CNN throws in the towel on fake Russian news

CNN has dismantled its vaunted Trump-colluded-with-the-Russians investigative unit in a wretched concession to reality.  The only thing the unit found was an empty well for stories, surrounded by a crust of fake news.  The whole caper damaged the network's credibility, and the public just wasn't buying it anymore.  So the whole unit had to go. What a shabby end to what the network had put so much stock in in the heady days of trying to oust President Trump just as he had taken office. The New York Times attributes the unit's sorry end to confusion in the fact-checking process – which is baloney for anyone who has ever worked in a newsroom – claiming that on one bad story, a lawyer's concerns were ignored.  That's not the way it works in most newsrooms – normally, the lawyer has the loudest voice about what goes to press, given the potential for lawsuits, much to the resentment of the reporters.  Well,...(Read Full Post)

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