On Thursday, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter was canned after his show got dropped by the flailing cable news network.
Fox News reports:
“CNN will end its ‘Reliable Sources’ program on Sunday, August 21st. As a result Brian Stelter will leave the company. We appreciate his contributions to the network and wish him well as he embarks on new endeavors,” a CNN spokesperson told Fox News Digital.
Stelter said in a statement to NPR that he was grateful for his time at CNN and the show’s examination of the “media, truth and the stories that shape our world.” A former New York Times reporter, he joined CNN in 2013 and took over the Sunday media affairs show at that time.
Stelter’s exit comes as new CNN CEO Chris Licht has put an emphasis on “news,” as opposed to the liberal opinion programming that the network become known for under Jeff Zucker’s management, particularly during the Trump administration.
Stelter developed a reputation as a left-wing pundit who spent much of his airtime criticizing conservative media. He was recently called out in a report about an attempt to restore the organization’s nonpartisan approach as the “face of the network’s liberal shift” in the eyes of conservatives.
Fox further reported that CNN’s executive vice president Amy Entelis described Stelter as an “impeccable broadcaster” despite his clear anti-conservative bias and leftist opinions that have been mocked by conservatives and liberals alike.
Check out this montage of Stelter and CNN’s most cringe-worthy moments compiled by the Daily Wire:
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— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 18, 2022