CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday pushed a wild conspiracy theory suggesting that Fox News had manufactured a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border that President Donald Trump reacted to because he is “addicted” to Fox News — all while failing to provide any evidence to back up his claims.
During the most recent episode of “Reliable Sources,” the documented conspiracy theorist tried to explain how Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” was misleading the president about what was going on at the border, but failed to explain what was wrong the Fox reporting.
“President Trump receives faulty information, then he makes impulsive decisions, and his staff has to scramble,” Stelter began, NewsBusters reported. “Ask yourself, why is there so much talk about the U.S.-Mexico border all of a sudden? Why are National Guard troops suddenly being deployed? Well, the answer involves President Trump’s favorite channel.”
Stelter’s wild goose chase, which lasted more than three minutes, proceeded to try to convince viewers that “the line where Fox News ends and where Trump begins is getting blurrier by the day,” a statement he made on the show and tweeted out afterward.
“That is how we end up with the National Guard deployed to the border in what I would argue is a PR stunt,” Stelter concluded, after taking viewers through another one of his conspiracy theories. “Trump wants a PR victory. He wants to give his Fox friends something to celebrate. And as a result, we’re all talking about the border. A manufactured crisis.”