Ted Koppel Battles CNN’s Brian Stelter: Your Network’s Ratings ‘Would Be in the Toilet’ Without Trump! (Mediaite)
Veteran journalist Ted Koppel had a fiery exchange with CNN’s senior media correspondent Brian Stelter over the co-dependent relationship between the press and President Donald Trump.
During a Monday panel discussion, Koppel began by pointing out that top media moguls like former CBS chief Les Moonves have acknowledged that despite the chaos, Trump’s candidacy and presidency have been financial beneficial to the press. But Stelter challenged Koppel’s not-so-subtle undertone about how much the media relies on Trump.