USA Today columnist calls CNN’s Stelter ‘ridiculous’ for fact-checking Trump: ‘It’s not a good look’
Hollywood Reporter and USA Today columnist Michael Wolff criticized CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday’s edition of Reliable Sources, claiming that Stelter’s dogged determination to fact check the unprecedented volume of lies and “alternative facts” poured out each week by the Trump administration.
“I think it is, and I mean this with truly no disrespect, but I think you can border on being sort of quite a ridiculous figure,” Wolff said, according to TheHill.com. “It is not a good look, to repeatedly and self-righteously defend your own self-interest. The media should not be the story every week.”
“Every week in this religious sense, you make it the story,” Wolff continued. “We are not the story.”
Wolff came under fire earlier this year after penning a flattering profile of Stephen K. Bannon, former Breitbart.com CEO and senior aide to Pres. Donald Trump.
In the interview, Bannon compared himself to Satan and Dick Cheney and made several verifiably false assertions that Wolff left unchallenged.
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