BREAKING NEWS – Chicago, Illinois – CNN’s left-wing media correspondent Brian Stelter was visibly uncomfortable when confronted by a college freshman about his network being a “purveyor of disinformation.”

Stelter visited the University of Chicago to participate in a panel discussion at the “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” conference.

Christopher Phillips, a college freshman at the university and writer at the conservative and libertarian newspaper The Chicago Thinker, confronted the CNN star, who has accused others of pushing “disinformation.”

“They push the Russian collusion hoax, they push the Jussie Smollett hoax, they smear 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,” Phillips told Stelter. “With mainstream corporate journalists becoming little more than apologists and cheerleaders for the regime, is it time to finally declare that the canon of journalistic ethics is dead or no longer operative?”

Phillips continued, “All the mistakes of the mainstream media and CNN, in particular, seem to magically all go in one direction. Are we expected to believe that this is all just some sort of random coincidence or is there something else behind it?”

Stelter appeared to be staring off into space before responding. “Young man, you’re focused on facts and we at CNN focus on ratings,” he boldly began. He then paused momentarily as if he was fighting back tears. “We’re at the bottom of the heap! Fox News is crushing us in the ratings, and the Cuomo whores made us the laughing stock of journalism. Fortunately, my network has an excellent substance abuse counselor, because I, like several of my colleagues, cope with the embarrassment of working at CNN by our daily consumption of cocaine and whiskey.”