Well isn’t this special?
MSNBC host Katy Tur believes it’s up to her to decide who is a journalist and who isn’t, saying The Daily Caller and Fox News “aren’t journalists” because of their reporting on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
MSNBC correspondent Ken Dilanian then said “there’s a whole amen chorus out there that is arguing with Donald Trump and that’s what’s fueling this. It isn’t just Trump and his tweets, it’s Fox News, it’s the Daily Caller website. There’s a whole cadre of journalists who are essentially making this argument –“
“Don’t use that term. They’re not journalists if they’re doing that,” Tur said.
“That’s a great point, because the facts as you’ve just laid out very compellingly, don’t comport with this at all,” Dilanian responded.
That’s some cute “journalism” arrogance there coming from somebody whose network not even three months ago had to reel back in a “bombshell” that blew up in their own faces:
— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney) May 4, 2018
Correction: Earlier today NBC News, and this reporter, said that Michael Cohen's phone lines were wiretapped. 3 Senior U.S. Officials now dispute that, saying the monitoring was limited to a log of calls (pen register) not a wiretap of Cohen's lines. We will continue to report.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) May 3, 2018
And don’t forget that Brian Williams remains one of Tur’s NBC colleagues:
On NBC anchor Brian Williams, who reported "facts" that never took place in Iraq. Was suspended but is back on telly https://t.co/nvzzOq2jyL
— Daniel Gallas (@danielgallas) June 18, 2015
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 11, 2015
I wonder if NBC/MSNBC’s reporters ever huddle up with Williams — aka Commander McBragg — and laugh mockingly at the unserious “journalists” at other outlets.