CNN anchor Brian Stelter claimed Wednesday that anchors on his network veered into “opinion” territory in order to expose liars.
Stelter made a brief appearance on ABC’s “The View” to discuss media and and its impact on the political climate in the United States. (RELATED: CNN Guest Says There’s No Network On The Left Dedicated To Tearing Down Trump)
Host Sara Haines referenced Stelter’s recent book, “Hoax,” and asked what he thought about the media’s role in the divisiveness that has become a part of American political culture.
“You write about the struggle between the journalism side of Fox News and the opinion side,” Haines said, noting that many networks seemed to have similar problems drawing a hard line between what was news and what was opinion. “Do you think that contributes to the misinformation and extreme divisiveness we’re seeing in politics today?”
Stelter said that he did think that was an issue, adding that he routinely spoke with his staff on “Reliable Sources” to make sure that he did not become “part of that problem.”
He then went on to argue that when he did present his opinion, it was his way of