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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The Biden camp's in-person events are almost 100% for the cameras — they are made-for-TV moments, for cable and the nightly news and YouTube, a "show" of campaigning — while Trump's rallies are for the cameras AND for the crowd AND for Trump himself.

The author of this letter to the editor nails it: "It is a tale of two worlds. In one, Americans are afraid, and preparing for a long, dark winter." In the other world, there are "huge campaign rallies" and "rounding the corner" claims...

"Ultimately, our goal — our usefulness — is to help our customers make better-informed decisions, not to try to sway them to vote one way or another or to see the world from one political perspective or another." @stephenjadler 

I assumed everyone who follows me knows that :)

"One week from Election Day, early voters so far are younger, more racially diverse and more likely to be Democrats than they were ahead of the 2016 election in many of the key states that could decide the next president."

The show "will feature hourlong, single-subject episodes" and will run for multiple seasons. It "puts Stewart back in the anchor's chair as he explores a host of topics at the center of both the national conversation and his own advocacy work..."

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At this hour next week, the vote-counting will be underway. Will we know the next prez yet? ()

Headlines from swing states + much more in this morning's media digest:


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."

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:

It happened! tried to avoid 's follow-up questions by calling on The Hill's . But Fabian deferred to Jackson, so she could follow up. So many viewers have wanted to see this happen... unity... and today it did.

Over at @TheOnion , they just publish this story over and over

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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 statement responding to the president: "We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his."

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