Brian Stelter stayed out of the public eye for some time, but he’s back! He has now compared President Trump’s treatment of the media to the way Stalin and Hitler treated the press while in power, Newsbusters reported.
“CNN media reporter Brian Stelter is infamous for his ridiculous and hyperbolic pontificationsagainst President Trump and his over the top adulation for the media. Those two points met yet again during Sunday’s ‘Reliable Sources’ when the hyperventilating CNN host decried the President’s attacks on the press and declared Trump was leading, what he called, a ‘hate movement’ akin to Stalin and Hitler.
“Stelter appeared exhausted and somber as he began the show with his usual introductory spiel.”
“This weekend, breaking news from President Trump. He’s upping his ferocious language against the news media and Robert Mueller,” Stelter complained.
“A lot of thought to get to, a lot of angles to discuss, because the President is really attacking the press with renewed vigor,” he whined. “It’s something we need to analyze in detail because it’s something that’s being talked about the newsrooms across the country right now.”
“And S.V. Date, a White House reporter for the Huff Post pointed out that other leaders in the past have always used the phrase enemy of the people. Among those leaders, Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler,” Stelter boasted.
“But you think about what happened this weekend there’s been three days of rallies, the President singing the same tune but singing it more loudly. He’s shouting some of these attacks nowadays,” Stelter continued. “And there’s certainly been a newfound focus on how he whips up his crowds against the press corps. More and more I think ‘hate movement’ is the proper term for what’s going on.”
Stelter bragged about how the phrase he coined was catching on. “The first time I saw it, I think, was by NYU’s Jay Rosen. Others are picking up on it as well. It’s a helpful frame to understand what the President is doing,” he said. He added that Trump supporters who boo journalists are “all part of this hate movement.”
If the mainstream media believes that rants like this are the best way to combat Trump’s hostility towards the media, they are wrong.