YIKES! Brian Stelter shares quote defending Ilhan Omar from ‘outrage exhibitionists’ and MELTS irony detectors
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments about 9/11 along with President Trump’s response have caused quite a stir (with Dems stirring mostly about Trump’s comment and not what Omar said). With that in mind, CNN’s Brian Stelter shared a quote from an Atlantic article slamming Trump for his response to Omar, and it’s unreal — especially considering the messenger:
"Civic conversation in America is dysfunctional in part because we have so many such outrage exhibitionists. These folks strip inartfully phrased remarks of context, ignoring the speaker’s intentions and imputing the least charitable possible meaning…" https://t.co/cYAvBHKIOK
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 14, 2019
That struck a real chord with many, and not in a good way for Stelter and the media. Civic conversation is dysfunctional? Now what would contribute to that?
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 14, 2019
— Tyler Pieron (@tyler_pieron) April 14, 2019
And they just don’t see it — or refuse to. This should be nominated for induction to the MSM’s Self-Unawareness Hall of Fame:
Wait isnt THAT what you do? Lol!!
— Dee Dee Davila (@dbldavila) April 14, 2019
Oh you mean exactly what you do? https://t.co/ZuQPIlgOAF
— Wolf of the West. (@shadowskills308) April 14, 2019
You're talking about CNN right? https://t.co/vykehzzpPV
— Julia T#MAGA#DRAIN THE SWAMP#WW1WGA (@JuliaTh90500227) April 14, 2019
Hilarious, you just described your profession. https://t.co/vTHvDWZIZZ
— Chrìstορhεr (@cdwillett66) April 14, 2019
So it’s confirmed. Mainstream media types really do need to spend a lot more time on introspection:
You have no sense of self-awareness, huh?
— Henry (@HMSPitts) April 14, 2019
The absolute lack of situational awareness is simply feckin amazing. https://t.co/KNLikqu0Lp
— Don Helpingstine (@dhelpingstine) April 14, 2019
BREAKING: The entire populations of several small nations collapsed dramatically today, stunned senseless by the lack of self awareness in this tweet. https://t.co/uEiTxbAqaW
— the byker report (@bykerseven) April 14, 2019
Self awareness is hard. https://t.co/af2KG20Ixq
— Jim Fletcher (@jimjfletcher) April 14, 2019
Self awareness level: 0 https://t.co/hr0478ViZx
— Jon Collapsitarian (@jon_sobel) April 14, 2019
Me: Alexa, can you give me an example of irony?
Alexa: . . . https://t.co/KfEHv7CAx7
— Daniel (@Sinclair_D_F) April 14, 2019
Define: "lack of self-awareness"https://t.co/ixXI9pBOjJ
— Sean Smith (@SMSDispHERO) April 14, 2019
Stelter does not take weekends off from self owning. https://t.co/JvSWRGYhkU
— Cobs are back (@dspracale) April 14, 2019
"And then we put these exhibitionists on TV for hours and hours and hours. Cha-ching!" https://t.co/oZlU5btxjo
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) April 14, 2019
How many times dozens of times did CNN have Michael Avenatti on? Heck, Stelter even predicted big things as being possible for him in 2020, all based on his BS allegations that fit the anti-Trump Resistance narrative:
Flashback: CNN's @brianstelter touts Michael Avenatti as a "serious" contender for 2020.
"And looking ahead to 2020, one reason I’m taking you seriously as a contender is because of your presence on cable news.” pic.twitter.com/c5JEdVrLiJ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 25, 2019
But anyway, back to the warnings about “outrage exhibitionists” and taking things purposefully out-of-context…
I'm too outraged by Candace Owens praising Hitler to read this right now.
— 365conservative (@365conservative) April 14, 2019
Good thing Omar wasn’t standing around while a drum was being beaten.
— Pouncing Coder Brad (@bradcundiff) April 14, 2019
Mitt Romney would like a word https://t.co/aBy2Th8Ozw
— Matt Stewart (@MattST32) April 14, 2019
Is Brian “Fire-fighting’” Stelter finally going after Media Matters??!!?
Put out the fire Stelts!!
— FilmScoreLove (@ScoreAndOST) April 14, 2019
Good point, Brian. It's not like Omar did something truly heinous like smirk. https://t.co/w7FCc0ro7j
— BT (@back_ttys) April 14, 2019
Yes, Ilhan is the victim in all this. Poor Ilhan https://t.co/kk1l3sZDwi
— Cameron Cruz (@ccruz280) April 14, 2019
In the eyes of the lib media, one side will almost always get the “context” benefit of the doubt. Guess which side that is.