CNN’s top media correspondent Brian Stelter faced a growing chorus of critics calling for his resignation Thursday, with many claiming the anchor either failed to report on Jeff Zucker’s ‘relationship’ with a staffer or was wildly unaware.
“CNN is facing calls to fire its chief media correspondent, Brian Stelter, for not exposing the ongoing romantic relationship between Jeff Zucker and senior executive Allison Gollust,” reports the NY Post.
“The network needs to step up and fire Brian Stelter,” an unidentified source told the Daily Mail. “He is allegedly our top media reporter — yet he failed to report on the scoop that everyone in the office knew. And if he wants to say he didn’t know, he is truly terrible at his job.”
After Zucker’s announcement, Stelter went on to blame former host Chris Cuomo for the incident.
“Cuomo was fired in December. He’s not going out quietly. He was fired, there were reports that he wasn’t getting millions of dollars that were on the remainder of his contract. A source said to me that he’s trying to burn the place down. He was going to the court, claiming he has incriminating information on Zucker,” said Stelter.
Watch Stelter’s comments above.