One of the biggest media stories of the week emerged from Wednesday’s installment of “The Joe Rogan Experience” when the host grilled Gupta on CNN’s characterization of his use of ivermectin during his recovery from COVID, repeatedly calling it “horse dewormer.”
After initially suggesting he was unaware of what his CNN colleagues said about Rogan, Gupta admitted they should not have made such claims.
The viral exchange has since gathered over 6 million views on Twitter.
Many of Stelter’s colleagues praised Gupta for entering the “lion’s den,” with one CNN anchor even calling him a “prince.” Don Lemon offered a blunt on-air denial to Rogan’s claim that CNN “lied” about his ivermectin use and doubled down on the “horse dewormer” narrative.
However, CNN’s own media expert had nothing to say on the subject on Sunday’s installment of “Reliable Sources,” which frequently ignores negative storylines for liberal outlets.
Last month, Stelter ignored the latest scandal plaguing CNN star Chris Cuomo, this time a sexual harassment allegation made by veteran TV producer Shelley Ross when the two of them worked at ABC News.
Stelter also tends to shield his allies at his direct liberal competitor MSNBC, avoiding “ReidOut” host Joy Reid’s publicized spat with rapper superstar Nicki Minaj over her vaccine hesitancy, though he did address Minaj’s viral tweets.