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Subj: Re: CNN #FakeNews
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 at 05:47:27 pm EST (Viewed 200 times)
Reply Subj: Re: CNN #FakeNews
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 at 04:37:31 pm EST (Viewed 223 times)

    I'd like to see a deep probe into this. If true this is CNN spreading hate and lies...and something that is very suable and illegal behavious on their part.

It’s not just CNN, it’s all news outlets that rushed to judgement because social media culture demands the newest and latest scoops. The full vetting process is sometimes skipped.

For example, BuzzFeed is now taking some serious blows for running a story last Thursday, that Mueller had “substantial evidence” that Trump instructed Cohen to lie to Congress. The only problem? Mueller’s office read the article and said it wasn’t accurate. How did this happen? Buzzfeed’s reporting is built on immediacy, and instead of emailing a detailed description of what the article would say for Mueller’s office to comment, the email was only 3 sentences long as follows:

"Anthony [Cormier] and I have a story coming stating that Michael Cohen was directed by President Trump himself to lie to Congress about his negotiations related to the Trump Moscow project," the email read. "Assume no comment from you but just wanted to check.”

Mueller’s office simply replied that they had no comment. So they ran a story without a confirmation, a dereliction of duty per CNN.

This is the kind of stuff that rightfully erodes the public’s trust in news (and hopefully results in BuzzFeed’s demise).


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