Three CNN employees were essentially forced to turn in their resignations due to writing and publishing a fake story claiming Russian collusion concerning President Trump. The surprise wasn’t the story itself because many of us have already discredited every story that CNN comes out against the President. The surprise came when CNN retracted the story, destroyed all links to it, and then had their well-known employees resign. It definitely seems that something is afoot.
CNN has always stood by its fake news stories so one must question what has caused such a drastic change from their usual lie-fest and cover-up? Is it possible that the mainstream propaganda machine is now trying to clean up its act, and if so do they really think it will matter? Americans have already had more than enough of networks like CNN, and I do not see that changing.
According to The Wrap:
Three CNN employees have handed in their resignations over a retracted story linking President Trump to Russia, the network announced Monday. The article was removed from CNN.com on Friday after the network decided it could no longer stand by its reporting.
“In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignation of the employees involved in the story’s publication,” a network spokesperson told TheWrap in a statement. On Thursday, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a story involving an investigation into a Russian investment fund with possible ties to several Trump associates. According to the network, an internal investigation found that “some standard editorial processes were not followed when the article was published.”
Citing a single unnamed source, the story reported that Congress was investigating a “Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials.” The story, which only appeared on the network’s site, was quickly disputed on Friday, as one Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci — who was mentioned in the story — pushed back on Frank’s reporting, insisting he “did nothing wrong.”
Haris, Lichtblau and Frank had solid reputations among their colleagues. Frank worked as reporter for USA Today and Newsday before joining CNN. Lichtblau is a former New York Times Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter. And Haris was a former executive editor of CNNMoney.
“On Friday, CNN retracted a story published by my team. As Executive Editor of that team, I have resigned,” Haris said in a statement. “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. I am leaving, but will carry those principles wherever I go.”
I predict that the CNN employees will continue to drop like flies until CNN is no more. You can only retract so many stories before backers start pulling away from you and hitting the high seas to be as far away from fallout out as possible. Let’s keep fact-checking the supposed factual media and getting the REAL stories out there. And, just maybe we can save journalism from being forever desecrated like so many other things already are in our country.
H/T [ The Wrap ]