The Roasted Potato: Is Brian Stelter Getting Fired?

If CNN fires Brian “the Potato” Stelter, we’re gonna have to find a new joke. There won’t be “Tater” to mock anymore!

Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you prefer truth in media to easy jokes), news is dribbling out of the network that Mr. Potatohead’s final days at CNN are numbered, with much of that news leaking out on Twitter:

Fantastic news: Brian Stelter, who spent most of the last half decade trying to cost other people their jobs, has told several people that be thinks he’s going to lose his job at CNN. Where else could he go? Who on earth would ever put that guy on TV again?

SOURCE: In the new @CNN post-Discovery “the role of ‘Media Reporter’ is going to take a new direction that will require staff realignments”

Understand that the ‘Media Reporters’ at CNN. Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy were Zucker’s hit men and cleanup crew. It makes sense Discovery would like to start fresh. /More to come.

Also. The fact Discovery leaked the name of the new CNN head to an ex-CNN reporter and not current media reporters says all you need to know.

Stelter’s potential firing would make sense for two reasons. The first is that CNN’s new owner is reportedly planning on clearing house and returning CNN to being a news site and the second is that calls for the Potato to be baked have been echoing since Zucker resigned over his affair with a CNN staffer and people found out that Stelter new about the affair.

Discussing the second one first, the Gateway Pundit noted that:

Media critics are calling for Brian Stelter to be fired after failing to report the ‘open secret’ affair between top boss Jeff Zucker and staffer Allison Gollust.

‘The network needs to step up and fire Brian Stelter,’ a CNN insider tells ‘He is allegedly our top media reporter – yet he failed to report on the scoop that everyone in the office knew. And if he wants to say he didn’t know, he is truly terrible at his job.’

Fox reports much the same on the Stelter situation, noting that:

CNN “insider” is reportedly calling for the firing of the network’s left-wing media correspondent Brian Stelter for not exposing CNN president Jeff Zucker’s romantic relationship with another high-ranking colleague, something that’s been dubbed an “open secret” by critics. 

Stelter, who has emerged as CNN’s lackey whenever the network was swept up in controversy, has been all over CNN’s airwaves on Wednesday to report on the sudden resignation of his boss, who admitted he failed to disclose a consensual relationship he had with another CNN executive.

On the first point, news about that originally leaked in November of 2021. As I reported at the time:

That network, once a major player in the media market and the recipient of Trump’s most vociferous attacks, has seen its viewership drop to below 1 million viewers per show in October. In fact, with the exceptions of the 90-minute Biden town hall, which averaged 1.2 million viewers, and the post-town hall “Cuomo Prime Time” segment, which averaged 1.1 million viewers, not a single CNN show in October averaged even a million views, according to a Fox News report.

[…]Those significant hits to the network’s viewership mean that it needs to make major changes to its programming, which it now appears to be doing. According to ZeroHedge, those changes mean the program will have to make significant changes to both what content it airs and who it puts on air.

So, CNN is going to fire lots of people anyway and Stelter’s head is on the chopping block thanks to his silence on Zucker’s affair. Bye-Bye, Tater.

By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of Follow me on Parler and Gettr.

This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics

Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.

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