It looks like CNN host, Brian Stelter, really stepped in it this time. While speaking to his guest, Yale Professor Timothy Snyder, Stelter screwed up and admitted that the liberal media has been given the ‘assignment’ to block Republicans from taking back the White House in 2024.
Stelter asked his guest how they could successfully prevent a Republican uprising in power and then did a little more than just ‘agree’ with the professor’s seedy plan. The professor suggested that the convenience the public that the Republicans were going to try and steal the election.
Snyder said, “I mean, my advice for the press corps is to drop the “fair and balanced” about the one party and the other party. Who cares about the parties? Right?”
Snyder continued, “The parties aren’t really the story. The story is whether we have a Democracy or not. And the behavior of the parties is the actual story.” Adding, ” I mean, I think the main thing he have to do – and you guys have done a lot in this direction – is to drop the pretense of American exceptionalism, drop the idea that democracy is just out there like the air we breathe, and make democracy the story itself.”
The professor continued, “We had minimal excuse to be surprised by 2016. We had no excuse to be surprised by the coup attempt in 2020. And if we’re not prepared for an attempt for people to take power undemocratically in 2024, then we are just at this point pathetically naïve. Preparing for that, and getting the facts out so that people can prepare for that and prevent it is, you know, what colleagues and journalism should be doing.”
Stelter was too excited to agree and said,”Yeah. That is the assignment.”
CNN’s @brianstelter: How should the “reality-based media” like CNN cover Republicans?
Yale Prof. Timothy Snyder: "My advice for the press corps is to drop the 'fair and balanced'” approach pic.twitter.com/QAzI9soONg
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 26, 2021
This is exactly why I don’t trust large media outlets. Even so-called conservative ones—Most have become political activists. It is not the media’s job to influence an election yet they keep trying without being held accountable.