Sunday, 17 December, 2017

CNN Retracts Story; President Attacks

Anthony Scaramucci CNN Retracts Story; President Attacks
Alfredo Watts | 28 June, 2017, 01:03

"Wow, CNN had to retract big story on "Russia", with 3 employees forced to resign".

Three journalists have left the publication following a retraction of a published story about collusion with the Russian government.

Frank previously worked as a reporter for USA Today and Newsday before working with CNN.

And I think if we would have behaved that way with President Obama and scrutinized everything that he was doing with as much scrutiny as we apply to Donald Trump, I think our viewers would have been turned off.

President Trump lashed out against CNN early Tuesday after three of the network's journalists resigned following its retraction of a story that alleged ties between a Russian bank and a top Trump ally.

In the recordings, Bonifield says that President Trump is right to call what CNN is doing regarding Russian Federation a witch hunt. What about all the other phony stories they do?

CNN, in initially taking down the story, said it did not meet its editorial standards. Bloomberg reported in January that a meeting did happen between Scaramucci and the Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), but BuzzFeed News reported Tuesday that one inaccuracy appeared to stem from whether RDIF was attached to a sanctioned financial entity Vnesheconombank.

CNN had reported an internal investigation by its management found that certain editorial processes were not followed when the article was published. "As Executive Editor of that team, I have resigned", Haris said in a statement.

Hitting back at Trump's claim that CNN's rating were down, the network tweeted in response from its communications account, "CNN just posted its most-watched second quarter in history".

That news triggered some gleeful tweets and retweets from President Donald Trump, who has been branding CNN "fake news" and out to get him for months. "I am leaving, but will carry those principles wherever I go". Rather, it meant that "the story wasn't solid enough to publish as-is", one of the people briefed on the investigation said.

The news network said it will not be releasing a statement about the video, according to the Reporter. "Everyone makes mistakes. Moving on".

Critics will long cite this episode as evidence that CNN is precisely what Trump has called it - "fake news". They rejoice in it.