CNN's Brian Stelter: "I crawled in bed and cried" over coronavirus; "tears had been waiting a month to escape"

by Adam Ford · Apr 19th, 2020 3:34 pm

Linking to his "Reliable Sources" newsletter on Saturday, CNN's Brian Stelter explained that he had missed the previous day's deadline because he "hit a wall" due to the "death toll" and the "govt's shortcomings" so he "crawled in bed and cried ... tears [that] had been waiting a month to escape."

Stelter tweeted:

Last night, I hit a wall. Gutted by the death toll. Disturbed by the govt's shortcomings. Dismayed by political rhetoric that bears no resemblance to reality. Worried about friends who are losing jobs; kids who are missing school; and senior citizens who are living in fear.

I crawled in bed and cried for our pre-pandemic lives. Tears that had been waiting a month to escape.

I wanted to share because it feels freeing to do so. Now is not a time for faux-invincibility. Journos are living this, hating this, like everyone else.

Stelter went on to run a segment on his Sunday show in which he assured viewers that "It's okay to not be okay right now."


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