CNN’s Brian Stelter Admits He Purposely Did Not Correct David Hogg’s Fake Claims About Guns (VIDEO)

CNN host Brian Stelter admitted Monday that he purposely did not correct David Hogg’s fake statements about guns during a February 25th interview with the gun-control activist. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVKDOBUR8wQ

Partial transcript via The Blaze:

“There were a few times I wanted to jump in and say, ‘Let’s correct that fact.’ And at one of the times I did and other times I did not. There’s always that balance, how many times you’re going to interrupt,” Stelter said.

Stelter explained that he only corrected Hogg when the student claimed that Dana Loesch is the CEO of the National Rifle Association. Stelter did not mention which falsehoods he let slide.

The CNN host, however, was quick to emphasize his empathy with the student-led movement.

“I think we have to recognize where David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez are coming from. There has been an increase in the lethality of mass shootings in recent years in this country,” Stelter said. “And so I can see where these students are coming from saying, ‘This is getting worse.’”

Then came Stelter’s suggestion that the media should put themselves in the shoes of Parkland school shooting survivors.

“I think we have to recognize where David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez are coming from. There has been an increase in the lethality of mass shootings in recent years in this country,” Stelter told Cupp.

“And so I can see where these students are coming from saying, ‘This is getting worse.’”

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