CNN host Brian Stelter’s days at the fake news network could be numbered.
According to unnamed sources, journalist Jon Nicosia on Thursday reported the “Reliable Sources” host’s time at the network could come to an end possibly within a few days.
JUST IN: Unnamed sources report that CNN host Brian Stelter’s days at the network are numbered. 'Down to weeks if not days.'
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) June 17, 2022
Journalist Jon Nicosia said Stelter is “down to weeks if not days” left at CNN.
“He is everything that reminds the new owners of the Zucker era they desperately want to get past.”
“Management is confident Stelter is the one sharing the internal pushback to fellow media reporters while simultaneously stirring discontent within the ranks,” Nicosia added.
They continue: "Management is confident Stelter is the one sharing the internal pushback to fellow media reporters while simultaneously stirring discontent within the ranks"
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) June 15, 2022
In a memo to employees last month, new boss Chris Licht lamented that “too many people have lost trust in the news media,” and claimed he’d work on “regaining that trust” by educating “readers with straightforward facts and insightful commentary, while always being respectful of differing viewpoints.”
Licht unfortunately, in terms of bias, isn’t much better than Zucker, as Daily Wire notes he previously “served as executive producer for ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’”
The news arrives just days after Stelter’s show delivered its lowest-rated episode last Sunday since September 2019, with only 580,000 viewers tuning in.
It also follows the cancellation of the CNN+ streaming platform, which was also home to Stelter’s daily version of “Reliable Sources.”
Lest Nicosia’s credibility be questioned, he pointed out in February he successfully reported on CNN’s ousting of Stelter’s girlfriend weeks before it actually came to fruition.
FYI on my Discovery sources: pic.twitter.com/v3ImwRgAx3
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) June 16, 2022
Twitter users reacted to the news of Stelter reportedly getting canned by the network:
Brian Stelter getting fired will save CNN millions a year in catering alone.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 16, 2022
Brian Stelter is expected to be fired from CNN within days. Who are we supposed to laugh at now? 🤣
— Pamela Hensley (@PamelaHensley22) June 16, 2022
I still feel bad for @brianstelter in a way, though I am sure he will be fine financially. But there is no honour among scoundrels. A bucket of rats will get along fine so long as there is enough to eat. But the second the food runs out, they literally devour each other. https://t.co/3s4EFlf0xs
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) June 16, 2022