last week showed how FBI officials entrapped Flynn — even though they knew the former Army lieutenant general had not colluded with Russia. As a result of the revelation, the Department of Justice has decided to drop Michael Flynn’s case. (RELATED: Flynn’s Lawyer Says Obama Was Part Of Conspiracy To Entrap Former National Security Advisor)
Stelter objected to the coverage because he said it should not be overshadowing reporting on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is like the “New Orleans floods every day” or “like the planes go into the [twin] towers every day.”
“They’re treating the Michael Flynn story like it’s a bigger deal than it is the deaths of 2,000 Americans a day … When the president called in to ‘Fox and Friends’ … Friday morning, right before the unemployment rate numbers came out, he talked about the Flynn case for 20 minutes before he was asked about the pandemic,” Stelter noted, adding that he didn’t believe “any political scandal, any Department of Justice story” was more important “than the pandemic that’s raging.”
“Look, ultimately it’s about news judgment, it’s about lack of judgment — but I find it befuddling that some people are acting like this death toll is just normal, and accepted, and common, just another day now. Imagine if 1,000 to 2,000 Americans were dying every day from terror attacks? Imagine the president’s response?” (RELATED: ‘Do You Know Anybody Who Trusts The Government Anymore?’: Tucker Carlson Blames ‘Official Washington’ For Russia Collusion Hoax)