Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter attends the 11th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

It’s Christmas Eve, and seeing as Brian Stelter is the gift that keeps on giving, here’s yet another gift from our favorite media firefighter all wrapped in glittery paper complete with a shiny red bow.

As he often does, CNN’s resident clown chief media correspondent took to the Twitter machine Monday to complain about a column that appeared in the Philly Inquirer Thursday where the author took him and others to task for criticizing SCOTUS Justice Neil Gorsuch for appearing on Fox News a week ago to promote his book “A Republic, If You Can Keep It“, which was released back in September.

Here was the tweet he wrote at the time of Gorsuch’s appearance:

My Red State colleague Susie Moore wrote about this the day Stelter posted the tweet, pointing out Stelter’s outrage was rather, ahem, selective:

Of course, Stelter didn’t take issue when Justice Gorsuch appeared on his own network CNN to hawk his book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It,” in September. (Because CNN isn’t awash in partisanship.)

Nor, did he take issue with Justices Sonya Sotomayor or Stephen Breyer appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to hawk theirs.

Christine Flowers, the columnist behind the Philly Inquirer piece, made similar points in her write-up. This proved to be too much for poor Stelter, who went on a mini-rant on Twitter to air his grievances 4 days after the column appeared in the paper:

Wow. The self-anointed king of ripping tweets posted by others including conservative commentators and Republican politicians on his weekly show “Reliable Sources” is upset someone is using one of his own tweets against him. Bless his heart.

Oh, but it got even better. Stelter followed up shortly thereafter by noting that there was an error (gasp!) in the print version of Flowers’ column:

Keep in mind he wrote this in order to try (and fail) to discredit her entire piece, even though he routinely ignores it when others point out the frequent errors in CNN’s political “reporting” (including his), errors which have often discredited the entire “report” they gave.


And when someone had the nerve to do a simple Google search on Stelter to point out his hypocrisy? Well, he just wouldn’t have that:

Of course, Stelter frequently mocks other people’s tweets on his show, but here he is pretending otherwise. Umkay.

Flowers, to her credit, did not take Stelter’s criticism quietly:

Here are few other sweet dunks on Stelter in the comments to his post:

Red State’s Bonchie perhaps summed it up best in his response:

Gotta be. I mean, he couldn’t really be so utterly lacking in self-awareness, could he? 🤔

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