Oof: Brian Stelter humiliated in hilarious DM exchange
So what is Stelter doing to save his job at this moment of crisis for him and possible rebirth for CNN? He makes any possible future dismissal all the easier by poking fun at himself on Twitter and angrily sliding into the DMs of those who dare bring up his past statements.
Why? Because a Breitbart article had reprimanded him for calling Hunter Biden’s laptop Russian propaganda. For reference, here’s a clip of him talking about Hunter Biden:
At this point, the reporter involved, Wendell Husebo, reacted hilariously, thanking Mr. Potatohead for reading Breitbart and asking whether he would stand by his claims or recant. Husebo also sent Stelter this video compilation of him, Stelter, speaking about the Hunter emails:
Stelter then refused to withdraw his statements and instead counterattacked Breitbart, whom he accused of not sticking to his reports and statements
“So … you clearly can’t substantiate your claim that I claimed ‘Hunter Biden’s laptop emails were probably Russian propaganda’ – thanks for confirming that what you wrote is false.”
Husebo didn’t want to back down. He made it clear that he did, in fact, stand by his reporting and then followed up with a litany of questions. As Breitbart reported on this incident:
In response, Breitbart News sent Stelter a series of other detailed questions, including whether he was cooperating with the ongoing internal investigation at CNN into the resignation of former network president Jeff Zucker. Zucker recently resigned from his position as president of CNN after being questioned about his relationship with longtime CNN exec Allison Gollust as part of the broader Cuomo investigation, which revealed that former Chris Cuomo was his brother, then the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, had helped. as he navigated a sexual harassment scandal.
One of the best was where he slapped Stelter for his likely shooting and erratic behavior, behavior highlighted by his DM escapade. In this question, Husebo asked:
“Brian, for that Story we’re working on about you, we just spoke to a former CNN employee who told us your erratic behavior may be explained by your concern that you are a target of internal investigations by the network run by the Cravath attorneys might or might be captured by you given your closeness to Jeff Zucker. Would you like to comment?”
Based on what’s been reported so far, it doesn’t look like Mr. Potatohead bothered (or dared?) to comment.
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