WHAT A JOKE. CNN’s Brian Stelter to Host World News Day Conference About Why ‘Independent’ and ‘Fact-Based’ Journalism Matters
In today’s case of “I can’t believe this isn’t the Onion,” CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ propagandist Brian Stelter is going to be hosting Toronto’s World News Day Conference which is focused on why “independent fact-based journalism” matters.
It isn’t even a sick prank or belated April Fool’s Day joke.
Other guests on the absurd lineup include Julie Ioffe, Karen Tumulty, Philip Bump.
Introducing our host for #WorldNewsDay 2019, @brianstelter ! Chief media correspondent for @CNN Worldwide, and anchor of @ReliableSources . Tickets are available for purchase here: https://t.co/rQ9AB5tvOn #cndnmedia #journalism #toronto pic.twitter.com/0YEV0vSedt
— World News Day (@WND2019) April 16, 2019
The panel of guests, and the host, were instrumental in pushing the Russiagate conspiracy theory.
“In an age of misinformation, World News Day provides an opportunity to create public awareness about the value of fact-based journalism in our society. Help celebrate by sharing stories of how journalism has impacted you and your community,” the conference website reads.
A search through Stelter’s feed also reveals that he has declined to speak out in support of persecuted publisher Julian Assange — you know, the one guy who has never had to issue a correction or retraction for his publications.
The lineup was thoroughly mocked on social media.
I didn't realize this was a comedy thing, thanks for letting us know.
— AR-15 (Assault Rabbit) Russian BunnyBot (@evil_bun_bun) April 20, 2019
— Gregg (@ECTSpoiler41) April 17, 2019
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