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Fake News: CNN’s Brian Stelter Says GOP Avoided TV on Tuesday

Amy Entelis, Alisyn Camerota, John Berman, Kelly Wallace, Brian Stelter, and Dave Briggs attend CNN Heroes 2017 at the American Museum of Natural History on December 17, 2017 in New York City. 27437_016 (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CNN)
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CNN’s Brian Stelter falsely claimed Tuesday that GOP lawmakers were absent from television interviews following President Donald Trump’s same day meeting and joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Stelter used Twitter to make his false allegations:

On Sunday, Stelter – who regularly advanced the dual “election hacking” and “Trump-Russia collusion” narratives – warned his audience that Trump “simply cannot be trusted” in his negotiations with Putin. 

Tuesday saw Fox News Channel air interviews with Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Rob Portman (R-OH), Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Darrell Issa (R-CA), and Peter King (R-NY):


Fox Business Channel’s interviewed Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) on Tuesday.

 

MSNBC also broadcast Tuesday press gaggles with Reps. Susan Collins (R-MA), Bob Corker (R-TX), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ):

Stelter’s own network interviewed Rep. Adam Kinziger (R-IL) on Tuesday:

CBS interviewed Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ben Sasse (R-NB) on Tuesday:

Tuesday also saw ABC News interview Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ):

Stelter presents himself as a non-partisan and politically objective news media reporter and analyst. CNN similarly markets its content, branding itself “The Most Trusted Name In News.”

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