Politics

CNN’s Brian Stelter tries to attack Fox News for ignoring major Trump story – it immediately backfires

Facts matter...

Image Credit: YouTube screenshot, CNN

CNN’s Brian Stelter tried to call out Fox News for ignoring a major story about Donald Trump on Tuesday, but his attempts to humiliate the network immediately backfired when social media users let him know that Fox had in fact broken the story.

“Fox and MSNBC leading the 1pm hour with NH primary hype,” Stelter tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. “CNN leading with breaking news: ‘DOJ STUNS WITH EXTRAORDINARY REVERSAL ON STONE SENTENCING.'”

MORE NEWS: WATCH: Harvard grad blames Trump supporters after she’s fired for posting video threatening to stab anyone who says ‘all lives matter’

RELATED: CNN Ratings Continue to Struggle, Fox News Gets a Huge Boost From Impeachment Trial

Do you think CNN is a credible news source?

By completing the poll, you agree to receive emails from LifeZette and that you've read and agree to our privacy policy and legal statement.

Stelter was claiming that Fox was ignoring the major story of the Department of Justice pushing for a lower sentence for Roger Stone, a convicted former associate of Trump’s, despite prosecutors within the DOJ seeking a seven to nine year sentence, according to The Blaze.

Unfortunately for Stelter, he soon learned that he was dead wrong, as social media users pointed out that it was Fox News who broke this story in the first place.

“Fox News broke the friggin story,” replied Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller, with The Federalist’s Sean Davis responding, “Fox News broke that story, you incompetent buffoon.”

MORE NEWS: Rapper defiantly speaks out to slam Black Lives Matter: ‘It’s not our movement’

Other users pointed out Stelter’s mistake as well:

Stelter is clearly just jealous that Fox News absolutely dominates CNN in the ratings. In fact, the week of Trump’s acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial was the fifth most-watched week in the history of the network, and it’s highest since the president’s inauguration, according to Axios.

RELATED: MSNBC Hosts Caught on Hot Mic Trashing Dems

On top of that, of the forty most-watched shows on basic cable last week, 39 were on Fox. The only other one to break the top forty was Rachel Maddow’s MSBNC show, and none of CNN’s shows were able to break through.

In 2019, CNN saw a 9% decline in total viewers, so it’s no wonder Stelter is feeling bitter. He can try to discredit Fox as much as he wants to, but it’s not going to stop the rest of us from tuning in to the one cable news network we can actually trust to bring us the truth.

Join the Discussion

COMMENTS POLICY: We have no tolerance for messages of violence, racism, vulgarity, obscenity or other such discourteous behavior. Thank you for contributing to a respectful and useful online dialogue.