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Towards the end of a very heated and contentious argument with Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis during Sunday’s Reliable Sources, CNN host Brian Stelter was so triggered by being called “fake news” that he angrily lashed out at his guest; telling her that in 10 to 20 years her kids and grandkids were long to look back on her work for President Trump with disgust.
As they neared Stelter’s petulant attacks from the gutter, he threw a tantrum about the President blasting Comcast, the parent company of MSNBC and NBC News. Of course, he cited a former Obama administration official to preface his outrage:
Let’s put on screen what Norm Eisen told me. Norm was an Obama White House aid specializing in ethics, he’s now at the Brookings Institution. He said: “It's an abuse of power for an American president to use the awesome authority of the Oval Office to target an American company. He said it's even worse, because here he is retaliating against the exercise of the First Amendment-protected constitutional rights.”
The hypocrisy was blatant. You may recall that that President Obama had directed a lot of hatred and animus at Fox News, even trying to cut them from the White House press pool. That fact didn’t stop Stelter from later claiming Trump’s contempt for the opposition press was “aberrant (…) in American history.”