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CNN’s Brian Lowry is not happy with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and his latest titled, “What ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘The Northman’ Mean for the Movies.”

Lowry tweeted:

“Once again suggesting film critics should promise not to write about politics if NYTimes oped columnists will promise not to do … whatever this is.”

Um, Ross Douthat is *also* a film critic for National Review and he has been for quite some time:

Google. How does it work?

Brian Stelter then added to the “face-plant” by this bit from Lowry in his daily newsletter:

What an amazing self-own here:

Both Brians should be ashamed right now:

And why shouldn’t a film critic write about politics?

That neither Brian knows this is a problem:

So, does Brian Stelter’s newsletter do corrections?

And, finally, “it’s the sheer stupidity that sticks out”:

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