CNN's Brian Stelter Slammed for Reducing Gen. Jack Keane to Just His Fox News Appearances

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Posted: Mar 05, 2020 5:30 PM
CNN's Brian Stelter Slammed for Reducing Gen. Jack Keane to Just His Fox News Appearances

Source: AP Photo/ Lauren Frayer

CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter took some flak on Twitter when he framed the news of General Jack Keane will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom as just another voice on the Fox News Channel.

In a tweet, Stelter described Keane as "an influential voice in the Trump White House through his regular Fox appearances. He is the network's senior strategic analyst."

Keane's background is much more storied than Stelter lead people to believe, as evidenced by the White House's announcement:

"General Jack Keane is a retired four-star general, former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and a well-respected foreign policy and national security expert.  General Keane has devoted his life to keeping America safe and strong, and he has earned many awards, including two Defense Distinguished Service Medals, five Legions of Merit, two Army Distinguished Service Medals, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Ronald Reagan Peace through Strength Award."

Stelter got an earful from people on Twitter, pushing back on the idea of just highlighting his televisions appearances.

Stelter did not return a request for comment.