CNN Decries "Fake News" Websites (Then Stealth Edits Its Own Article)

Tyler Durden's picture

There is a plague of "fake news" apparently, and CNN is here to help you 'dear voter' see through the deception to the Clinton-campaign-confirmed narrative you should be paying attention. While it not enough that we have pointed out CNN's numerous questionable actions (here, here, and here), along with today's news of Donna Brazile's resignation, but just this weekend CNN was caught 'stealth editing' false claims made against Trump. Fake news indeed...

It's time for a new rule on the web according to CNN's Brian Stelter: Double, no, triple check before you share. Especially if it seems too good to be true.

Why? Look no further than Donald Trump's Twitter account. Trump claimed Sunday morning that "Twitter, Google and Facebook are burying the FBI criminal investigation of Clinton."


Not only was there no proof of this, but it was pretty easy to disprove. The FBI email inquiry was at the top of Google News; FBI director James Comey's name was at the top of Facebook's "trending" box; and Twitter's "moments" section had a prominent story about the controversy.


Nevertheless, Trump's wrong-headed "burying" claim was his most popular tweet of the day. About 25,000 accounts retweeted it and almost 50,000 "liked" it, helping the falsehood spread far and wide.


The rise of social media has had many upsides, but one downside has been the spread of misinformation. Fake news has become a plague on the Web, especially on social networks like Facebook. As I said on Sunday's "Reliable Sources" on CNN, unreliable sources about this election have become too numerous to count.
So that's what I recommended a "triple check before you share" rule.


New web sites designed to trick and mislead people seem to pop up every single day. For their creators, the incentives are clear: more social shares mean more page views mean more ad dollars.


Trump may have gotten the idea from an inaccurate Zero Hedge blog post alleging a "social media blackout." The blog post contained false information.

However, Stelter has one small problem, Fox's Maria Bartiromo proved this "bias" live in real-time when she confirmed that social media sites most trending headlines did not include the FBI emails...

So either Fox is another "fake news" site, or - in this case - Stelter is wrong?

But then CNN tried to catch Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a heavily compromising position over comments he made at a rally in Colorado. However, as reports, there was only one catch - Trump didn’t say what they thought he said. And, when the network realized the mistake, they tried to stealthily cover it up.

In the original article, they highlighted Trump saying the following:


“If you go to university center, they’ll give you a new ballot, they’ll void your old ballot, in some places they do that four or five times, so by tomorrow, almost everyone will have their new ballots in.”


Yeah, that’s pretty damning, right? It sure as hell seems like the GOP candidate is pressing his followers to try to cast multiple ballots. Yet, it takes away the context, in which Trump says that they won’t do that.


Here is what he actually said.


“If you go to university center, they’ll give you a new ballot, they’ll void your old ballot. They’ll give you a new ballot, and you can go out and make sure it get’s in. Now in some places, they do that four or five times, but we don’t do that. So by tomorrow, almost everyone will have their new ballots in.”


More, it appears that Trump is questioning the system itself, much as he has done throughout the past few weeks where he’s complained about voter fraud and a “rigged” election.


Somewhere along the way, someone must have noticed this at CNN and stealth edited the piece, changing the entire quote. It now reads as follows:


“They’ll give you a ballot, a new ballot. They’ll void your old ballot, they will give you a new ballot. And you can go out and make sure it gets in,” Trump said.

Registered voters in Colorado automatically receive a ballot in the mail, but can request a new ballot or vote in person if they have not yet mailed in a completed ballot.

“In some places they probably do that four or five times. We don’t do that. But that’s great,” Trump said Sunday, appearing to hint at the possibility of voter fraud in Colorado, a rare prospect Trump has continued to hammer on the stump.




At 10:10 PM last night: CNN deleted the tweet (which had been retweeted 926 times) around 10:07 PM ET. The tweet was up for over two and a half hours. Below is a screenshot of it...


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So we agree with Stelter - be very careful on the web of "fake news" - it's everywhere in the mainstream.


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Infocat's picture

Never trust the Leftoid media, they are corrupt ideologues pushing nothing but their agenda and very willing to lie to get their way. All 6 major media conglomerates are owned by the people that gave us 1965.

Erek's picture

CNN is the fakest news site around.

They ain't got nuthin' ta bitch about.

wee-weed up's picture

Yep, and they HAD to fire Donna Brazile after their original denial of them giving her a debate question for Hitlery has now been proven a lie after more wikileaks show Brazile was feeding Hitlery MANY questions. So Brazile had to go... too embarrassing, don't you know.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) wee-weed up Oct 31, 2016 4:32 PM

Well, their top anchor is named Wolf Bullshitter Blitzer.

What else can you expect out of them?


hxc's picture

Flaming faggot and tribe member. Destroy our culture a little more, why don't ya?


Fucking queer piece of shit

wee-weed up's picture

Just call him Wolf Bullshitzer

max_leering's picture

but... but... she's a 'christian' and knows all about persecution... her words


I say she's a fucking liar, plain and simple


cnn now says they accepted her resignation on 10/14, and now cnn feels "uncomfortable" with her... and they're fucking liars also

El Oregonian's picture

Yes, CNN is absolutely more than comfortable languishing in the slop of yellow journalism.

Gold...Bitches's picture

CNN - trust us... because we say you can.  Apparently they are worried they will lose their position as the leading MSM propaganda site.

Erek's picture

Asfar as propaganda goes, I'd say it's about a 5-way tie for leading liars.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

This is the CNN, which turned into gossip girl.

Reference to anonymous representatives, unproven fiction, "government officials".

