Trump Slams Latest CNN "Fake News" Scandal: "What About All The Other Phony Stories?"

Tyler Durden's picture

Last week, CNN's "anonymous sources" finally came home to roost when the entertainment channel was forced to retract one of its "bombshell" Russian collusion stories, when it was apparently revealed that the whole thing was nothing more than CNN's latest, anonymously-sourced fake news debacle.  Like most CNN stories on the topic, this one carried a salacious title ("Congress was investigating a Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials") which implied some nefarious plot by the Trump administration to stage a coup in the United States. Within 36 hours, however, CNN was forced to retract the story and issue an apology to Anthony Scaramucci (presumably for the whole libel thing).

Then overnight, we reported that "the most trusted name in news" announced on Monday afternoon that three network officials are leaving their jobs over the incident: Frank, the reporter on the story; Eric Lichtblau, a recent CNN addition from the New York Times who edited the piece; and Lex Haris, the executive editor of “CNN Investigates.” The moves follow an investigation carried out by CNN executives over the weekend, with the conclusion that longstanding network procedures for publishing stories weren’t properly followed. “There was a significant breakdown in process,” says a CNN source. “There were editorial checks and balances within the organization that weren’t met.”

The official CNN statement: “In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignations of the employees involved in the story’s publication.”

Regarding the personnel changes, a CNN source said, “The individuals all stated that they accepted responsibility and wanted to resign.” A compelling wrinkle in the saga of the story springs from the careful language in the editor’s note: “That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci,” it reads. CNN is not bailing on all the factual representations in the story, however. “We pulled it down not because we disproved it,” says a CNN source, adding that there was “enough concern” on some factual points that “given the breach in process, we decided to pull it down.”

This was not the first time CNN has been caught reporting fake news recently (see "Looks Like CNN's Anonymous Sources Got This One Wrong") and we doubt it will be the last.

Meanwhile, one person was particularly amused and happy by the ongoing CNN credibility slow motion trainwreck: none other than Donald Trump, who just after 6am took to twitter to gloat and share his delight in CNN's humiliation: "CNN had to retract big story on "Russia," with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!""

... and followed it up by retweeting what many believes is a far better logo.

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Secret Weapon's picture

Ban CNN from airport terminals.  Put on a weather channel instead. 

Thom Paine's picture

The best way to stop this  shit - Arab Spring in Saudi Arabia. Revolution in Saudi Arabia.

Destroy all the evil corrupt bastard Saud Royal Family. The sickest people on the planet.

Thebighouse's picture

Gloating is childish.  Trump has the penchant.  

BUT HE IS ABSOLUTELY SPOT ON.

He has no media outlet being 100 percent straightforward and truthful, except One America News maybe? And I don't think they have a huge viewership.

 

Here is the real deal.....Trump team needs to learn how to PSYCHOLOGICALLY DECOMPRESS a generation of BRAIN WASHED CITIZENS.

He needs to have Hillary prosecuted and Bill and Chelsea. obummer needs to repay the ten trillion dollars he stole.

Trump needs to bring people to the realization that there are no entitlements to civilized society.  IT MUST BE MAINTAINED WITH MUCH DILIGENCE AND WORK.

obummer was the LEAST COMMON DENOMINATOR PRESIDENT that STOLE 10 TRILLION DOLLARS from us least common denominator citizens in the name of lies....

namely that we are entitled to phones, healthcare, soaring stock prices, unlimited golf vacations, unlimited spying, drone bombing and unlimited rioting.

 

Obama's lost years.....the opportunity squandered to help eliminate poverty by NOT BREEDING IT AS AN INSTITUTION, the monies pilfered, the war waged....

the acceptance of ANY puking conduct as OK..........IT ISN'T OK.....

There is a lot of work needed to undo this pyschological damage.

The gloating isn't productive.

Thebighouse's picture

Gloating is childish.  Trump has the penchant.  

BUT HE IS ABSOLUTELY SPOT ON.

He has no media outlet being 100 percent straightforward and truthful, except One America News maybe? And I don't think they have a huge viewership.

 

Here is the real deal.....Trump team needs to learn how to PSYCHOLOGICALLY DECOMPRESS a generation of BRAIN WASHED CITIZENS.

He needs to have Hillary prosecuted and Bill and Chelsea. obummer needs to repay the ten trillion dollars he stole.

