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CNN Pulls Investigative Bloodhounds From Trump-Russia Coverage

CNN Executives have called off their investigative reporting bloodhounds in the Trump Russia case in the wake of multiple inaccurately reported stories back in June.

It would seem that the Fake News Network has too much on their plate to worry about removing fake stories about Trump from their website.

All reporting duties regarding the Trump Russia story have been relegated to the D.C. Team.

The Daily Caller reports:

 

CNN’s president, Jeffrey A. Zucker, led an investigation into the mishap and found that the story, written by Pulitzer finalist Thomas Frank, was published over the concerns of CNN’s legal team. The investigation revealed that key aspects of Frank’s reporting were based on one source, who expressed trepidation with how the information was presented before the story went to print, a fact Frank failed to relay to his colleagues.

The report came after a serious of embarrassments for the network, including the firing of hosts Reza Aslan and Kathy Griffin in response to inappropriate, and in Griffin’s case threatening, public messages directed at President Donald Trump. The story also came after CNN issued a correction on an article that inaccurately predicted details of former FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony.

The error was also particularly damaging to CNN’s brand as it occurred as Trump was harshly criticizing the network over charges of biased coverage.

Despite the retraction, CNN has never said the story was incorrect. The network merely states that it “did not meet CNN’s editorial standards.”

HT Jack Crowe at the Daily Caller.

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