Author Michael Wolff, known for his scathing books about former President Donald Trump, turned the tables on CNN’s Brian Stelter over the weekend during an appearance promoting the book “Landslide,” slamming Stelter as “full of sanctimony,” “repetitive,” and “one of the reasons why people can’t stand the media.”
Speaking about the media’s coverage of Donlad Trump, Wolff told Stelter, “I think the media has done a terrible job on this. I think you yourself, you know, you’re a nice guy, you’re full of sanctimony. You become one of the the parts of the problem, you know, of the media. You know, you come on here and you have a monopoly on the truth, you know exactly how things are supposed to be done, you are one of the reasons, you know, why people can’t stand the media. Sorry.”
Stelter then burst into an awkward fit of nervous laughter, apparently unable to cope with the information just provided to him by Wolff. “You’re crackin me up,” he said, to which Wolff replied, “It’s your fault.”
LMAO Brian Stelter getting called out by his own guest. pic.twitter.com/slFO3zNQfy
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When asked by Stelter what the CNN host should do differently, Wolff stated, “You know, don’t talk so much, listen more. You know, people have genuine problems with the media. The media doesn’t get the story right. The media exists in its own bubble. You gotta stop – you know, that last segment I just had to listen to of all the people saying the same old stuff, also you’re incredibly repetitive. I mean, it’s week after week, you are the flip side of Donald Trump. You know, fake news and you say ‘virtuous news.'”
Stelter then resumed the cringeworthy fake laughter and told Wolff, “We’re figuring out what is real,” to which Wolff responded, “Well, figuring out what is real is not so easy, and most people don’t want to turn to Brian Stelter to tell us what’s real, I’m sorry.” Stelter then demanded to know why Wolff appeared on CNN if he detested the company so much.
Wolf replied, “You know, I’m a book salesman.”