Trump needs to bring people to the realization that there are no entitlements to civilized society.  IT MUST BE MAINTAINED WITH MUCH DILIGENCE AND WORK.

obummer was the LEAST COMMON DENOMINATOR PRESIDENT that STOLE 10 TRILLION DOLLARS from us least common denominator citizens in the name of lies....

namely that we are entitled to phones, healthcare, soaring stock prices, unlimited golf vacations, unlimited spying, drone bombing and unlimited rioting.

 

Obama's lost years.....the opportunity squandered to help eliminate poverty by NOT BREEDING IT AS AN INSTITUTION, the monies pilfered, the war waged....

the acceptance of ANY puking conduct as OK..........IT ISN'T OK.....

There is a lot of work needed to undo this pyschological damage.

The gloating isn't productive.

NoBillsOfCredit's picture

"the opportunity squandered to help eliminate poverty” trying to eliminate poverty is like trying to nail Jell-O on the wall. Poverty can be reduced but never eliminated. The fact is that, under the Constitution, it is not the government's business nor authority.

Thom Paine's picture

You notice the MSM never call Trump out on Syria.

The MSM is with the MIC, CIA, Deep State, Israel, Sauds on this game.

Trump bombing and killing millions anywhere in the world is fine by them, they wont complain at all.

NickPeeMe's picture

Sorry Drumpf the other stories were all real. It was just this one that was a problem.  CNN is now legit again, brilliant 

Hyjinx's picture

CNN was never "legit."  It is just now becoming obvious to most.

Arnold's picture

May I talk to your supervisor, noob?

DjangoCat's picture

NPM? MDB? Well Nick, welcome aboard.  I hope you can take the heat.

Thom Paine's picture

Hopefully their prepared bombing of Syria, is again in some deserted area, and Russia S400s take most of missles down as before.

perikleous's picture

Its a strategy.. Now they have three fall guys to blame all the Russian fake news they produced through "anonymous sources" CNN manipulated for ratingsand to please the "DEEP STATE" AKA CIA/NSA/Military Industrial Complex and  The Pentagon "Pentagram" to achieve world submission for there financial greed.

Any country that attempts to structure a plan that benefits the people w/o giving the US there cut is a "threat to US National security"

The elected Govt is subject to overthrow by any means needed, usually by civil war created by CIA Assets AKA ISIS/AlNusra/Al Qeida

This policy is needed because the elected official is usually exterminating his own people... Sound familiar, F Y CNN

 

Downrange's picture

I'll submit that the only reason for the 3 stooge purge yesterday at CNN is they were tipped off that Project Veritas was going to grill their asses today

shovelhead's picture

CNN: Attacking Trump is good for business.

Trump: Attacking Syria is good for business.

Why do we always have to pay for everybody elses business?

Arrest Hillary's picture

Trump Tweets .... Bully Pulpit .... CNN .... Bullshit Pulp Fiction ?

Cman5000's picture

I think the media and Democrats are starting or trying to spin out of this Russian narrative. It's to late it's collapsing the damage to the media and Democrats will be years,and rightfully so. These people went full retard land. This is hilarious watching this all implode. The End Democrats handed Trump a filibuster proof Senate in 2018 and reelection in 2020. And the icing on the Cake Trump could appoint up to 4 Supreme Court justices. 

star_guide's picture

CNN "Fake News" Scandal  https://goo.gl/MLTrCw  

THORAX's picture

TWEET ON DON BRO!

StanleyTheManly's picture

And what about MSNBC. They are just as bad if not worse.

Sick Underbelly's picture

Fuck Russian intervention.   How about Trump Tower in NYC as the destination for the majority of criminal, Russian Jews released from the GULAGS by Gorbachev?   And, then, old Trumpy suddenly making a large amount of money?

I don't make this shit up.   30+ years to get into even more nefarioius shit.  Our entire government and judicial systems are infiltrated, compromised, and fucked over.

Trump Tower = opium dens, recovery resort for Jeff Epstein after his kiddie-sadism escapades, among other illegal things.

The more connections I see, I have a hard time seeing which of our two "Candidates" was worse.

What I am trying to find are Putin ties into all this shit...Rex Tillerson and Tevfik Arif  "most likely an under boss and front man for Recep Tayyip Erdogan" go waaaay back.

The Russian Mob Boss, Semion Mogilevich, and Putin connections are the last bit to conclude...gotta dig more.

