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Things got a little heated during CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday when former Editor for The New York Observer Ken Kurson called out the media for acting as the opposition party to President Donald Trump. “So, the idea here is that the media have become the opposition to Trump … I mean, just listening to the intro to this show,” he told his host, CNN’s ridiculous figure Brian Stelter. As would be expected, that didn’t sit well with Stelter who pretended the media don’t have a disdain for the President.
Kurson started off by giving his view of the political landscape in America:
It’s no longer that the Republican point of view hold forth and the Democrats hold them accountable and the media covers it. It’s that the President and the White House put forth their point of view the media argues with them and the Democrats have become totally irrelevant to that discussion.
He then pointed out how the liberal media had “assigned itself the chore of undoing this election which they simply don't accept.”
Stelter tried to shoot down Kurson by discrediting his critique, associating it with claims of a secret society of journalists pulling the strings. “Who do you think assigned themselves that? There’s not some secret cabal of people in the journalism world,” he spat.