CNN’s Stelter: ‘Last night, I hit a wall. I crawled in bed and cried for our pre-pandemic lives’

CNN’s Stelter: ‘Last night, I hit a wall. I crawled in bed and cried for our pre-pandemic lives’
Brian Stelter (Image: YouTube screen grab via CNN)

With the days running into one another, each a carbon copy of the one before, many Americans sheltering in place are beginning to feel stress over what amounts to a self-imposed house arrest. As is true of life’s more familiar stressors, people are handling the quarantine in different ways. The apparent diary entry of one individual having a particularly bad time of it forms the title of this post. (RELATED: The stress pandemic)

So who is this tortured soul that weeps for paradise lost? None other than CNN “journalist” Brian Stelter.

On Saturday, the host of the comically named “Reliable Sources,” took to Twitter to unburden himself:

Stelter’s ruminations touched a nerve with another equally fair-minded journalist — far-left writer and activist Amy Skiskind, who mused on her own season in hell:

The masculine personal pronouns in the last sentence of Siskind’s tweet refer back to the president, who Siskind and Stelter both see as the source of the “political rhetoric that bears no resemblance to reality.”

But if Stelter and Siskind are earnest about changing the tenor of the discourse on the shutdown and the battle to defeat the coronavirus, maybe they should do some more soul searching. This past Tuesday, their peers in the Washington press corps achieved a new level of hostility toward the administration during the daily coronavirus task force briefing. CBS reporter Paula Reid set the tone by asking Dr. Anthony Fauci whether his support for the president’s comments on the coronavirus was “voluntary” or coerced.

Stelter’s own network hammered the president both live and via chyrons with provocative messages like “Trump refuses to acknowledge any mistakes” and “Angry Trump turns briefing into propaganda session.”

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."