The fake news media is breaking into pieces right before our eyes.
CNN and company have embarrassed themselves on many occasions, most of the time in the form of a self-own.
CNN’s own Brian Stelter is guilty of this more than most.
Stelter had Michael Wolff on his show to discuss his new book on President Donald Trump.
Things spiraled out of hand after Wolff took aim at the media, and in particular, Stelter himself.
Wolff pointed out how the media has done a terrible job covering President Trump, before telling Stelter that he was full of sanctimony.
“I think you, yourself—well you’re a nice guy—you know, you’re full of sanctimony.”
“You are one of the reasons why people can’t stand the media.”
Stelter, who was clearly uncomfortable, awkwardly laughed during the entire segment.
Newsweek has the full story:
Author and journalist Michael Wolff took aim at CNN's Brian Stelter on Sunday, saying the Reliable Sources host was "full of sanctimony" during an appearance on his show.
Wolff appeared on Stelter's show to discuss his new book, Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency. As the interview unfolded, the author took aim at the media and Stelter in particular, suggesting that he represented a "flip side" version of the former president.
"I think the media has done a terrible job on this [in covering Trump]," Wolff said. "I think you, yourself—well you're a nice guy—you know, you're full of sanctimony. You become part of one of the parts of the problem of the media. You know, you come on here and you have a, you know, monopoly on truth. You know exactly how things are supposed to be done. You know, you are one of the reasons why people can't stand the media."
Stelter, a former media report for The New York Times, responded with an awkward laugh. "You're cracking me up," he said.
"It's your fault," Wolff said with a wry smile.
Here's the Awkward Interview
Our friends at Breitbart have more on the conversation:
Wolff said, “Yeah, but I don’t want you to think that what I said at that point was in any way inauthentic. I think the media has done a terrible job on this. I think you yourself, while you’re a nice guy, you are full of sanctimony. You become one of the problems of the media. You come on here, and you have a monopoly on truth. You know exactly how things are supposed to be done. You know, you are why one of the reasons people can’t stand the media. I’m sorry.”
While laughing, Stelter said, “You’re cracking me up.”
Wolff said, “It’s your fault.”
Stelter said, “So what should I do differently, Michael?”
Wolff said, “You know, don’t talk so much. Listen more. You know, people have genuine problems with the media. The media doesn’t get the story right. The media exists in its own bubble.”
Stelter said, “That’s true, I agree.”
Wolff said, “You know, you’ve got to stop. I mean that last segment that I just had to listen to, of all of the people saying the same old stuff. Also, you’re incredibly repetitive. It’s week after week. You’re the flip side of Donald Trump. You know, fake news, and you say virtuous news.”
Twitter responded to the awkward segment: