CNN’s Brian Stelter Breaks Down the ‘Questionable Editorial Decisions’ in Kavanaugh Coverage
CNN’s Brian Stelter Breaks Down the ‘Questionable Editorial Decisions’ in Kavanaugh Coverage (Mediaite)
On CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, host Brian Stelter examined the question of whether the media lowered their standards in publishing or reporting some stories about Brett Kavanaugh during the confirmation process. Stelter asked New York Magazine‘s Olivia Nuzzi, former CNN anchor Frank Sesno, and White House reporter and CNN analyst April Ryan if the media “worked with” Democrats take Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee down.
“I have to ask this question,” said Stelter introducing the discussion. “Has the news media come out of this controversy looking better or worse? Because I’m pretty sure we don’t look better.”
First he spoke with Nuzzi, who said that Trump’s feeling that he had a good week is “very unusual” considering his nominee was investigated and the New York Times story about Trump’s finances and taxes. She said it wouldn’t be considered a good week under “normal” circumstances but for Trump’s standards it was considered positive. She did not address the theme of the press or their coverage at that point.