As Twitchy has reported, CNN’s Brian Stelter has been instrumental in keeping the narrative about President Trump’s mental fitness alive this week, but we can’t help but question his memory after the GOP sent out this tweet about author Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury”:

The reviews are in…

— GOP (@GOP) January 5, 2018

Stelter noticed the GOP had quoted him cautioning people on Wolff’s credibility and initially thought he’d been misquoted. Oops! Time to delete.

I stand corrected: I thought this RNC ad misquoted me, but the quote came from a @CNNI TV hit. So I've deleted my previous tweet about this. Big picture point: Wolff's errors are sloppy, but many Trump experts say the book "rings true" overall. My advice: Read it — skeptically

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 6, 2018

Thanks for that “big picture” point: many Trump experts say the book “rings true” overall — but read it with skepticism. Even Jake Tapper wasn’t having that.

Having many errors but “ringing true” is not a journalistic standard.

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 6, 2018

Stelter just got the stunner: he made #FakeNews about HIMSELF that was "fact checked" by CNN!

— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) January 6, 2018

That’s not stopping Stelter from devoting his own Sunday show, “Reliable Sources,” to the book.

Suffice to say, tomorrow morning's @ReliableSources is about 1 big story. A deep dive into Wolff's methods, his accuracy, and the fallout for the presidency AND the press. Guests: @CarlBernstein, @Karoun, @MCottle, @Indira_L, and @BrianKarem

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 6, 2018

But back to the GOP’s tweet: the host of “Reliable Sources” didn’t even recognize his own quote?

Fake but accurate, then.

— Mark Youngkin (@mayoungkin) January 6, 2018

"Rings true" is code for "sounds like what we want to hear". Either it is true, or it is not. If it's not, the book belongs in the fiction section. Wolff will get rich from writing slanderous stories that people want to believe.

— Brad Crockett (@pizzapimp812) January 6, 2018

Glad you corrected this @brianstelter — However, despite admitting Wolff is "sloppy" and you go on to claim (anonymous) "Trump experts" say the book "rings true." This is not journalism.

— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) January 6, 2018

What is a ‘Trump expert’?

— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) January 6, 2018

#RIPJournalism Errors abound, but rings true????? #CNN

— Alan Poirier (@alan_poirier) January 6, 2018

"Fake but accurate.""Truthy"


— Notorious Augusto P (@GenAugustoP) January 6, 2018

Shorter Stelter: “I admit that I am fake news. Now let me tell you about some other fake news.”

— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) January 6, 2018

This guy hosts a show called “Reliable Sources.”

— Justin Homburg (@JustinHomburg) January 6, 2018






— Timothy Connolly CFA (@SconsetCapital) January 6, 2018

Liberal Logic:1) CNN personality complains (falsely) about being misquoted.2) Same personality then recommends reading a book filled with false quotes.

— John/TheCitySquare (@johncitysq) January 6, 2018

Or, don’t read it. Don’t read Trump’s tweets. Watch football.

— David Clinch (@DavidClinchNews) January 6, 2018

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