CNN is canceling “Reliable Sources” and its host Brian Stelter is leaving the network.
“It was a rare privilege to lead a weekly show focused on the press at a time when it has never been more consequential,” Stelter, who was also CNN’s chief media correspondent, told NPR.
BREAKING: CNN has officially cancelled Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter.— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 18, 2022
The tater has been tossed.https://t.co/8E8aGZBgHF
“Stelter came to CNN from the New York Times as the nation’s top media reporter. He departs CNN an impeccable broadcaster,” Amy Entelis, CNN’s executive vice president for talent and content development, said. “We are proud of what Brian and his team accomplished over the years, and we’re confident their impact and influence will long outlive the show.”
National radio host Todd Starnes weighed in on Stelter’s exit.
“The dwarf king has been dethroned, but the people rejoice — although the average American has no idea who Brian Stelter is,” Starnes said. “The tater has been tossed.”
Farewell, Tater.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) August 18, 2022
“The problem was really the branding of Stelter’s program. They called it ‘Reliable Sources,’ when, in fact, the sources were completely unreliable,” he added.
Starnes said CNN hired Stelter to go after Fox News and conservatives.
Tater tossed! https://t.co/xVmYgob9Wu— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) August 18, 2022
No word on where Stelter is headed next.
“Perhaps a guest role on ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series,” Starnes said.
Fox’s Greg Gutfeld tweeted, “Yo @brianstelter – my show is hiring.”
This montage never ceases to be relevantpic.twitter.com/lT5uLgMmPe— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 18, 2022