As Twitchy told you yesterday, CNN’s Brian Stelter caused some “apple or banana” confusion after using a quote from Gayle King saying Oprah Winfrey is NOT considering running for president as confirmation that Oprah’s considering running for president.
One thing’s for sure: Stelter is about as intrigued by the idea of Winfrey running for president as anybody can possibly get:
Seems like members of the media want Oprah to run for president more than members of the public.
Would probably be a ratings boom, just like they had during the 2016 campaign.https://t.co/btOETy4jcA
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January 10, 2018
The Free Beacon put it this way:
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) January 10, 2018
Stelter thought that could have been more accurately headlined:
An accurate headline would say “CNN Is Reporting On The Possibility Of Oprah 2020” https://t.co/QbGSxq2w65
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 10, 2018
He said she was “downright presidential,” she has “tremendous star power” and a “deep well of charisma.” She’s a “worldwide icon.” But nah, that’s just “reporting on the possibility.” https://t.co/agM7ujxiEu
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) January 10, 2018
Brian: “Oprah considering WH run” -cites article
Article: “Oprah has never considered it”
Brian: “WHY DO YOU KEEP SAYING I’M PUSHING THIS WHEN I HAVEN’T MENTIONED IT ON AIR FOR A WHOLE DAY” https://t.co/MQfg9jphQW
— Ordy Packard – Enormously Consensual Barn (@TheOpulentAmish) January 10, 2018
Stelter doesn’t appreciated getting CNN’d. https://t.co/IqX9W8gG23
— Dani The Still Sad Girl (@NewYearsDani) January 10, 2018
How about “CNN is fixating on the possibility of Oprah 2020” https://t.co/ckTHyhfF97
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) January 10, 2018
Ha! That could work too.
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