In critique of Trump, CNN’s Stelter betrays his ignorance of how U.S. gov’t was designed

In critique of Trump, CNN’s Stelter betrays his ignorance of how U.S. gov’t was designed
Brian Stelter (Image: MRCTV screen grab)

[Ed. – And to think that some people actually get their ‘news’ from this outfit.]

“Admin officials ‘say the White House has made a deliberate political calculation that it will better serve Trump’s interest to put the onus on governors — rather than the federal government — to figure out how to move ahead,’ Let that quote sink in…,” Stelter wrote on Friday.

The veteran anchor and host of “Reliable Sources,” a show created ostensibly as a fact checker for other media sources, shared his thoughts as a quote from unidentified “admin officials,” but was quickly corrected online.

“Yes, the U.S. Constitution is a hundreds-year-long plot to help Trump win re-election. Excellent take,” said journalist Mollie Hemingway. “Also, it’s not a ‘quote’ but an unsupported assertion based on reporters’ dubious and unverifiable interpretation of what they claim anon sources told them.”

The quote which Stelter clearly attributed to “admin officials,” was actually a quote from the authors of the Washington Post article.

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