CNN media critic Brian Stelter pounced on Fox News for supposedly ignoring a big breaking story that was damaging to President Donald Trump — and received brutal blowback on social media over it.
"Fox and MSNBC leading the 1pm hour with NH primary hype," tweeted Stelter.
Fox and MSNBC leading the 1pm hour with NH primary hype. CNN leading with breaking news: "DOJ STUNS WITH EXTRAORDIN… https://t.co/03CDwkMJnu— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1581444224.0
"CNN leading with breaking news: 'DOJ STUNS WITH EXTRAORDINARY REVERSAL ON STONE SENTENCING,'" he added.
Stelter was accusing Fox News of ignoring the story that the Department of Justice had acted against its own prosecutors in seeking a lower punishment for Roger Stone, the convicted former associate of the president.
Unfortunately for Stelter's quixotic mission to expose the pro-Trump bias at Fox News, it turned out that Fox was the network that first reported that very story.
Critics of the "Reliable Sources" host quickly pounced back with ridicule and mockery.
"Fox News broke the friggin story," replied Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller.
"Fox News broke that story, you incompetent buffoon," responded Sean Davis of the Federalist.
The story had been first reported by Jake Gibson and David Spunt, both of Fox News.