CNN’s Brian Stelter was mocked for claiming Trump’s Ohio rally was “barely newsworthy” while devoting time to covering it himself.
“Trump’s Saturday Night Rally Was Barely Newsworthy” the chyron reads during Stelter’s show.
“The major networks did not carry Trump’s Saturday night rally — even FOX News did not report it,” he said.
In Hannity-speak, reporters are "stalkers." Cities are "hell holes." His rhetoric is fundamentally authoritarian. pic.twitter.com/up6wEZR4e1
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 27, 2021
Tim Graham wrote “Wait, Trump’s rally was “barely newsworthy,” but it’s leading your show?”
Wait, Trump's rally was "barely newsworthy," but it's leading your show? pic.twitter.com/kD2HkxjlaO
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) June 27, 2021
One Twitter user replied “Barely newsworthy” is an upward reach for Stelter.”
Another wrote “They scramble to cover him so they can pretend they don’t care while secretly hoping he can give them a much-needed ratings bump.
What the rest of the media won’t show you: President Trump’s overflow tonight at his first post-presidential rally! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/ri1xmjGExX
— Liz Willis (@LizWillis_) June 27, 2021