CNN is waging a scorched earth campaign to destroy Donald Trump.
It’s infected every hour of the network’s programming.
Tucker Carlson finally had enough and shut down one CNN host’s insane conspiracy theory about Melania Trump.
CNN’s Brian Stelter is one the most high-profile, anti-Trump activists on the network.
During his “Reliable Sources” program, Stelter routinely flies off the handle with rants about Trump being a liar and a conspiracy theorist.
But it turns out it’s nothing more than projection on the part of Stelter.
During his most recent broadcast – and on social media – Stelter gave cover to the conspiracy theory floating around the “resistance” and liberal media that Melania Trump had “disappeared.”
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 3, 2018
The First Lady underwent kidney surgery on May 10th and had been recuperating.
In that time, she has not done any public events.
But Melania did not “disappear.”
Multiple reporters spotted her around the West Wing in the days prior to Stelter’s tweet.
Not that this will deter the conspiracy theorists, but I saw the First Lady walking with her aides in the West Wing yesterday afternoon. https://t.co/N9xadq7P0d
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) May 30, 2018
Stelter loves to lecture Fox News and other conservative outlets for not promoting liberal talking points under the guise of being a “media critic,” but the truth is in this instance, it was Stelter who was spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories.
So Tucker Carlson called him out.
Carlson shredded Stelter by stating:
“But over at CNN, they were not buying that story. They are proud journalists at CNN, self-consciously proud, and if there’s one thing they knew for certain, one thing that was drummed into them at the top-shelf journalism schools they attended, it’s that Republican first ladies lie a lot and are evil and for the sake of civilization, must be destroyed. So CNN did not buy a word of that, and the network assigned their most dogged journalist to crack the case, the squeaky but persistent Brian Stelter.”
The popular Fox News host continued taking Stelter to task for wanting to “just ask questions” – which is a common tactic of conspiracy theorists – declaring:
“Questions about her surgery? Questions about her time at Walter Reed? What questions exactly? Who’s asking those questions? Brian Stelter didn’t say, because he couldn’t say. Those are not real questions and this is not reporting, it’s a passive-aggressive attack. CNN’s real point was that Melania Trump is a liar and that she’s doing something immoral. She must be, look who she is married to.”
This isn’t the first anti-Trump conspiracy theory Stelter has dabbled in.
When Eric Garland – whose twitter bio says he is a strategic intelligence analyst – fired off a bizarre and unhinged 147 tweet after Trump won the election about Vladimir Putin coordinating with Trump to steal the 2016 election, Stelter offered an approving tweet about how wonderful the writing was.
damn, man, this is great writing, using a form that doesn’t usually lend itself to greatness.
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) December 12, 2016
And after Michael Wolff’s controversial “Fire and Fury” book came out, Stelter pushed the conspiracy theory that President Trump was mentally ill.
CNN has made an ideological and business decision to turn their network over to anti-Trump partisans.
The gamble is not paying off.
Americans see through the anchors on the network who pretend to be objective journalists but are really just Democrat partisans spouting off anti-Trump talking points and conspiracy theories.
As a result, CNN’s ratings in May were down a whopping 25% from the same time last year.
Carlson was correct to call out the network for peddling a ridiculous conspiracy theory about Melania Trump.
Do you think that is why their ratings in May tanked?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.