BTW, don't know if Australia has been having earthquakes, but this might explain them:

CheapBastard's picture

Clinton News Network and National Propaganda Radio are two of the worst "media" outlets; yuuuge distortions and misinformation 24/7.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

You can't spell CUNNING without CNN

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Read the last paragraph several times.

Those of you who are pathologically stuck in the bygone era the Frontier culture, will typically yourself more as individualsl whites than Whites, as the Conclusion in the article states.

As I've said numerous times, Whites need to see themselves as White first -- the same way as Jews see themselves as Jews first.

If they did, they too would think as follows, whenever presented with an opportunity or problem: "What's in it for me?  What's in it for my people?"

Vageling's picture

Shhh... You'll give the anchor an heart attack. Truth seems to touch a sensitive nerve with these clowns. I thought Hopkins made that clear from what I saw this afternoon when somebody posted it. 

Imagine that... Being on live TeeVee and no safe space at hand. 

DuneCreature's picture

Do Dead Zombie Voters watch CNN and use computers too?

      You can now sign in and vote on a PC at:

       (((((++++++  PollMole  ++++++)))))

      Everyone vote! ... Show us your numbers!

Where are the Hello Kitty loving Killary supporters?

Live Hard, CRUSH Those Fraudulent CNN Polls In Real Time, Die Free

~ DC v3.0


Blankenstein's picture

And they admit on air to being the biggest ones promoting her campaign

Dead Canary's picture

CNN lies like an atom. (Don't they make up everything?)

shovelhead's picture

Fun Atomic fact:

You can fit 173 million (give or take a few) hydrogen atoms on the face of a penny.

No lie. (I think)

BullyDog's picture

If only a firestorm could rain down on CNN.  However I guess out of the ashes two or more turds would float up.

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) Oct 31, 2016 4:01 PM

CNN are just 'whiners'

WezTheJuic's picture

Something LIKE that.


Call that one "DUHH 101" for the who?



1777's picture

I get my news on ZERO HEDGE! They are usually WAY ahead of other sites. Keep up the great work!

Conversely, CNN is a joke! HAPPY HALOWEEN Witch!

LetThemEatRand's picture

Same here -- ZH is the first place I go, then I see what other sites have to offer if I have time.  I think MSM is starting to catch on to ZH's power to get news out they don't want you to see, and it scares the shit out of them.  So naturally they are going to go into full attack mode.  Good -- more readers here!

vulcanraven's picture

Let them all come, the safe space special snowflakes will get eaten alive here.

Arnold's picture

I hate to think of ZH as a just a common news outlet,

but I have heard Rush reference articles from Tylers several times over the past couple of weeks.

Evidently, something about E mails is going on here, searchable and archived with fresh fish thrown down for sorting in an organized and timely manner.


Really, it is the go to site for this info, whatever the heck it is.


Arnold's picture

Seriously, who would have ever thought e mail would send a thrill up my leg.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

ZH owes CNN a thank you for the free advertising. The member count is heading up due to that reference. Nevermind, I forgot that CNN only has a few thousand viewers left.

True Blue's picture

And they just discovered that CNN reads ZH and tailors its propaganda to the truths the Tylers find for us.

Now, give them an X-Acto colonoscopy like St George slaying the dragon.

And to the statist CNN proglodytes who apparently get to read all this: William Brooke Joyce and Joseph Geobbels are waiting in hell for you.

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hxc's picture

That would be CCN. Lol

hooligan2009's picture

CNN is a propaganda network that would make Goebbles of the Nazi party very proud.

It makes things up as it goes along, compounds its lying, cheating and atealing from advertisers with one of the lowest iqs of even the rank smelling MSM.

any advertiser on CNN is supporting a criminal organization and really should think again about where it wastes it spend. an advertiser will not reach valid buyers, only criminals, pond scum and money launderers. i wonder why anyone would want to advertise with such a morally bankrupt media outlet.

CunnyFunt's picture

A real-time demo of the most devastating election theft mechanism yet found, with context and explanation.

bruinfan's picture

"CNN decries fake news websites"

Is CNN talking about itself?

mc888's picture


New web sites designed to trick and mislead people seem to pop up every single day.


This is their problem - the "old" websites designed to trick and mislead people (like CNN) are complaining about losing market share.


Chupacabra-322's picture

The Ultimate Psyche Warefare, Gas Lighting of The American People.

asteroids's picture

"Free and independant press eh?" That requires editors with balls and the courage to stand up to the likes of HRC and yes Trump. I see none of that these days. "Land of the free, and the  home of the brave" .... Not so much.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Do I detect the acrid stench of panic?


centerline's picture

lol.  Yeah.  I am just praying that this show goes all the way to the point the MSM flips into full panic.  It would be priceless to see these asshats cannabalize themselves on TV.  Funny thing though is that up until that point, most of them will double down.  Waiting to see who begins to crack first because the first one to the exits will do better than the rest.



Arnold's picture

He who panics first.......

Loki Libertarian's picture

Proof of voter fraud using skimming percentages of votes.This needs to go to everyone you know...

medium giraffe's picture

If a CNN is on and there's no one watching anymore, does it still make a noise?


Skiprrrdog's picture

Yes, a very, very soft death rattle...

Skiprrrdog's picture

CNN Decries "Fake News" Websites

Isn't that like the pot calling Obozo black(ish)?

Libtard's picture

Supposedly a high level FBI agent leaking info back in July to 4chan anonymous site.

hooligan2009's picture

EXPLOSIVE!! - even Hillary's death wouldnt stop the investigation - wow - the surveyed swamp is full.

this is just a pic, with lots of un-accreditable stuff, what is the source and how can you make it public and extractable in text form?

who the fuck is tavistock?

Soros is “Kingpin” of Zionist Conspiracy that Controls US Gov’t.- FBI Insider