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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson had college freshman Christopher Phillips on his show last night to discuss a video that has gone viral where he destroyed Brian Stelter and CNN at a “Disinformation” conference.
Phillips, who is a freshman at the University of Chicago, told Carlson about how he and two of his colleagues from the Chicago Thinker attended the conference.
“We see right when we come in, a ton of people, a ton of legacy media employees whose entire careers have been spreading disinformation, those are the people who are telling us about avoiding disinformation,” Phillips explained as Carlson chuckled.
Phillips continued, “I hear Brian Stelter, and he talks for 30 minutes about how Fox News is this ‘huge purveyor of disinformation. They’re the enemy of the people.’”
“And then I come up and I say, Wait a second. Run that back. Because actually, CNN, from what I’ve seen, at least, is probably 10 times the purveyor of disinformation that you claim Fox News to be,” Phillips emphasized.
Later on in the interview, Phillips pointed out that while he didn’t expect Stelter to put him in charge of CNN but he was surprised he didn’t admit that he has made mistakes.
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As we previously reported, Phillips told Stelter at the conference, “You’ve all spoken extensively about Fox News being a purveyor of disinformation. But CNN is right up there with them.”
“They pushed the Russian collusion hoax, they pushed the Jussie Smollett hoax, they smeared Justice Kavanaugh as a rapist, and they also smeared Nick Sandmann as a white supremacist, and yes, they dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop affair as pure Russian disinformation,” Phillips explained.
Phillips then asked, “With mainstream corporate journalists becoming little more than apologists and cheerleaders for the regime, is it time to finally declare that the canon of journalistic ethics is dead or no longer operative?”
“Why do all of the mistakes of the mainstream media, and CNN in particular, seem to magically all go in one direction. Are we expected to believe that this is all just some sort of random coincidence or is there something else behind it?” Phillips wondered additionally.
Stelter initially tried to dismiss Phillips by suggesting it was “time for lunch,” but when told he had 30 seconds, he claimed that Phillips was “describing a different channel than the one that I watch.”
“I understand that is a popular right-wing narrative about CNN,” Stelter scoffed.
Stelter then tried to put a positive spin on things by pointing out how reporters assisted an injured Fox News reporter in Ukraine.
“When people don’t hear, they imagine it is a situation it’s not, but I think, your question, it speaks to the failure of journalism and how the profession operates. We have a lot of work to do, I think,” Stelter admitted.