UPDATED 8:22 AM PT – Friday, April 16, 2021
CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter ignored an attack by rioters on reporters from his own network.
While the self-proclaimed media expert has claimed in the past to always report on attacks against the press, his Wednesday “Reliable Sources” newsletter made no mention of the incident.
This lack of response came despite a CNN camera crew being harassed and chased off by protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, which gained widespread attention elsewhere.
Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor has pointed out the omission seems political, adding Stelter was always happy to report on similar incidents during the Trump administration.
Protesters throw a water bottle at a CNN crew member and hit him square on the head. They mock him when he falls down. pic.twitter.com/cBfRN9DJOj
— Nic Rowan (@NicXTempore) April 15, 2021
Gainor went on to assert CNN buries Black Lives Matter violence even when their own employees are the targets.