Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Three CNN Reporters Lose Jobs Over 'Fake News' On Trump

James Leynse  Corbis via Getty Images James Leynse Corbis via Getty Images
Francis Olson | 28 June, 2017, 15:46

The retracted story published on CNN.com focused on Anthony Scaramucci, a member of Trump's White House transition team and occasional CNN guest.

The new restrictions come after CNN on Friday retracted a story that connected, a prominent ally of President, to a Russian investment fund managed by a Kremlin-controlled bank.

Three CNN employees resigned in the aftermath, and the media giant issued a new series of rules and regulations for anyone covering Russia-related stories.

Thomas Frank, the author of the article, editor Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris, who headed the newly-created investigative unit that produced the story have all quit.

Trump lashed out on Twitter, asking his followers what other fake news stories CNN was producing. He said in a statement: "On Friday, CNN retracted a story published by my team".

"That story did not meet CNN's editorial standards and has been retracted".

He later widened his attack to other news organisations: "So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC?"

The news media's coverage of the Russian Federation scandal - often based on anonymous sources - also took a hit when ousted FBI Director James B. Comey testified that a February 14 New York Times story was "not true" and lamented articles citing sources claiming to reveal classified information.

Rihanna vacations in Spain with new mystery man
They made a spectacular comeback in the form of memes and a fresh hashtag for Rihanna - #RihannaHasaManParty (RIP subtlety). Twitter users are losing their minds over pictures that recently surfaced of Rihanna and a potential new love interest.

The video confirms almost every right-wing complaint about the mainstream media-ranging from admissions that former President Barack Obama wouldn't receive the same kind of scrutiny as Trump, to admissions that CNN is more focused on ratings than journalistic ethics.

CNN immediately caved after Scaramucci, a financier and frequent network guest, cried foul and threatened to take legal action, sources said Tuesday.

People familiar with the matter said the impact of CNN's retraction is reverberating throughout the newsroom. And so I think the President is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me.

The story was posted Thursday on CNN's website. The story was disputed the following day by Anthony Scaramucci, one of the associates named in the report, who pushed back against the article.

All three of the CNN journalists who left are respected veterans with decades of cumulative experience. Trump tweeted. "What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost?".

Neither he nor Haris responded to requests for comment on Tuesday; Frank could not be reached.

As senior news executives reviewed the story's evolution, they found red flags that appeared to have been ignored, according to a person with direct knowledge of the events at CNN. "They are all Fake News!" he wrote.

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