The University of Chicago and The Atlantic hosted a conference today on “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy.”
Obama headlined the event and Brian Stelter spoke center stage on a panel. How apropos.
At least one person in attendance knew how to ask a question.
Meet Christopher Philips, a freshman.
This freshman directed a barbed question at Stelter that no doubt offended that crowd.
Take a look:
Brian Stelter just got called tf out by a college freshman for every major hoax CNN has pushed.
His response was “that’s a popular right-wing narrative.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 7, 2022
The best part of Philips’ question is when he asked,
With mainstream corporate journalist becoming little more than apologists and cheerleaders for the regime, is it time to finally declare that the canon of journalistic ethics is dead, or no longer operative. All the mistakes of the mainstream media and CNN in particular seem to magically all go in one direction. Are we expected to believe that this is all just some sort of random coincidence or is there something else behind it?
As you’d expect, Stelter provides a non-sequitor and accused the freshman of peddling a popular right wing narrative.
Stelter concludes the freshman’s question “speaks to the failure of journalism to show our work and show the reality of how our profession operates.”
Oh no it doesn’t. We see your work and we know how you operate, CNN.
But we shouldn’t be disappointed in Stelter’s reply.
At a conference on disinformation, who can expect a talking head at CNN to give an honest answer?