According to Harvard University's website for The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, "As the Walter Shorenstein Fellow, Stelter will convene a series of discussions about threats to democracy and the range of potential responses from the news media."
The statement also reads, "These discussions with media leaders, policymakers, politicians, and Kennedy School students, fellows, and faculty will help deepen public and scholarly understanding about the current state of the information ecosystem and its impacts on democratic governance."
In a May survey, it was revealed only 6.4 percent of Harvard graduates lean conservative.
On the final episode of his canceled CNN show, Stelter claimed that he was never partisan and that "it's not partisan, to stand up for decency and democracy and dialogue. It's not partisan."
In April, college freshman Christopher Phillips confronted Stelter at an event centered around ending misinformation. The student correctly reminded Stelter that his network "pushed the Russian collusion hoax. They pushed the Jussie Smollett hoax. They smeared Justice Kavanaugh as a rapist, and they also smeared Nick Sandmann as a white supremacist. And yes, they dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop affair as pure Russian disinformation."
Stelter claimed the young man's charge was one of partisanship as he was thinking of a "different network."
Stelter said he always viewed his role as one of "accountability" and ended his tenure at CNN by saying, "we must make sure we don't give platforms to those who are lying to our faces."
Stelter lied on air about multiple subjects, the most notable being Hunter Biden's "Laptop from Hell." Emails and evidence from that laptop, which emerged at the height of the 2020 presidential election, showed that not only was Hunter a crack-loving hooker addict but engaged in nefarious international dealings that implicated his father and future president Joe Biden.
"For all we know, these emails are made up," Stelter said in 2020. "What we do know is that this is a classic example of the right-wing media machine"
During his send-off, Stelter claimed that it's "looney" to call the media the enemy of the people.
In October of 2021, Stelter had a meltdown on live TV as he pontificated at the prospect of Donald Trump running for president in 2024. He falsely outlined a conspiracy involving "MAGA media" outlets, "insurrectionists" and the former President which placed them all in a plot to destroy the republic.
Stelter said he considered his job as picking the "treasure out of the trash" concerning news stories. In November of 2021, he admitted he was a "useful idiot" over criticism he was facing for incorrectly representing what concerned parents were saying over CRT in schools.
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