Author Michael Wolff: “you’re full of sanctimony”
Michael Wolff is making the rounds peddling his latest Trump book and landed on Brian Stelter’s CNN show.
Normally, I would not watch either of them, but this clip is so hilarious. Woolf calls out Stelter for his sanctimony and for living in a “virtuous news” bubble where he imagines he has “a monopoly on truth, you know exactly how things are supposed to be done.”
Stelter unintentionally proves Woolf’s point by chuckling and claiming that they are “just figuring out what is real.” To which Wolff replied: “Figuring out what is real is not so easy. And most people don’t want to turn to Brian Stelter to tell us what’s real. I’m sorry.”
LMAO Brian Stelter getting called out by his own guest. pic.twitter.com/slFO3zNQfy
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) July 18, 2021
“I don’t want you to think that what I said at that point was in any way inauthentic,” he continued. “I think the media has done a terrible job on this. I think you yourself — you’re a nice guy, you know, you’re full of sanctimony. You become one of the parts of the problem of the media.”
“You come on here and you have a monopoly on truth, you know exactly how things are supposed to be done. You are why — one of the reasons — people can’t stand the media,” he added.
Stelter laughed and asked what he should do differently.
“Don’t talk so much, listen more,” Wolff responded.
He told Stelter he’s “incredibly repetitive” and even said, “You’re the flip side of Donald Trump. ‘Fake news,’ and you say ‘virtuous news.’”
“No, we just figure out what is real,” Stelter said.
“Figuring out what is real is not so easy. And most people don’t want to turn to Brian Stelter to tell us what’s real. I’m sorry,” Wolff shot back.
People had thoughts.
Brian Stelter has plumbed such depths of dishonesty that a sleazy muck-raker like Michael Wolff has plausibly assumed the higher ground in a discussion of journalistic integrity. https://t.co/nHL8FPeT4I
— Conrad Black (@ConradMBlack) July 18, 2021
— Chaskel Bennett (@ChaskelBennett) July 18, 2021
Guest Michael Wolff to host Brian Stelter:
“You are…one of the reasons people can’t stand media”
Must watch segment, including Stelter’s totally awkward, forced laughs. pic.twitter.com/8SkeH9kwTs
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) July 18, 2021
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