I am about to pull the trigger and go full-blown with "Trump is Russia's bitch"... calling him CheeZar or RusBitch.

Fuck you if you downvote with no attempt to refute the connections and facts presented.

Anteater's picture

Anyone who bloviates, and threatens and thunders as much as Trump is as guilty as pussy.

Just as the 'Benghazi' circus wasn't about four dead US servicemen, that was a coverup for CIA/State arms running to Syria  and US-IL creation of ISIS to mobilize for oil war takeover of Syria in the Israeli Yinon Plan, in the exaxt same way, the 'Russian hacking' circus isn't about Russia affecting the vote between Ziopig A or Ziopig B, but about the flood of former Soviets Jew career mobsters into all circles of Trump-Kushner property deals and their absolute control over privatization (ex. DeVos) of large areas of Federal government, especially Pentagon Procurement, which is totally hacked and corrupted. Google 'Strategic Procurement Services' ... right, you won't find it, that was the Soviet Jew mob's first DoD entry in 2000, before their 9/11 Coup.

So enjoy the show, we're fucked by the Orange Don and his little shiksa princess.

Northern Flicker's picture

I cancelled my subscription to Veterans Today about a year ago because I found Ian Greenhalgh as biased as they come.  Gordon Duff often seems to have his heart in the right place, but he apparently sold his soul to Hillary long ago. Whether or not there is some truth to this story, my first reaction is that this is just another Trump-Russia smear campaign.

decentralisedscrutinizer's picture

 

Why waste time on this alligator when the swamp’s most critical economic and political problems revolve around the hegemony of a global corporate cartel, which is headquartered in the US because this is where their dominant military force resides. The US Constitution is therefore the “kingpin” of an all-inclusive global financial empire. These fictitious entities now own the USA and command its military infrastructure by virtue of the Federal Reserve Corporation, regulatory capture, MSM propaganda, and congressional lobbying.

 

The Founders had to fight a bloody Revolutionary War to win our right to incorporate as a nation – the USA. But then, for whatever reason, our Founders granted the greediest businessmen among them unrestricted corporate charters with enough potential capital & power to compete with the individual states, smaller sovereign nations, and eventually to buy out the USA itself. The only way The People can regain our sovereignty as a constitutional republic now is to severely curtail the privileges of any corporation doing business here. To remain sovereign we have to stop granting corporate charters to just any “suit” that comes along without fulfilling a defined social value in return. The "Divine Right Of Kings” should not apply to fictitious entities just because they are “Too Big To Fail”. We can't afford to privatize our Treasury to transnational banks anymore. Government must be held responsible only to the electorate, not fictitious entities; and banks must be held responsible to the government if we are ever to restore sanity, much less prosperity, to the world.

 

It was a loophole in our Constitution that allowed corporate charters to be so easily obtained that a swamp of corruption inevitably flooded our entire economic system. It is a swamp that can't be drained at this point because the Constitution doesn’t provide a drain. This 28th amendment is intended to install that drain so Congress can pull the plug ASAP. As a matter of political practicality we must rely on the Article 5 option to do this, for which the electorate will need overwhelming consensus beforehand. Seriously; an Article 5 Constitutional Convention is rapidly becoming our only sensible option.

 

This is what I think it will take to save the world; and nobody gets hurt:

 

28th Amendment:

 

Corporations are not persons in any sense of the word and shall be granted only those rights and privileges that Congress deems necessary for the well-being of the People. Congress shall provide legislation defining the terms and conditions of corporate charters according to their purpose; which shall include, but are not limited to:

 

1, prohibitions against any corporation; a, owning another corporation; b, becoming economically indispensable or monopolistic; or c, otherwise distorting the general economy;

 

2, prohibitions against any form of interference in the affairs of; a, government, b, education, c, news media; or d, healthcare, and

 

3, provisions for; a, the auditing of standardized, current, and transparent account books; b, the establishment of state and municipal banking; and c, civil and criminal penalties to be suffered by corporate executives for violation of the terms of a corporate charter.

    

PleasedToMeatYou's picture

decentralisedsc...

Copies and pastes here at ZH the verbose rants that he writes to himself. 

...sorta like Bruce Wilds, but without his own blog.

AND, with over 30 pastes in about 24 hours of the EXACT same piece of crap that he's been pasting for weeks now, he's really got some sticky diarrhea.