‘You didn’t f*cking challenge him on ANY of it’: Seth Mandel UNLOADS on Brian Stelter in back-and-forth over de Blasio interview

In all of our years on Twitter, we have never once seen the New York Post’s Seth Mandel lose his temper. That streak ended tonight, however, in this brutal back-and-forth where Mandel called out CNN’s Brian Stelter over his interview this morning with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

First up, here’s Mandel rightly accusing CNN if being one of the reasons why Trump won but then allowing de Blasio to say that it was really only because of Fox News:

So CNN elects Donald Trump, then brings Bill de Blasio on to claim Fox elected Donald Trump. Seems legit.

The war on the press is coming from inside the house.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 12, 2018

Cannot describe just how much respect I’ve lost for those at CNN over this.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 12, 2018

Mandel then accused Stelter of playing up his fear about journo security to prop up their own ratings:

CNN’s pushback on Trump has had *nothing* to do with press safety & freedom. Turns out it was all about their campaign to try to catch their rival network in the ratings, for which they…elevated Trump in the first place.

But for Wales?

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 12, 2018

Stelter replied and linked to a video of his interview, saying “you must have missed the part where I brought up security and safety”:

You must have missed the part where I brought up security and safety. Here’s the full interview. https://t.co/X0soNZYyHt

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 13, 2018

Now here comes the boom:

Stelter than tweeted that he found Mandel’s rage “shocking and unbecoming”:

Your rage is shocking and unbecoming of you. I can see that you don’t want to have a real conversation. Have a good night, hope you have a better tomorrow.

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 13, 2018

More back-and-forth:

You gave him an unchallenged platform. All because you want to keep the heat on Fox—and the NY Post be damned. I hope it was worth it.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 13, 2018

I don’t know what interview you watched. I challenged him over and over again. Again, here it is: https://t.co/6DleOhNIAo BTW: I would never call anyone a “ridiculous soulless clown,” and I’m astonished that you did.

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 13, 2018

Please play the victim here Brian. Please. And the next time cops tell me I can’t go out my preferred exit today b/c it’s not safe, I’ll say “no don’t worry Stelter brought de Blasio on to mock your security concerns.” And he’ll surely say “don’t be mean to Brian on Twitter.”

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 13, 2018

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Related:

Remember when this was a threat to freedom? Reaction to Bill de Blasio’s comments is a bit different from Trump’s https://t.co/eYyEF1Z5sr

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 13, 2018

No big deal, just Bill de Blasio’s security detail physically removing a local reporter while the mayor watched and did NOTHING https://t.co/HqMDb9I839

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 13, 2018

‘Such a F*CKING HACK’! Could Brian Stelter’s white-knighting for Bill de Blasio be any more SHAMELESS? https://t.co/9FEzU0uXH0

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 7, 2018

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