On Friday, Robert Mueller officially ended his nearly two-year investigation in possible Trump-Russian collusion. The report was handed into Attorney William Barr at the Department of Justice.
Soon after the report was received it was leaked that Mueller was no longer handing out any further indictments in the case. Then on Sunday, after looking over Mueller’s report, Barr let Congress know that the report showed no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
This conclusion comes after the media constantly told us that Trump and his people were dead to rights, that collusion was a certainty. Trump would be impeached, they told us. Dozens others would end up in prison for trying to sway the 2016 election.
But on Sunday, for some inexplicable reason, CNN’s host of “Reliable Sources” Brian Stelter assured us that there was “solid reporting” on the story.
There's been so much solid reporting about the Trump-Russia mystery, but the media ecosystem tends to reward speculation over straight news. Are there ways to change this? https://t.co/zwJrobFpOe
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 25, 2019
Huh? CNN, ABC, MSNBC and CBS all got this thing wrong and Stelter believes the media did its job correctly? What kind of drugs do they handout at CNN?
Well, as to be expected, social media raked Stelter over the coals for his insane assertion.
Report only facts.
No anonymous sources, not even once
Always be skeptical
If it fits your worldview, be downright cynical
Let facts guide the story, not vice versa
Clicks or integrity. Pick one.
Name and shame others when wrong. Apologize if it was you.
Read this daily.
— Razor (@hale_razor) March 25, 2019
Close the doors at @CNN. That's a start!
— Sean Cooan (@MinnTrusty) March 25, 2019
Ways to change this… fire the roster of CNN
— Jimmy G (@jimmygards) March 25, 2019
"Solid reporting" pic.twitter.com/S1eGANxrBK
— Judge Smails (@JSmails) March 25, 2019
Stop watching CNN.
— Dem Texas Girls (@TexDem16) March 25, 2019
Make your reporting proportional to the issues people actually care about.https://t.co/Gb2or8nxly
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) March 25, 2019
I think we have different definitions of solid reporting
— Corey Capone (@CoreyCapone) March 25, 2019
It doesn’t matter how “respected” the person the media is putting on is. They need to provide the evidence like anyone else. This clip that’s gone viral is a great example:https://t.co/SYjW0umyA7
— Nick Pappas (@NickAPappas) March 25, 2019