CNN’s Brian Stelter conflict with the author Michael Wolff about some specific statements he makes in his new book on Fox News on Election Night 2020.
Brief Summary: Wolff .’s New Book Mudslide claims 1) that Fox News’ Bill Hemmer called Trump adviser Jason Miller to notify him of the network’s impending Arizona call Joe Biden, and 2) Rupert Murdoch I myself turned on the light for the Arizona call.
Stelter – who wrote about Election Night in Fox for an updated version of his book Prank – stressed on Twitter that, “Simply no evidence that the Murdochs have anything to do with it, and a lot of evidence to the contrary.”
I dedicate a few chapters of https://t.co/oGOKIamS5l to Fox’s Arizona call. There is simply no evidence that the Murdochs have anything to do with it, and plenty of evidence to the contrary. pic.twitter.com/x0FXev8PDE
– Brian Stelter (@briantelter) July 9, 2021
Wolff turned, standing beside the story:
Remind you that I am Murdoch’s biographer with sourcing deep within his companies and family. The idea that Murdoch would have a hand in this is ridiculous – impossible! https://t.co/YpDd9er9dy
– Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) July 9, 2021
So Stelter talked to Wolff about Trusted Source Sunday about his report and asked him about Fox’s denials.
“You said Rupert Murdoch was involved in the election night decision to call the Bidens of Arizona,” Stelter said. “I have never heard anything like it. Fox denies that is true.”
Wolff interjected and said to Stelter, “The interesting thing is that week in, week out, all you do is question Fox, question its authenticity, question its honor, question it and so on. and so on, but suddenly now you think they can be honest with the error. . “
“I never questioned the decision desk,” Stelter replied, “the experts made the call.”
Wolff pointed to Miller claim it happened and accused told Stelter, “You want this to be true.”
“What do I want to come true?” Stelter asked.
Wolff replied: “You seem to want it to be true that Fox is questioning my reporting.
He defended his report by saying, “I’m Rupert Murdoch’s biographer.” Stelter commented “one of many,” and that really annoyed Wolff.
“No, not one of many. That is completely absurd! ‘ said Wolff.
“On Amazon, there are a lot of Rupert books,” Stelter commented.
Wolff emphasizes: “I am a singular biographer…who has been given a great deal of access to him.
You can watch the entire segment above, via CNN.
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