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Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

CNN said the story did not meet its editorial standards and was retracted and the links to the story were disabled.

"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", a spokesman said Monday evening.

Eric Lichtblau, who just joined CNN three months ago as an editor; and Lex Haris, a CNN veteran who has headed CNN Investigates since January, all left the company Monday.

The US president seized on the incident to renew his repeated attacks on the cable network as a purveyor of "fake news".

"Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories".

Three of the network's investigative journalists resigned this week after publishing a false report based on an anonymous source which tied a top Trump official to Russian Federation.

Bonifield said CNN CEO Jeff Zucker told his staff to get back to the Russian Federation collusion story after they covered Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord for two days, and implied that this decision was driven by ratings. He lumped ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times and The Washington Post together in the same "fake news" category. The article wrote provocatively that RDIF's "chief executive met with a member of President Donald Trump's transition team four days before Trump's inauguration", and asserted that they discussed the possibility of lifting USA sanctions against Russian Federation.

John Podhoretz, a conservative columnist for The New York Post and editor of Commentary magazine tweeted that "CNN published a bad story, pulled it, apologized".

Concha says part of the problem with CNN's reporting is that their journalists are more concerned with their biases and bylines than with proper sourcing and corroboration. "Ratings way down!" the president said.

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He also had an opinion on CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker.

When Kathy Griffin posed with photos of a decapitated President Trump and Reza Aslan called the president an expletive, they were both fired by CNN.

CNN's public relations staff refuted Trump's notion that the network is hurting, saying it is completing the most-watched second quarter in the network's history.

The most recent story resulted in a full retraction and relied on a single anonymous source.

Scaramucci, who describes himself on Twitter as an "American entrepreneur", graciously accepted CNN's apology on Saturday.

Sputnik News first reported that RDIF wrote directly to CNN, asking them to amend numerous elements of the article.

Frank was an on-air reporter for "CNN Investigates" and a longtime newspaper writer, per Variety.

See all of Trump's rant against CNN, including a meme he retweeted, below.


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