Why CNN can't have nice things

In an extraordinary move, CNN's staff, from social media to video to editorial to MoneyStream, has been told, "No Russia reporting for you!" without adult supervision. According to the Daily Caller: No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason," CNNMoney executive editor Rich Barbieri said in an email obtained by BuzzFeed. "This applies to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions." The "Jason" referred to in the email is a vice president at CNN, according to BuzzFeed. Hear that?  No exceptions. Sounds as though someone's been playing hooky from actual news-gathering and has gone off to the peep shows or something. The leaked memo comes in the wake of a string of embarrassments in the network's Russia coverage, with CNN living up to its nickname, "fake news," bestowed President Trump.  How could stories that had to be retracted –...(Read Full Post)