CNN Responds To Trump's "Fake News" Attack

Tyler Durden's picture

Just minutes after Trump slammed CNN's reporter Jim Acosta, calling CNN "fake news", just after slamming Buzzfeed as a "failing pile of garbage", CNN issued a statement in response to Trump's attack, which effectively boils down to "we are not Buzzfeed" yet even though CNN said it did not publish the memo "because we have not corroborated the report's allegations" it still used it to create a front-page, uncorroborated "report."

Full CNN statement"

CNN's decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than Buzzfeed's decision to publish unsubstantiated memos. The Trump team knows this. They are using Buzzfeed's decision to deflect from CNN's reporting, which has been matched by the other major news organizations. We are fully confident in our reporting. It represents the core of what the First Amendment protects, informing the people of the inner workings of their government; in this case, briefing materials prepared for President Obama and President-elect Trump last week. We made it clear that we were not publishing any of the details of the 35-page document because we have not corroborated the report's allegations. Given that members of the Trump transition team have so vocally criticized our reporting, we encourage them to identify, specifically, what they believe to be inaccurate.


Good luck with that.

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LawsofPhysics's picture

Beat me to it, even the "left-leaning" NYT is calling "bullshit" in CNN. Fuck them all.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) LawsofPhysics Jan 11, 2017 12:55 PM

CNN will be lucky to survive the next 4-8 years unless they make some major changes.


Jim Sampson's picture

The Clown Shoes Media is basically saying "at least we didn't murder any babies" when they screw up, like it's not a big deal. 

Urban Roman's picture

They fact-checked it with the owner of Comet Pizza, and those creeps over at

ACP's picture

All I hear from CNN is pops and buzzes.

remain calm's picture

irst you are wrong in reporting what you did. 

Second you are fighting the most powerful man in the world who fights back and is telling the truth.

Just say your sorry and realize the game plan must change otherwise you face extinction.

BaBaBouy's picture

I Gatta LOVE It ...

Call these MSM Fucks out on there BS ... Finally Someone Wit Balls...

Gooo Trump ~~~

Never One Roach's picture

Sorry cnn, the First Amendment does NOT cover Malicious Defamation.

CNN can ask butthurt Rolling Stone about that.


Jurors award $3 million to UVA administrator defamed by 'Rolling Stone'


The frat lawsuit against lying pile of shit Rolling Stone is for $12 million and still pending.


Son of Loki's picture

I happened to be in that area when the verdict came in and saw the TV interviews of some of the jurors. They were furious at RS and several said they wished they could have awarded two times that.


So the frat lawsuit for $12 million should be interesting to watch. These reckless, and even malicious, media people only understand monetary losses so it's good to see people damaged by them fighting back. Hopefully, the others defamed by this Fake News sue also, maybe even Jim Acosta + cnn.  Thier insurer will be fast to drop them and tell other media outlets their premiums are being raised skyhigh given their propensity to slander people.

Ignatius's picture

Just love seeing big media on the defensive.

"Let 'em play defense." -- anonymous football coach, somewhere

Occident Mortal's picture

The press still hasn't figured out... Trump won.

Trump is the most powerful human on the planet and by some distance.

He likes to wield his power.

They need to be extremely, EXTREMELY careful if they decide to attack him. Today was nothing short of suicide on the part of CNN. Suicide by gross incompetence.

Kidbuck's picture

Trump is smart, and even without the weight of the government behind him, knows how to crush his enemies.

Killer the Buzzard's picture

CNN got gang ass-raped on the most viewed news conference in a year. My eyes are welling with tears of joy.

Zorrohodge's picture

The press are citing this as being evidence that he is the new Hitler.

Zorrohodge's picture

The press are citing this as being evidence that he is the new Hitler.

Overdrawn's picture

They would, wouldn't they.

Scooby Doo's picture

A guy on twitter was at an airport.  Said most people in the waiting area stood up & clapped when Trump bitchslapped CNN reporter. 

jus_lite_reading's picture

The press still hasn't figured out... WE THE PEOPLE ARE IN CHARGE NOW


stacking12321's picture

good one.

people have always been in charge.
it's just a question of which "we".

Meat Hammer's picture

Trump understands what liberals have known all along:  The best defense is a great offense.  Keep the other team on their heels and you'll win.

Now, look at who's back-pedaling...and it's not Trump.

Jim in MN's picture

Counterfeit Nazi Network


They are done. 

Uncertain T's picture

Cartoon News Network... Staring the two funniest people in the business...  Wolf and Anderson.

Syrin's picture

Their hubris will never allow it.

Meat Hammer's picture

Agreed.  They will go down with the ship, which I appreciate and encourage.

BaBaBouy's picture


You Don't Mess Wit Trump ...

