Cherub-faced liar Brian Stelter took a look at the year in media on Monday, proclaiming as usual a sense of moral superiority over Fox News and the rest of conservative journalism. Stelter said that if we’d learned anything from 2020, it was that Americans are divided into two camps: Those who get their news from biased, frothing, right-wing sources like Fox, and those who get their news from respectable, truthful organizations like CNN.
Get your barf bag ready.
Stelter told viewers that the coronavirus pandemic had been “accompanied by an info-demic of misinformation.”
All of this information came from the right, he insisted, playing clips of Rush Limbaugh and Fox Business News from February, when absolutely no one had a good handle on what the coronavirus meant for the United States or for humanity in general. But CNN watchers won’t come away with that impression, because Stelter did not include clips of Dr. Anthony Fauci saying “there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask” from that same time period. And he certainly didn’t mention Nancy Pelosi down in Chinatown, inviting San Francisco residents there to join the party.
“Fox’s biggest stars faced no consequences for mocking public health measures,” he complained instead.
Well, were they mocking them? Or were they railing against a Democrat-led lockdown crusade that had unimaginable consequences for our economy and for individual small business owners? Stelter doesn’t get into the distinction, of course, because it’s so much easier to say, “Oh, right-wing media doesn’t believe that the pandemic is real. Right-wing media thinks we should sacrifice grandma for a buck. Right-wing media is evil and fake.” It’s a lot more uncomfortable to talk about the rise in bankruptcies, homelessness, depression, and suicide.
And certainly, Stelter did not so much as mention Pelosi’s trip to the hair salon, which was just one of many instances where Democrats told us one thing and then did another.
“If 2020 proved anything, it’s that America is split into two parallel universes of information,” he said. “One much more tethered to reality than the other.”
This, coming from a network that championed the Black Lives Matter “protests,” which not only caused billions of dollars in destruction but made a mockery out of social distancing and COVID health precautions. But we suppose when you make up your own “reality” when it’s convenient to your narrative, you never have to worry about being wrong.
Which is why, of course, that CNN has yet to apologize for pushing the Trump/Russia collusion story for two years straight.