CNN reporter Brian Stelter, who publishes a newsletter entitled "Reliable Sources," claims that "responsible television networks" should not broadcast President Trump's visit to the border wall.
The president will visit Alamo, Texas today to review the progress of the wall on the US southern border.
In the last edition of his newsletter, Stelter dismissed Trump's performance as a "stunt" and tried to shame other networks for not broadcasting the event for fear that the president might make controversial comments.
"There is a big concern about what he will say and how he will say it," the CNN reporter said. "Let me repeat what I said on CNN Monday morning: Responsible TV networks will not broadcast Trump live and in full. Not after he instigated him last week. "
He then claimed that his network and other left-wing outlets were more responsible for broadcasting the event than, say, Fox News.
“But I think we'll see a replay of last Wednesday's rally coverage, which means Fox and other pro-Trump networks will broadcast Trump live while other outlets exercise editorial judgment and record what he says, and then decide whether one of them is newsworthy, ”suggested Stelter.
Regarding Trump's trip to Alamo, Texas today: Responsible TV networks won't fully broadcast Trump live https://t.co/EskHcKkWP1 pic.twitter.com/LRMdLeldRX
– Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 12, 2021
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CNN's Brian Stelter wants to censor Trump's visit to the border wall
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It's bad enough that big tech companies are doing everything in their power to suppress news and statements from the president, but now CNN, a supposedly mainstream outlet, is bringing its liberal counterparts together to join in.
Think about what he is essentially saying in this message.
We, the referees of the truth at CNN, will first watch President Trump's visit to the border wall and only then will we decide whether you as a viewer have the right to know what happened.
Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of The Intercept, suggested Stelter for a very similar interpretation.
"Defender of Silicon Valley: It's no big deal to censor Trump from all monopoly platforms. He still has a press room, ”Greenwald mocked.
He added, "The press: we should censor what Trump says and only broadcast and report the parts that the public should hear and hide the rest."
Silicon Valley Defender: Censor Trump from all monopoly platforms is no big deal. He still has a press room.
The press: we should censor what Trump is saying and only broadcast and report the parts the public should hear and hide the rest: https: //t.co/s2HnySsgDv
– Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 12, 2021
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Greenwald also highlighted a New York Times columnist who, in his opinion, is perfectly satisfied with big tech censorship "as long as they use that power to censor their opponents, not their allies."
"That's the authoritarian mindset in its purest expression, right there," he added. "As long as the monopoly power of Silicon Valley is used to silence those who think differently from me, I support them."
Greenwald points out that there hasn't been a single opposition vote against the shutdown of Trump and his supporters, as a lot of the media actually encourages the big tech monopolies.
Check out what this liberal NYT columnist is saying.
She says she is "concerned" about how "dangerous" it is to have "a handful of weak young tech titans responsible for who has a megaphone," but as long as they use that power to target their opponents censor, not her allies, she's happy: https://t.co/bh7XDUmVL5
– Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 12, 2021
Going back to Stelter, the reality here is that he doesn't want CNN to cover a story that President Trump might put in a positive light, like a visit to the border wall.
Do you think for a moment that CNN wouldn't be "live and fully" covering the event if Trump spoke about the ongoing impeachment efforts or issued a resignation letter?
Instead, he is there to celebrate an American achievement, as one White House official put it: "The completion of more than 400 miles of the border wall – a promise made, promise kept."
They really don't want you to hear about it. And it could work now with the president unable to share videos of his speech or accomplishments on social media.
What kind of country do we live in where the President of the United States is the one who cannot speak directly to the American people right now?