CNN’s Brian Stelter effectively did is play a role as a gatekeeper. He decided during the segment that a possibly significant and interesting aspect to Liz Wahl’s resignation—her link to a senior fellow at a neoconservative foreign policy think tank—was unimportant to understanding the story of Wahl. He disregarded the work of journalists, who chose to cover something no one in US media had thought to ask questions about before having Wahl on their programs.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday March 24, 2014 7:55 am|
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday October 6, 2010 4:40 pm|
Those who observe American media, and observe what passes for Legacy Media’s “criticism” of our American media, have long been irritated by the Washington Post’s declaration that Howard Kurtz’s disclosure of his CNN role (host of “Reliable Sources” and media critic) satisfies WaPo readers that he has no conflict between his CNN role and his WaPo role, even when writing about CNN. Moved up the Versailles foodchain to Washington Bureau Chief (of the Daily Beast, but still….) Howie will retain his CNN Sunday hosting role.