CNN Producer Says Trump-Russia Story 'Mostly Bulls

  • CNN Producer Says Trump-Russia Story 'Mostly Bulls

CNN Producer Says Trump-Russia Story 'Mostly Bulls

This week Project Veritas Action is back - releasing sensational undercover video of a CNN producer explaining how the entire "Russia rigged the election" story targeting USA president Donald Trump is nothing more than a ratings grab orchestrated at the very highest level of the cable news empire.

Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to President Trump, was the subject of a story posted to CNN.com that was eventually retracted.

CNN, in an effort to restore some semblance of journalistic integrity, accepted resignations from three veteran reporters after it had to retract their latest Trump/Putin collusion fake news report.

The story's author, Thomas Frank, was among those who resigned, according to a network executive who requested anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss personnel issues.

From staging sensational news reports to releasing fake stories about President Trump and Russia, CNN's reporting techniques are under fire.

Eventually it's revealed that the decision to stay on the Trump-Russia narrative came from CEO Jeff Zucker himself and instructed the network to pursue Russia leads at the expense of other stories.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories.

According to CNN's media correspondent Brian Stelter investigative unit members were told in a meeting Monday that the retraction did not mean the facts of the story were necessarily wrong.

CNN hasn't said, but we can gather some clues from a copy of the story that's been accidentally preserved on the website of a local TV station in NY.

President Trump's press aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders urged all Americans to watch an online video posted by a conservative provocateur with a CNN producer commenting on his network's coverage of Trump's connections to Russian Federation.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he is introduced during the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, on December 15, 2015.

In the clip, CNN supervising producer John Bonifield says Trump's connection to Russian Federation "could be bulls***".

These types of stories are typically reviewed by several departments within CNN - including fact-checkers, journalism standards experts and lawyers - before publication.

The article was posted on CNN's website on Thursday before being pulled on Friday. Sanders urged all Americans to watch a video posted by O'Keefe's Project Veritas featuring CNN producer John Bonifield - even though she couldn't vouch for its accuracy. "As Executive Editor of that team, I have resigned", Haris said in the statement. After predictable right-wing media figures had a field day over the controversy - complete with the copious claims of "Fake News!" The edited video produced by Project Veritas is below. The law firm of one victim recently sued O'Keefe, alleging violation of a federal wiretap law. The retracted CNN story was heavily dependent upon one anonymous source. "FAKE NEWS!" he wrote. "CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci".