CNN Host Says It’s Time For Great “Reset” in Media

( Leave it to CNN to try to take the high road and scold the rest of the media landscape in the United States.

On Sunday, Brian Stelter, host of “Reliable Sources,” became an instant sounding board for the Biden administration when he literally just went down talking points the White House has been giving out. In his message, Stelter scolded media organizations for overhyping the risk vaccinated people had to catching COVID-19.

The White House has been doing extensive outreach to media organizations recently, both liberal and conservative outfits. Their goal is to try to change the narrative of the coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Biden administration wants to get the right information out there so people are safe and do everything they can to stop the spread of the virus, including getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Stelter apparently jumped on board wholly. In his opening monologue on Sunday night, he said:

“It is time for a reset. A reset in how COVID-19 is covered by the media.

“Given that there is so much confusion right now, it is, as so many public health experts keep saying, a pandemic of the unvaccinated. So, the news coverage needs to reflect that.

“For example, the word ‘cases’ doesn’t mean the same thing it did a year ago because a breakthrough cause when vaccinated, when you are infected and vaccinated, it is very, very different from a case when unvaccinated. The data is crystal clear that the vaccines are preventing hospitalizations and deaths.”

That’s a very odd thing to say. Basically, Stelter is saying that breakthrough cases shouldn’t count because they don’t result in serious consequences.

But, does that mean the U.S. should go back and strike out all the COVID-19 cases from the past that didn’t result in a hospitalization or death? Wouldn’t that eliminate literally millions of cases?

As of Tuesday morning, the U.S. had 35.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 with roughly 613,000 deaths.

The timing of Stelter’s monologue is a little suspicious, too. Just a few days before, Ben Wakana, the deputy director of strategic communications and engagement at the White House, criticized The New York Times and The Washington Post for reporting on the spread of COVID-19 among vaccinated people in the country.

The Post sent a tweet that focused on a CDC study showing a “massive” outbreak among vaccinated people in Massachusetts. Wakana reacted to that saying it was “completely irresponsible.”

He tweeted:

“3 days ago the CDC made clear that vaccinated individuals represent a VERY SMALL amount of transmission occurring around the country. Virtually all hospitalizations and deaths continue to be among the unvaccinated. Unreal to not put that in context.”

The Times also tweeted recently:

“Breaking News: The Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may be spread by vaccinated people as easily as the unvaccinated, an internal C.D.C. report said.”

Wakana didn’t take kindly to that one, either, tweeting in all caps:


Guess Wakana and the White House can only rely on CNN to be their puppets in the media now.