CNN’s Brian Stelter has been mercilessly ridiculed after calling out Fox News personalities for failing to post “vaccine selfies” on social media.
The video: Speaking Sunday morning on his media criticism show, “Reliable Sources,” Stelter said it’s “really important” and “really important” that other TV personalities are sharing images of themselves getting the shot.
“I say all of that to make the following point,” continued Stelter, whose idea of media criticism often amounts to bashing Fox News.
- “Where are Tucker [Carlson] and Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham? Where’s Ainsely Earhardt and Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade? Where are the biggest stars on Fox getting vaccinated?”
Stelter’s guest, Matthew Gertz of left-wing media watchdog Media Matters for America, eagerly agreed.
The reaction: The segment — and particularly one chyron that appeared during it — quickly went viral on conservative Twitter.
“Brian Stelter is by far the dumbest person on TV,” declared social media guru Caleb Hull.
Hannity joined the mockery of Stelter, a favorite punching bag on the right.
Fellow Fox News host Greg Gutfield, who has a new comedy show on the network, weighed in with a one-liner.
The U.S. reported 4.6 million vaccine doses administered on Saturday, a single-day record, and another 3.6 million shots on Sunday.