There might not be anything more delicious than watching two fake newsers battling it out in public over journalistic standards, especially when they both work at CNN, which means neither has any standards whatsoever.
Saturday, CNN fake newser Brian Stelter, who hilariously is supposed to be some sort of watchdog of the media, sort of like FOX News’ Howard Kurtz, attempted to justify the plethora of falsehoods in Michael Wolff’s much-ballyhooed anti-Trump book as somehow “ringing true” overall.
In Brian Stelter’s mind, a book full of lies is still true if it’s anti-Trump, a narrative so stinky that even CNN colleague — an unhinged anti-Trump “journalist” in his own right — had to call out his co-worker publicly on Twitter.
Here’s Stelter embarrassingly scrambling to justify the book’s many errors which providing cover for the overall narrative the book portrays of the President of the United States being insane:
I stand corrected: I thought this RNC ad misquoted me, but the quote came from a @CNNI TV hit. So I've deleted my previous tweet about this. Big picture point: Wolff's errors are sloppy, but many Trump experts say the book "rings true" overall. My advice: Read it — skeptically https://t.co/VWXvjWpaYV
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 6, 2018
Enter “Fake” Jake Tapper, who has also trafficked in fake news but was previously a respected journalist before joining the leftist cesspool that is CNN.
“Having many errors but ‘ringing true’ is not a journalistic standard,” Tapper scolded in a reply to Brian Stelter on Twitter shortly after:
Having many errors but “ringing true” is not a journalistic standard.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 6, 2018
Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is so full of lies and mistruths that the prologue to the book that has caused such an uproar in the media states:
Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue. These conflicts, and that looseness with the truth, if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of the book.
Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them. In other instances I have, through a consistency in the accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true.
Among the reports in the book being challenged are from a left-wing Washington Post reporter — not exactly a pro-Trump publication — who contends that Wolff got a story about him completely wrong in the book:
Clearly, Michael Wolff’s questionable track record, as well as his hopeful boasting that his tabloid book will bring down the President, is indicative that he’s more interested in selling books for profit and getting his 15 minutes of fame based on a political hit piece than he is in serious journalism.
For his part “Fake” Jake Tapper’s virtue signaling that he had journalistic standards didn’t last very long. On Sunday’s State of the Union, a CNN program Tapper hosts, he rudely cut off White House Sr. adviser Stephen Miller, breaking for a commercial and telling his audience in abruptly ending the interview, “I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time.”