Less than six months after his departure from CNN, Brian Stelter appeared in Davos, Switzerland this week as a mouthpiece for the global crusade against ‘disinformation’.

What was first thought to be a shocking departure from the narrative-driven news outlet last year is now appearing to be an arranged entrance into the global playing field for Stelter.

Stelter was at CNN for nine years and hosted the hyper-partisan Sunday show Reliable Sources until it was canceled due to low ratings. Instead of CNN losing Stelter on its national platform, it essentially gained a connection into the World Economic Forum’s pursuit for worldwide influence. 

On Monday Stelter hosted a discussion on “The Clear and Present Danger of Disinformation.” He began by saying that the conversation would hopefully “put some real information out into the world to make up for all the crazy.” But from his time in the media, it’s easy to see Stelter was far from refined, honest and objective in conveying information to the public – one could argue ‘crazy’ in his own way.

The Vice President of the European Commission stated during the discussion, “Illegal hate speech, which you will have soon also in the U.S. I think that we have a strong reason why we have this in the criminal law.”

The eerie statement seemed to be foreshadowing future modifications to the First Amendment in America. When speech is controlled by authorities, humans are not free and information is available at the discretion of the power source. As a fundamental part of America’s founding, free speech allows for open dialogue, transparency, debate, and the communication of new ideas. It also allows for accountability, something missing in today’s world. 


U.S. Representative Seth Moulton, who took an oath to defend the Constitution, joined in the conversation as well. 

“The difference is when you know, I have a constituency that I’m trying to keep healthy, and I can’t get them to take a COVID vaccine because of misinformation that’s propagated on the internet. And that’s where this becomes a much tougher more difficult but also just bigger concern,” said Moulton. 

While open to positive reports on the Covid-19 vaccine, the Massachusetts representative failed to acknowledge the factual and growing reports on the harmful effects of the vaccine. 

I suspect you’re teaching them to recognize trustworthy sources, whether that’s, you know, an institution like The Times or The Post or The Journal, whether that’s scientists, whether that’s academia,” The New York Times Chairman and journalist Arthur Gregg Sulzberger said in regards to “trusted” news.

These left-wing voices advocating for one-sided information set a shaky future for our beloved First Amendment. Critical thinking and sound judgment – as it relates to all media – were not part of the disinformation conversation. 

When the authorities step in the ‘help’ manage public thought and conversation, self-governance is far from the current reality.