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."
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."