Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter

CNN's host of @ReliableSources and senior media correspondent. Formerly @nytimes, @tvnewser and Top of the Morning. Email:

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"Get vaccinated or get out. That is the message from corporate America this morning," @brikeilarcnn  says. "Many companies are not just recommending that employees get the covid vaccine, they're mandating it for those who are returning to the office..."

Some folks on this site are overstating what the CDC intends to say today. Here is CNN's reporting: "People in areas with high or substantial Covid-19 transmission should resume wearing masks, the CDC is expected to say." Places with higher vax % tend to have lower transmission.

Very much. On tv too. And Shapiro's book comes out today.

As @TonyReali  said on ESPN: "What you're seeing is a younger generation setting boundaries around what mental health is and what they owe an audience"

There's a "new political block" forming in the USA, a new force that politicians will have to reckon with: "The vaccinated," @ChrisCuomo  says on his radio show. "The vaccinated are going to be a bold block in this next set of midterms"

CNN's ratings more than doubled during the hearing, which makes sense because it was a major news event.


This is President Trump on tape, on February 7, saying that the coronavirus is "more deadly than your – you know, your, even your strenuous flus." But he minimized the threat in public. On February 26, he told the public "I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away."

Fox's Jennifer Griffin: "My sources are not anonymous to me and I doubt they are anonymous [to] the president."

This just in: @simonschuster  "has decided to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s forthcoming book, THE TYRANNY OF BIG TECH."

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Angela Merkel yesterday: "As we are experiencing first-hand, you cannot fight the pandemic with lies and disinformation any more than you can fight it with hatred or incitement to hatred... The limits of populism and denial of basic truth are being laid bare." (via @dw_europe )

CNN producer Carolyn Sung was wrongfully arrested by Minnesota state troopers on Tuesday night. This letter from a group of media outlets describes how she was mistreated and held for more than two hours

Breaking: @JoeBiden 's town hall on ABC averaged 13.9 million viewers. @realDonaldTrump 's town hall across NBC, MSNBC and CNBC had a combined 13.0 million viewers. Biden won the head-to-head ratings race. Here's my full story:

Things I never thought I'd see, volume 1,303: Protests outside of the Postmaster General's home this morning

"Just keep repeating the facts. Stop giving equal times to lies." @Kasparov63  argues that an "outdated sense of fairness is killing our democracy."