Regan Pifer writes that, apparently, CNN is now adopting standards for their reporting after being called out for fake news.
Can you imagine? CNN having standards?!
The same news network that purports to lead the crusade against ‘fake news’ must now be at war with itself.
According to The Daily Wire, “last week, another CNN ‘bombshell’ Russiagate report imploded; after the network was called out for quietly pulling the story.”
Joseph Curl of The Daily Wire reported:
CNN’s quiet deletion of its story followed by its forced retraction: On Thursday, CNN published a story written by Thomas Frank, based on a — you guessed it — single, unnamed source, claiming Senate investigators were looking into the connection between a member of Donald Trump’s transition team and a $10-billion Russian investment fund based on some meeting that supposedly happened just four days before Trump’s inauguration.
But then some time on Friday, CNN quietly pulled the story as well as a tweet that once proudly broadcast the network’s bombshell report. Noticing that the article mysteriously disappeared without a word, BuzzFeed asked CNN about it. “More than an hour later, an editor’s note appeared on CNN’s website,” Buzzfeed reports. “A company representative sent BuzzFeed News a link to the note, but did not answer other questions about why the story was removed.”
CNN reported that the story did not meet “editorial standards” and was removed.
The executive editor of CNN, Rich Barbieri, sent out a memo at 11:21 a.m. last Saturday stating, “No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason [Farkas, a CNN vice president] first. This applied to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions. I will lay out a workflow Monday.”
Can we now trust the Clinton-News-Network?
Should we be open to their one-anonymous-source reports? Their witch hunts?
What I hear Barbieri saying when he warns his staff is: “No lying until I approve of it on Monday!”
THAT I could believe.