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“CNN’s Brian Stelter made the argument that censorship is not the same thing as taking action to reduce the spread of disinformation through public discourse.
Stelter led his Sunday monologue for Reliable Sources by ridiculing conservatives and Fox News pundits who’ve been pushing “dishonest cries of censorship” in recent weeks. After ripping Tucker Carlson and saying it’s “patently false” that CNN is “trying to force Fox News off the air,” Stelter called it “predictable as the sunrise — Democrats win elections and then Republicans say they are being silenced.”
There has been a big media debate about censorship and “cancel culture” recently, following coverage from CNN, the Washington Post, and others critical of outlets like Fox News following the storming of the Capitol. Over the weekend the Wall Street Journal editorial board denounced media outlets “devoted to shutting down the commercial lifeline of other media.””
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