CNN host: MSNBC doesn’t dwell on stories for ‘weeks’ like Fox News does [video]
@NoahCRothman My brain just broke…..
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) April 24, 2014
Join the club.
On this afternoon’s edition of “The Lead,” host Jake Tapper led a discussion about Sean Hannity’s rightful condemnation of Cliven Bundy’s ignorance and “beyond repugnant” diminishment of the atrocity of slavery. Tapper asked CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter if the media, as Hannity suggested, have a double standard when it comes to covering political stories. This was part of Stelter’s response:
“I can't think of MSNBC taking an equivalent story on the left and spending weeks covering it the way Fox News has.” – Brian Stelter
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) April 24, 2014
— Nino (@baldingschemer) April 24, 2014
Let’s have a listen:
Stelter is also the host of “Reliable Sources.” And no, the irony does not escape us.
@NoahCRothman lol .. wow
— MaxR.S (@Randy_Shannon) April 24, 2014
MSNBC doesn’t dwell endlessly on stories? Could’ve fooled us.
Here’s Stelter’s explanation for MSNBC’s obsession with “Bridgegate,” by the way:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 24, 2014
You know what, Brian? Kermit Gosnell was arguably a bigger story than Bridgegate or Bundy, but MSNBC wouldn’t touch that one with a ten-foot pole. So maybe you’re not such a great authority on what is and isn’t newsworthy.