Stetler is the insufferable New York Times media critic who is now the insufferable CNN media critic.
Michael Wolff of the Hollywood Reporter had a nice exchange with Stetler on Sunday.
The 31-year-old "Reliable Sources" host asked Wolff if his style or substance was wrong in attempting to "fact-check the president."
"I think it is, and I mean this with truly no disrespect, but I think you can border on being sort of quite a ridiculous figure. It is not a good look, to repeatedly and self-righteously defend your own self-interest. The media should not be the story every week.
"Every week in this religious sense, you make it the story," Wolff added. "We are not the story."Yep, Stetler has gone from media critic to Trump critic.
"Isn't there room for one hour a week on CNN for this?" Stelter asked.
"Listen, I love your show, but I wish every weekend you did not turn to the camera and lecture America about the virtues of the media and everyone trying to attack it. The media will be fine," Wolff replied.
"The media doesn't need defending?" Stelter followed.
"The media doesn't need defending by the media," Wolff responded. "The New York Times front page looks like it's 1938 in Germany every day."
And Trump critics are a drug on the market.
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