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CNN To Give Viewers A Lot More Brian Stelter — A Lot More

CNN says the country needs more Brian Stelter.

CNN will expand Stelter’s weekly Sunday program Reliable Sources to CNN+, the network’s forthcoming streaming service.

Reliable Sources Daily is the ultimate expansion,” Stelter wrote on Thursday.

Reliable Sources Daily will air on CNN+ Monday through Friday.

“I’m getting ready to bring you news about the media in this new way, while continuing to see you on Sunday’s show and throughout the week here in this letter,” Stelter adds.

Stelter is a goofy creature. Most guys — except Oliver Darcy — grow up wanting to be anything but what Brian Stelter has become. Yet I can’t knock CNN for expanding him to CNN+.

The media beat is of growing interest. Viewers are more interested in coverage of Tucker Carlson and Joe Rogan than they are of most politicians.

Furthermore, Stelter’s targets will promote his show by responding to his criticisms. See, people on television are more thin-skinned than those in DC. And if you talk or write about them, they respond. If you dare criticize them, they get emotional.

Media people always pay attention to what others say about them. So while Stelter’s show will be hypocritical and cringy, I expect it to get more of a reaction than Anderson Cooper’s upcoming CNN+ program on parenthood.

Stelter also fits with many others in the CNN+ lineup, including Jemele Hill, Cari Champion and Rex Chapman. Now, that’s a quartet. 

In the end, Stelter will be a busy boy. Between CNN+, his Sunday show, a daily newsletter, a podcast and segments on Don Lemon’s show, CNN will give few faces more air time than this one:

(Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) (David Becker/Getty Images)

So if you catch Stelter lying on CNN+, just know that he is busy and mistakes happen. He would never lie on purpose.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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  1. At least now Gutfeld will be happy that Stelter is not only keeping his job at CNN, he’s being given additional air time, so Greg can continue to make Stelter the butt of his jokes, as he even admitted that if Stelter was canned, there goes a huge chunk of his material.

    I wonder if it ever occurs to Brian Stelter that the only time he actually has a large audience is when snippets of his show get run on a Fox News program as gist for their own debating of the issue being discussed?

  2. The hired Rex Chapman, are you kidding me, the guy is a complete loser who is now known for being a shit poster and online troll. Just when you thought cnn couldn’t fall any lower they hire Jemele Hill and Rex Chapman. 😂😂😂 That is to funny. I’m sure cnn+ is going to be a huge success.😉😉

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