Oh man, this is great. Brian Stelter sure has been busy collecting Ls lately. Dude's on a roll!
It's Monday, so you're probably at work, and I'm a nice guy so I'll quote this beauty. (For context they were originally talking about Fox News calling Arizona for Biden very early on election night, and how Rupert Murdoch might have had a hand in it):
"I think the media has done a terrible job on this. I think you yourself, you know, while you're a nice guy, you're full of sanctimony. You become one of the parts of the problem of the media. You know, you come on here and you have a monopoly on truth, you know exactly how things are supposed to be done. You know, you are why, one of the reasons, people can't stand the media. Sorry! [Stelter cracking up] It's your fault!"
Stelter then asks: "What should I do differently, Michael?"
"Don't talk so much. Listen more. You know, people have genuine problems with the media. The media doesn't get the story right. The media exists in its own bubble [Stelter agrees]...Also, you're incredibly repetitive. It's week after week, you're the flipside of Donald Trump. You know, ‘fake news,' and you say ‘virtuous news.' There's a problem here."
And the final blow:
"Figuring out what is real is not so easy, and most people don't want to turn to Brian Stelter to tell us what's real, I'm sorry."
It's amazing how Stelter just laughs through this. You can tell he's ultra embarrassed and just doesn't have anything to say in rebuttal.
To conclude the interview, Stelter asks Wolff "well then why'd you bother coming on CNN a few times this week?"
And the most beautiful answer available came to Michael Wolff's mind:
"You know, I'm a book salesman."
That was A+ quality entertainment right there.