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) Urban Roman Jan 11, 2017 1:03 PM

This all surrounds fake news ... like Obama not being an American right? Release the tax returns or quit crying about things you can disprove [confirm] sweetheart. 

jus_lite_reading's picture

Ofuckhole might possess an American passport but he sure as hell is ANTI-AMERICAN.

True Blue's picture

Connecticut Social Security number -for a person allegedly born in Hawaii? Fraudulent documents. Sealed records from day one.

You don't fake a birth certificate if you have a real and legitimate one -and it has been proven to be a bad photoshop forgery with multiple layers and errors -from the wrong hospital to faked notary stamps. Selective service card -same thing.

Just wait until that can of worms really gets opened -there won't even be a 'legacy' for ol' Chocolate Jesus; except that political candidates start getting properly vetted for the job they seek (and hopefully that also rids the halls of Gov't of all 'dual-citizens' as well.)

poeg's picture

Right Yank, that's the "fake news" of the century and not the glossing over of Yank citizens being spied on, assassinated by their gov, Mexican Cartels getting arms and ammo from Uncle Sam nor wars started over the mighty Petro-dollar and maintaining the US standard of living. You've the chance on these threads to convince anyone of anything if you have the data and the words to convince. If that's all you have, the birther thing, the Republicans have nothing to worry about for the next 8 years at least.

eatthebanksters's picture

There is no justification for CNN (and Buzzfeed's) behavior.  It's just that simple.  With the truth, which contradicts everything they reported, is out for everyone to see, they have become an embarrassment and their reputations as news sources has gone into the toilet. I hope they get flushed.

Kidbuck's picture

CNN and associated idiots are just running an old play LBJ liked to use. Johnson once said, when told his accusations against an opponent were groundless, "Of course it ain't true, but I just want to make the SOB deny it."

poeg's picture

Of course there is "justification for CNN (and Buzzfeed's) behavior" as it's who they are. May as well expect Ireland to ban alcohol and cursing as to expect either of those to behave any different than they have been.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Actually, I respect Buzzfeed for putting out the entire sordid mess to be evaluated on its merits.

CNN's not fit to lick Buzzfeed's metaphorical boots, because CNN knew the source material was garbage and they willfully concealed that fact behind a false veneer of journalistic ethics by creating a salacious hit piece on Trump that spoke of "perversions" that were being investigated. Truly CNN has plumbed the depths of unethical behavior. Shame on them.

prefan4200's picture

Good one.  Clown News Network works, too.

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OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) The Saint Jan 11, 2017 12:59 PM

CFNN ~ Clinton Fake News Network


"we are not Buzzfeed"


yeah, you're more like SCUZZfeed

Syrin's picture

That's a great standard they hold temselves to, isn't it?

Son of Loki's picture

My friend on Wall Street says many people there disbeleive much of the news in the NYT and now prefer the NYPost for accurate reporting.


How the world turns!

freewolf7's picture

Hey CNN! Was it fun to see your reporter get bitch-slapped in the front row on national television?

Chupacabra-322's picture

The Criminal Presstitute CNN has been to comfortable suck'n one another's Dicks throughout the years.

It was very satisfying & refreshing to see a Criminal Discredited Organization be disciplined for all the World to see what a Vile, Scum Fuck Presstitute CNN is.

Meat Hammer's picture

I hear there are no Safe Spaces at Trump tower, so bitch-boy just had to sit there and take it.

Scooby Doo's picture

Maybe there is a puppy & some warm milk in the lobby?

bowie28's picture

Trump telling the CNN reporter he is fake news was classic.  These press conferences may actually be worth watching.

101 years and counting's picture

".....which has been matched by the other major news organizations."  

Their lies match our lies, so we ran with it.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

I said it before, these people are playing to an increasingly small, yet increasingly rabid audience. Given this audience includes insiders in intelligence and the government, as well as psycho left wingers - I think we are doomed. But that's cool. We're doomed anyways so we may get this party going.

sgt_doom's picture

I have a report in my hands on CNN personnel (unsubstantiated, like all those CIA "reports") which states they are all pedophiles and have only recently stopped beating their spouses.

Only honest CNN reporter was Amber Lyon, but I believe she is no longer with them as she attempted to report real news!

CNN's Anderson Cooper interned at the CIA during his summers while attending Yale --- sound familiar????

post turtle saver's picture

fuck you CNN, you lie with dogs you get fleas...

only the NYT had the common sense to realize that when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging... the fuckers at CNN are so blinded by bias they'll dig their own grave all the way to China...

as for the CIA... hoo boy, you fuckers just stepped in it... let me reference the 'The Godfather' for what the current US voter thinks of you and your shennanigans and who we'll hold accountable if so much as a hair on DJT's head is touched between now and the end of his term...