Journalist Zaid Jilani reacts to CNN anchor Brian Stelter’s comments on Fox News and censorship


Journalist Zaid Jilani responded to a call from Brian Stelter for news networks to consider not airing people who spread misinformation, arguing on Hill.TV’s “Rising” that the CNN anchor is calling for censorship of his political enemies.

Speaking with hosts Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball, Jilani argued that Stelter’s view was “what you’d find on fringe corners of the internet,” and said that his call to keep misinformation off the air is aimed at Stelter’s “political opponents.”

“I think that Stelter has constructed a very narrow definition [of free speech], primarily for the purpose of censoring his political opponents,” Jilani said.

Stelter on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” said that Fox News “is part of a radicalization pipeline that pits neighbor against neighbor and lets fear overpower courage.”

“And it poisons American politics,” Stelter added while playing clips of Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Watch his interview above:

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