You should never ask questions you don't want the answer to; CNN might have just learned this valuable lesson the hard way.
After Reliable Sources’ Brian Stelter asked Glenn Greenwald, a co-founding editor of The Intercept, if the mainstream media was engaging in war-mongering in the wake of Paris attacks, the interview took a rather awkward turn.
Greenwald explained how the press was indeed “hungry for war,” just like in the days following the 9/11 attacks, and how CNN was actually leading the way in this.
"You've had one intelligence official with the CIA or formerly with the CIA after the next, gone on air and able to say all kinds of extremely dubious claims that print journalists have repeatedly documented in Bloomberg News and The New Yorker, on The New York Times editorial page [that] are totally false," he began.
Greenwald then cited the instance of two CNN anchors who indirectly blamed French Muslims for the terror attacks.
"I think the worst example, probably the most despicable interview we've seen in the last several years were two CNN anchors, John Vause and Isha Sesay, who told a French Muslim political activist that he and all other Muslims bear, quote, responsibility for the attack in Paris because all Muslims must somehow be responsible," he added.
The best part came when Stelter tried to defend his network by saying Greenwald was maybe "cherry-picking" examples. It was then when Greenwald went all out: "This is the kind of opinionating that comes from CNN all the time ... that is never sanctioned, never punished," he said. "You're allowed to demonize Muslims."
Watch the fiery exchange between the two journalists in the video above.