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Illinois Student Who Asked Stelter About Misinformation Speaks Out He Had ‘No Remorse’

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An Illinois college student who posed an in-depth question to CNN leftist media analyst Brian Stelter during a forum spoke to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson about the now-viral back-and-forth.

Christopher Phillips, a freshman at the University of Chicago, had asked the pundit about his seemingly lengthy criticism of Fox News ahead of time, adding that CNN had spread misinformation about ‘Mighty Ducks’ actor Nicholas Sandmann. and “Empire” Jussie Smollett, as well as the Trump-Russia investigation.

Stelter dismissed Phillips’ question, at one point citing a “right-wing narrative.”

Brian Steeler
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“The way I’ve always been is to seek the truth and ask questions to sift through the lies and find out what’s really going on,” said Phillips, a writer for one of the school’s student publications. .


He recounted how he came to the disinformation-themed forum and met several ‘legacy media workers’ who he says have spent their entire career spreading what they accuse other media outlets and politicians of spreading .

Illinois Student Who Asked Stelter About Misinformation Speaks Out He Had ‘No Remorse’

“Brian Stelter talks for 30 minutes about how Fox News is this huge purveyor of disinformation. They’re the enemy of the people. And then I come and say, wait a second. Go back. Because actually CNN — from where I saw, at least — is probably 10 times the disinformation purveyor you claim Fox News is,” Phillips recalled.

“And you know, he didn’t really have a good answer to that.”


Illinois Student Who Asked Stelter About Misinformation Speaks Out He Had ‘No Remorse’

Nicholas Sandmann and CNN.

When asked what he thought Stelter’s answer would be, Phillips remarked that he never thought the pundit would admit CNN was “corrupt,” but expected a lot of ground. agreement, as an admission that they had retracted some stories in the past that turned out to be wrong.

“But there were no apologies,” Phillips said. “There was no remorse. It’s just, you know, I don’t know what news network you’re talking about. It’s not mine when actually he said those things on CNN Everything is documented.”

During the forum, when Phillips finished his question, Stelter prefaced his fuller answer by nervously quipping, “It’s lunchtime.”

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