Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

  • Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

Three journalists at CNN resigned Monday after publishing a story that had to be retracted for not meeting the network's editorial standards. What about all the other phony stories they do?

Trump has made CNN one of his biggest mainstream media targets, unleashing particular aggression on its stories and journalists while dismissing them as "fake news". What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost?

The president also retweeted a doctored image of the network's logo that refers to CNN as FNN - the Fake News Network.

The story, which reported that Congress was investigating a "Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials", cited a single anonymous source.

The story was posted on the network's website on Thursday and was removed, with all links disabled, on Friday.

CNN has issued a statement accepting the journalists' resignation, but in a meeting with the investigative unit on Monday, the higher-ups said the facts of the story weren't necessarily wrong-it's just the piece wasn't "solid enough to publish as-is".

Ultimately, three people are out of a job including Frank, who wrote the story, Eric Lichtblau, an editor, and the person in charge of the group, Lex Haris.

On Friday, CNN retracted a story published by my team. Then, in 2012, CNN Host Fareed Zakaria was suspended from both CNN and Time after admitting to plagiarizing parts of a story from the New Yorker.

"On June 22, 2017, CNN.com published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund".

The failure to follow proper procedures is what led to the resignations, the CNN executive said. CNN apologized specifically to Scaramucci, and he accepted and said he was "moving on". So it was pulled, and an apology was offered to Scaramucci, who accepted it. Purveyors of fake news, after all, don't take drastic personnel moves following a bogus story.

Bonifield describes the Trump-Russia story as "mostly bulls-" and said the coverage was driven by the desire for ratings.

He added: "Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories". "I've been with CNN since 2001, and am sure about one thing: This is a news organization that prizes accuracy and fairness above all else".