CNN’s ratings-challenged “Reliable Sources” claims to study the highest media tales on a weekly foundation, however left-wing host Brian Stelter gave MSNBC a go on Sunday and ignored the liberal community being banned from the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. 

In a short assertion earlier than the court docket Thursday, Judge Bruce Schroeder addressed an incident wherein an individual who recognized himself as an worker for MSNBC allegedly adopted a sealed bus with blocked out home windows because it left the courthouse to transport jurors to an undisclosed location. The story made instant headlines however wasn’t talked about throughout Stelter’s program because the CNN host continued his custom of downplaying or dismissing tales that would put liberal news organizations in a unfavorable gentle. 

CNN’s Brian Stelter. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN)
(Kevin Mazur)

The man noticed following the bus recognized himself as James J. Morrison – and he instructed investigators he was instructed to observe the automobile, Schroeder added. The decide mentioned Morrison claimed to be working below the supervision of an MSNBC producer primarily based in New York. As a consequence, MSNBC was banished from the rest of the trial. 


NBC News finally admitted Morrison was employed by the community as a freelancer, however claimed he “never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them.”

A significant news community being shunned from a polarizing trial because it dominates the nationwide news cycle would appear good for a program that claims to cover the media business, however Stelter has an extended historical past of focusing solely on content material important of conservatives or non-liberal news retailers. 

MSNBC was not talked about as soon as throughout the hour-long program, in accordance to a search of transcripts by way of Grabien Media. 


MSNBC was banned from the Kyle Rittenhouse trial by Judge Bruce Schroeder. (Photo by Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images)

MSNBC was banned from the Kyle Rittenhouse trial by Judge Bruce Schroeder. (Photo by Kim Kulish/Corbis by way of Getty Images)
(Kim Kulish/Corbis by way of Getty Images)

Instead, Stelter handled viewers to segments on conservative media protection of the Rittenhouse trial, an interview with left-wing “1619 Project” creator Nikole Hannah-Jones, a promotional interview with ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl about his new ebook on Donald Trump, a diatribe about “news whiplash,” and complaining that CNN can’t air trials associated to the January 6. Capitol riot as a result of cameras aren’t allowed in Federal court docket. 


Stelter has had a tough time attracting viewers throughout the Biden period and set 2021 rankings lows on back-to-back weeks heading into Sunday’s episode. “Reliable Sources averaged only 645,000 viewers on Nov. 7 for its smallest audience of the year. It only garnered 76,000 viewers among the key demographic of adults age 25-54 on Nov. 14, for its smallest audience in the advertiser-coveted category. 

Stelter also ignored Liberty Media chairman John Malone, who sits on the Discovery Communications Inc. board of directors, declaring he wants CNN to revert back to nonpartisan journalism following the completion of a merger that would put the liberal network under the Discovery umbrella. 

Brian Stelter has a long history of shielding his tiny audience from media stories that make his liberal peers look bad. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

Brian Stelter has an extended historical past of protecting his tiny viewers from media tales that make his liberal friends look dangerous. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

Earlier this month, the Washington Post corrected and eliminated giant chunks of its personal reporting on the discredited Steele file however Stelter ignored it.

In October, he failed to acknowledge CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s viral interview with podcast big Joe Rogan, who compelled Gupta to admit CNN shouldn’t have characterised Rogan’s use of ivermectin as “horse dewormer” amid his restoration from COVID. His show beforehand ignored a sexual harassment allegation in opposition to CNN host Chris Cuomo, when veteran TV producer Shelley Ross mentioned the “Cuomo Prime Time” namesake groped her once they labored collectively at ABC News. 

Stelter has additionally glossed over the Washington Post’s main correction of its January report that accused Trump of urging Georgia election officers to “find the fraud,” the main MSNBC management shakeup, Toobin’s firing from The New Yorker following his Zoom name masturbation scandal, and the ousting of MSNBC contributor Jon Meacham after it was revealed he was moonlighting as a speechwriter for the Biden marketing campaign.

In 2019, Stelter utterly averted the revelation that ABC News had spiked an investigation into convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.  


Fox News’ Danielle Wallace and Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.