A University of Chicago student who called out CNN analyst Brian Stelter on disinformation in viral back-and-forth during a forum is speaking out about the now-viral back-and-forth.
Christopher Phillips told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson about how he had asked the left-wing pundit about his ongoing criticisms of Fox News.
The freshman added that he called out CNN for spreading disinformation about the Trump-Russia probe, Nicholas Sandmann, and ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett.
At one point, Stelter brushed off the college student’s question while referencing a ‘right-wing narrative.’
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Christopher Phillips, pictured, the University of Chicago who called out CNN analyst Brian Stelter on disinformation during a recent forum on the topic
Meanwhile, Stelter, pictured, dismissed the college student’s question while citing a ‘right-wing narrative’ at one point
Phillips told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, left, that CNN has spread disinformation itself about the Trump-Russia probe, Nicholas Sandmann, and ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett
‘The way I’ve always been is to search for truth and ask questions to sift through the lies and find out what’s really going on,’ said Phillips, a writer for one of the school’s student publications.
Phillip’s noted how he had encountered several ‘legacy media employees’ at the disinformation-themed forum, who had said they spent their careers accusing other news outlets and politicians of spreading the same disinformation they too are often guilty of.
‘Brian Stelter talks for 30 minutes about how Fox News is this huge purveyor of disinformation. They’re the enemy of the people,’ Phillip’s told Tucker Carlson.
Pictured: Stelter at the disinformation forum, where he was confronted by University of Chicago student Christopher Phillips
Phillips, center, told Carlson, left, that Stelter was a ‘huge purveyor of disinformation’
‘And then I come up and I say, Wait a second. Run that back.’
‘Because actually CNN – from what I’ve seen, at least — is probably 10 times the purveyor of disinformation that you claim Fox News to be,’ he added.
‘And you know, he didn’t really have a great answer for it.’
Phillips told Fox News that he didn’t believe Stelter would admit CNN is ‘corrupt,’ however he did expect some form of compromise from the pundit, like an acknowledgement of retractions the network has made for some stories that had proven be false.
‘But there was no apology,’ Phillips said.
‘There was no remorse whatsoever. It’s just, you know, I don’t know what news network you’re talking about. That’s not mine when in reality, he said these things on CNN. It’s all documented.’