CNN’s Brian Stelter Deletes Tweet Falsely Claiming He Covered Michael Avenatti Drama

Ashley (Kimber)

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Avenatti used to be a liberal DAAARLING.

Now? Well… now they’re trying their very best to pretend they have NO idea who he is.

In fact… they seemingly refuse to cover the embattled attorney’s current woes – and then LIE about it.

According to Fox News:

CNN once helped make a star out of embattled attorney Michael Avenatti, but now the network’s in-house media guru Brian Stelter has been caught misinforming his followers on Thursday about his coverage of the in-the-news former porn lawyer, even deleting a tweet in the process.


Vanity Fair published a lengthy feature story on Tuesday about the “epic fall” of Avenatti. It’s the type of story that would typically find itself with prime real estate in CNN’s “Reliable Sources” media newsletter. But Stelter omitted the negative story about Avenatti altogether — and media watchdogs took notice.

Stelter responded with a snarky claim he covered the Vanity Fair story in his “Reliable Sources” newsletter on Tuesday. However, this was not true and Avenatti was not mentioned in the newsletter on either night.

Once Stelter was confronted about the erroneous claim, CNN’s senior media correspondent deleted the inaccurate tweet and chalked it up to getting “mixed up.”

CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Last year a Media Research Center study revealed that Avenatti appeared on CNN a whopping 74 times over a 10-week period. At the height of Avenatti’s fame, he spent his rare time away from CNN’s greenroom partying with the network’s anchors while regularly appearing on late-night shows, MSNBC and “The View.”