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HELTER STELTER: Brian’s ‘Reliable Sources’ Beaten by Re-Runs of ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ from 1960s

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.30.21

From Fox News:

It’s been a rough month for CNN’s in-house media pundit Brian Stelter

Stelter’s low-rated Sunday show “Reliable Sources” averaged only 786,000 viewers in June for its worst turnout during any month of 2021. The program has declined each month since President Biden took office and has now failed to crack the one-million viewer benchmark for three consecutive months. 

Stelter’s show finished June down a staggering 56 percent from its January totals when the liberal network saw a brief spike in viewership during the final days of Trump’s presidency. 

“Reliable Sources” also struggled in the key news demographic of adults age 25-54, averaging only 137,000 viewers in the category coveted by advertisers. It was the worst month of the year for Stelter’s show in the critical category as “Reliable Sources” shed 65 percent of its January audience. 

CNN’s struggling media program wrapped up the second quarter of 2021 down 39 percent among total viewers and down 48 percent in the key demo compared to the first quarter of the year. “Reliable Sources” finished the dismal quarter with an average of 846,000 viewers to snap its five-quarter streak of cracking the one-million plateau. 

The list of programs that outdrew “Reliable Sources” during the quarter includes everything from MeTV’s old episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show” to Food Network’s “Girl Meets Farm.” 

Bravo’s “Below Deck Sailing Yacht,” ESPN’s coverage of the women’s softball College World Series, CW’s “Kung Fu,” TLC’s “7 Little Johnstons” and Discovery’s “Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine” all outdrew Stelter, too.  

Read the full report at Fox News.

STELTER SOBS: Brian Whines, Asks Why ‘Tucker and Hannity’ Haven’t Posted ‘Vaccine Selfies’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.12.21

CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter whined over the weekend alongside a senior fellow at Media Matters; asking why “the biggest stars at Fox News” haven’t posted “vaccine selfies” on the internet.

“We’ve seen a lot of vaccine selfies from lots of folks at lots of different networks. It is been really inspiring to see,” Stelter stated.

“So I say all of that to make the following point: Where are Tucker and Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham? Where is Ainsley Earhardt and Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, where are the biggest stars on Fox getting vaccinated?” he asked.

 

“But everybody else is doing it,” Stelter continued. “All across television, all of those anchors are rolling up their sleeves. Why do you think we haven’t seen the biggest stars on Fox News get vaccinated or show us their vaccine selfies?”

“And so when instead of telling your viewers, look, go get the shot, it is in your interest, it is safe, it is incredibly effective, it will get us back to normal, they are raising questions about its effectiveness, raising questions about whether it is dangerous. That does a lot of damage,” Media Matters senior fellow Matt Gertz said. “Steve Doocy should get vaccinated live on ‘Fox & Friends.’ It would save the lives of his viewers. I don’t understand why they won’t do that.”

 

STELTER STUNNED: Caller Rips Brian’s Book, CNN’s Coverage of Nick Sandmann, ‘Lies’ About Trump

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.01.20

CNN media host Brian Stelter got an earful from an angry caller while discussing latest book on C-SPAN this week; pointing out his network has been promoting “thousands of lies” about the Trump administration for the last 46 months.

“You guys always talk about how many times Trump has lied, I’ve calculated that there have been 300 different distortions or disinformation that we get out of CNN,” said the caller. “If you add all that up to 46 months it comes out to 300,000 plus distortions of truth.”

“This is how low you’ll go. You go out and lie, defamed a child, then you had to settle out of court to pay this child for distorting information about him. If anything, that’s happening at CNN and anybody that buys your book, it’s really just one of the things dividing our nation.”

“I’m grateful for the call, and I know you’re not the only person that feels this way,” responded Stelter.

Watch Brian’s comments above.

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